Google assistant won't play Google music
I've been waiting for Google assistant to come. But when I set it up it won't play any of my Google play music. When I ask it to play it says it's not apart of my subscription. This happens with my own music that the sonos app can see also. But I was hoping it would play my Google music that I can play with thr Google home minis. Is this normal?
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If this is indeed the case, it would still seem that Sonos is still in the best position to potentially address the issue with the service provider, given their already established relationship with the firm (contacts already established in previous licensing and sharing discussions, etc.). Also, Sonos would have access to their user usage statistics and Google Play Music access issue statistics (gathered from Sonos usage data, this forum, and other sources), which would put them in the best position to best represent the user community in discussions with the provider.
Anyways, crossing fingers that our voices are heard...
In the meantime, I will probably switch back to Alexa (as the native support for Google's own music services was the primary reason I was looking to switch to Google Assistant)...
Yep, you're right, I used to have the same problem back then. Only thing you could play were playlists. Too a long time for Google to fix it.
I spoke with tech support re: this issue today and they stated that currently they do not have support for playing My Library songs via voice command through Google Assistant, just streaming services apparently. Which is odd, since you can easily do it through the app or verbally through the Google Assistant on your phone/device.
The fact is, this GA implementation on Sonos is classic crippleware (e.g. limited GPM capability, no Music Library capability, etc). I generally don’t use the feature except for the limited functionality it provides with Pandora. Considering that the smart speaker market is booming, and full-blown implementations of GA are available on competing products, Sonos has chosen to make their products non-competitive when it comes to voice control. It’s a deficiency they could fix if they wanted to.
I have found a way round this issue. Firstly as you have Google Play Music I presume you also have Google Drive ( free online storage). In this drive create a folder called music, then in this folder create a folder for each artist, say Adele. then in this folder upload mp3 songs of hers you own. You cannot just upload the album it must just be the mp3s.
Then in the Amazon Alexa app go to the skills and enable Personal Jukebox, this will ask you to choose the online storage for Google. Enter user name and password and accept. Job done. Then on Sonos say ‘Alexa Tell Personal Jukebox to play Adele’ (or which ever artist folder you have created). The only issue is that Personal Jukebox shuffles the songs in the folder, but hey at least you can use you cloud storage!!