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Nest device keeps playing YouTube playlists instead of proper albums

MrChronus
Community Member

Hello!

So I am a YouTube Music Premium member on the Family membership tier...

On my 2nd Gen Google Nest Mini if I ask it specifically: "Hey Google, play album Travelling Without Moving by Jamiroquai" it responds with "Ok, here's a YouTube Music Playlist 'Jamiroquai - Travelling Without Moving'".

Except, I want it to play the actual album, not a YouTube Music Playlist version of it!!! I get the same response if I word the request, for example:

  • "Hey Google, play the actual album Travelling Without Moving by Jamiroquai"
  • "Hey Google, play album Travelling Without Moving by Jamiroquai"
  • "Hey Google, play the full album Travelling Without Moving

The only way I can get to play the actual album is by using specific wording:

  • "Hey Google. play the album Travelling Without Moving and not the YouTube Music Playlist"
  • "Hey Google, play album Travelling Without Moving"
  • "Hey Google, play my album Travelling Without Moving"  (NB: This fetches it from my library of uploaded songs)

This also happens with other albums, for example, the album "Animals" by Pink Floyd, I can not get to play the actual album instead of some YouTube Music Playlist, no matter what combination of phrases I use!!!

Is there anyway to switch the default behaviour to search for actual YouTube Music albums first, and then playlists after if the album can not be found? Also, why is it behaving like this? It never used to attempt to Playlists first, I am sure of it!

 

KR

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Cathal_S
Gold Product Expert
Gold Product Expert

Hi MrChronus,

Can you please try the commands without using the word 'album'.

"Play Travelling Without Moving by Jamiroquai"

"Play [album name]"

"Play [album name] by [artist name]"

You can find more information about music commands from the Google Nest help center link below.

Listen to music:

https://support.google.com/googlenest/answer/7030379 

 

 

Regards,
Cathal

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Cathal_S
Gold Product Expert
Gold Product Expert

Hi MrChronus,

Can you please try the commands without using the word 'album'.

"Play Travelling Without Moving by Jamiroquai"

"Play [album name]"

"Play [album name] by [artist name]"

You can find more information about music commands from the Google Nest help center link below.

Listen to music:

https://support.google.com/googlenest/answer/7030379 

 

 

Regards,
Cathal

Thanks @Cathal_S!

Those three commands work perfectly for the TWM Jamiroquai album.

I tried the same to try and play the "Animals" Pink Floyd album, and instead I got "Animals - Manowar" from my music library!!!

 

Any ideas for this one?

 

Cathal_S
Gold Product Expert
Gold Product Expert

Hi again,

 

I also had strange results with this one???

I just tried "Hey Google, play Animals by Pink Floyd" and it worked correctly for me (UK user).

But when I said "Hey Google, Play Pink Floyd - Animals" it played a playlist???

Screenshot_20220623-202442.png

Please check what your results are with these commands.

You can also check your Google assistant activity to see if you have been heard correctly.

Assistant activity:

https://myactivity.google.com/myactivity?product=31 

 

 

Regards,
Cathal

Cheers again @Cathal_S,

I too am British, same results as you! Except, Google played "Dogs" for one of my asks! See below from GA

MrChronus_0-1656090956378.png

 

I think this is going to be "just the way it works".

Thanks for the help!

Cathal_S
Gold Product Expert
Gold Product Expert

Hi again,

This is a community forum supported by other users like myself but if you get stuck with any other music requests just use the @Cathal_S  tag to get my attention and I will try and help further or report this to the Google Nest team if it's an issue we can't solve 👍

 

 

Regards,
Cathal

Azarco
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey folks,

 

Cathal_S Appreciate your assistance.

 

 I wanted to follow up and see if you are still in need of any help. Please let me know if you are still having any trouble from here, as I would be happy to take a closer look and assist you further.


Thanks,

Alex

MrChronus
Community Member

Thanks @Azarco!

@Cathal_S was able to resolve

Azarco
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey MrChronus,

 

We appreciate your update. We'll keep this thread open for other users to view the resolution. We're here if you have other questions.

 

Best,

Alex

Azarco
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi MrChronus,

As we got our resolution here, I'm going to mark this thread as resolved. I'll be locking this thread if we won't hear back from you again in 24 hrs. Should that happen, feel free to create a new one if you have more questions or have other concerns in the future.

Best,
Alex