It's so weird, I can cast music from Spotify to my google speaker, but it won't let me play podcasts.
If I am not casting to my speaker, it plays just fine on my phone. But if I am cast to the speaker, I hit play on a podcast and it does nothing.
If I say, "hey google, play the latest episode of the daily podcast", she responds "alright, playing the daily on spotify" and goes on playing music like nothing happened.
I unlinked and relinked spotify under my podcast settings in the google home app. No change.
Sorry to hear about your experience with your Google Home device, and thanks for bringing this up.
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Let me know how it goes.
I unplugged/plugged back in my modem, router, and google nest speakers. I also deleted the google home app and reinstalled it. I also rebooted the speakers from the app; and still no change. I can play music as expected, it is only when I try to play podcasts from Spotify.
I just realized that everything plays just fine (including podcasts) when I connect to my speakers via bluetooth. But when I try to cast from my phone (or ask google), it won't play podcasts on the speakers. Very frustrating.
I am having the same issue and have tried all these things. This only happens with certain podcasts. For example, I am able to listen to The Economist. But I am trying to play a Spotify original podcast called Bandsplain. My google home will play the Spotify trailer, but it refuses to play any individual episode. Incredibly frustrating.
Not sure if this is still an active thread... I am also having a similar issue. Some episodes will cast while others will not (within the same podcast) it bumps to the next then the next and usually ends up with me having to stop the casting and then restart.
I have also tried all the above steps, even have a brand new nest hub and it still doesn't play all the episodes. But they play fine on my phone.
We're sorry to hear about your concern when playing podcasts on your Nest Hub even after having a new one, still the same behavior. If you don't mind me asking, for us to narrow things down, do you remember what troubleshooting steps above have you done? Also, to confirm, this is just happening in podcasts, right? Could you try other music platforms like YouTube for us to isolate? It would help a lot if you could do a sequential reboot to refresh your devices link to Wi-Fi and each other. Unplug the power cord of your router followed by your Nest hub for 3 minutes. Plug them back in starting with your router. Restarting your phone might also help.
Keep us posted.
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Sorry for the delay, I did see. I think I misspoke when I said that one podcast played some times and not others, it was two different shows.
I have done all the things suggested and didn't fix it. I also went to Google podcasts and found the one that wouldn't cast from Spotify there. It also wouldn't cast from the Google podcast app. I'm guessing, as I think someone noted, it's the podcast itself not allowing it? Is that a thing?
I'm sorry for the late reply. Google relies heavily on the features of 3rd party devices, apps and services. We can't rule out the possibility about accessibility and if certain podcast channels are allowed to be played. It would really be of big help if we can further isolate this first to know what steps to take. Aside from podcasts, are you able to play music using other music platforms like YouTube Music or Spotify? Follow the steps below to link a music service:
Note: For all services, speakers and displays currently support a single account per streaming service.
Looking forward to your responses.