I ask the Google Assistant (GA) on my Sonos One to ‘Hey, Google… Play the news’. GA plays my news podcast playlist. When I say “Hey Google….Stop” or “Hey Google… Stop playing the news” or anything closely related, it won’t stop. Previously I was able to stop the playback by hitting the Next/Pause button, but now it only act as the ‘Next’ button, taking me to the next story. I tried to change the playback to the weather - “Hey Google...what is the weather today?” GA plays the weather, but after, starts the news playlist again. The only way I can get the news to stop is by unplugging the device and plugging it back in.
Come on Sonos. You’re better than this. I consider you a ‘near luxury-class’ product which means you should always get it right. I used to have the $20 Google Home speaker in the same room….on top of my Sonos. I really don’t want to go back to those days.
The only thing I can think of that may be the issue, the Google Home in the next room or on my phone may be ‘hearing’ and confusing the Sonos One GA? But I muted those mics, turned off my phone, and the problem still persisted. I haven’t tried to ‘completely reboot, erase the speaker, add back, etc., but really hoping I don’t need to do that.