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Open YouTube Video instead of YouTube Music

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When I ask my Google Nest Hub (2nd Gen) to play a song on YouTube, it always opens YouTube Music. I have to ask for 'play [song] on YouTube video' to watch the video. I can't find the option, if there's any, to select YouTube (not YouTube Music) as default player. Where can I change this?

In case it matters: I have a YouTube Premium suscription. In my Google TV (ChromeCast with Google TV), the same question opens in YouTube, not YouTube Music.


Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hello PacoFdez,


That certainly hasn't been easy for you — let me help you out.


While you can set a default music provider, we don't have a way to set a default player. If you want to watch a YouTube video, you need to include it on your command. For example, "OK Google open YouTube" or "OK Google, play funny videos from YouTube". We're always looking for ways to improve and we'll take it as feedback. 


Let us know if you have other questions or concerns otherwise, we'll lock this thread after 24 hours.




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Hello Alex,

So I have to ask for 'YouTube video', not only 'YouTube' (for songs), or include the word 'video' in the request if I'm using the Nest Hub. Thank you for your help!

As a suggestion, Google Assistant should opens YouTube when someone says 'YouTube'. 🙂

Have a nice day!

PS: You can lock the thread, the question is answered.

Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi PacoFdez,


We are glad that your inquiry was answered. I'll close this thread now. Feel free to reach out again should you have more questions/suggestions - we are here for you.