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I'm trying to get a specific song to play, on repeat, all night.  The first issue is, I cannot get google assistant to identify the right song whether it be on Spotify (Paid) or Apple Music (Paid), and there's an unresolved thread for the same issue on YouTube Premium.

Play "Brown Noise (Loop)" on Apple Music. 

I also tried to create a routine where I spell out the title of the song, "Brown Noise (Loop)," but that did not work either (frustrating).

The pivot as I understand is to use a playlist.  I added the song to a personal playlist and I can get it to play the playlist containing that 1 song, but the "On Repeat" command does not work on playlists, it seems.  It will play the playlist (containing 1 song) once. "On repeat" does work for a single song when directly selected by title. 

I tried "Play Brown Noise Loop from PlayListName on Apple Music" but it plays an even more random song, not on playlist. 

Is there a command to play a specific song from a playlist but not the playlist itself? I'm guessing no.
Is there a different command to use in order to make a playlist repeat indefinitely? I'm guessing no.

Not super interested in common troubleshooting suggestions like reset your device.  Have you done it?  If so, how.  Much appreciated. 🙂



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Community Specialist

Hi  Dwight_Schrute,


This is not the experience we want you to have, let me help you. A few questions: which Nest speakers are we working with? Were you able to play a specific song or artist from your mentioned service provider before? What country are you located in? Are you using a Google account with a preferred Gmail domain? What is the exact command and response when asking for a specific song or artist?


For your questions:


  • Is there a command to play a specific song from a playlist but not the playlist itself?
    • You can just ask to play the song whether it be from your playlist or not.
  • Is there a different command to use to make a playlist repeat indefinitely?
    • Include in the command the keywords "Repeat on" or "Repeat off"

Depending on which music service you choose to set as default, follow the steps below:


  1. Make sure your mobile device or tablet is connected to the same Wi-Fi network or linked to the same account as your speaker or display.
  2. Open the Google Home app.
  3. At the top right, tap your account.
  4. Verify that the Google Account shown is the one linked to your speaker or display. To switch accounts, tap the triangle next to the Google Account, then tap another account or Add another account.
  5. Go back to the home screen, and at the top left, tap Add > Music.
  6. To choose your default service, tap the music service you'd like to use. Assistant will use this service when you say “Hey Google, play music.”
  7. To link functionality:
    • For YouTube, your account is automatically linked when you link your Google Account to your speaker or display.
    • For Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora, and others, you'll need to link your accounts.
      • To connect your account, tap a music service > Link account > sign in or sign up for the service and follow the in-app steps.
      • To unlink an account, tap Unlink > Unlink account.


Note: For all services, speakers and displays currently support a single account per streaming service.


Listen to music on your speakers and displays


Hope this helps.




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I'm now trying this with YouTube premium.  I prefer testing using routines to eliminate any confusion.

Under actions I use "Try using your own" type.

My exact command is:

Play Deep Brown Noise by Brainbox, Repeat On

Result: It plays the brown noise song once, then proceeds to play the loudest random "next" song. Since I'm trying to sleep, this is particularly infuriating. 

I remove the comma then hit the routine again.

Result: It plays Cream by Prince (as first song)

I then separate the routine into 2 steps

Play Deep Brown Noise by Brainbox
Repeat On


It says sorry something went wrong, but then says sure this will keep repeating, and plays the correct song.
It plays the song once, then plays Raspberry Beret by Prince

You can't make this stuff up.
What am I doing wrong?
Update: I reran that last routine, and it did not say "something went wrong" but did the same thing and played a 50 cent song next.  




Hi Dwight_Schrute,


We appreciate your effort. How about deleting the routine and re-creating a new one? Have you already tried that? Also, can you check if this command would work: "Ok Google, play <name of playlist> from my library". As soon as you're done commanding it, check if the songs included on your playlist will play in comparison to what the routine is doing.


Keep me posted.




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Community Specialist

Hi there,


I want to check if you have additional questions and concerns about your device. Let us know by updating this thread, and we're glad to assist you further.



Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hello there,


We haven’t heard back from you, so I'll be locking this thread in 24 hours. Feel free to create a new one if you have other concerns in the future.