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Google Home will now finally access your Google Play movies and TV shows

Curiously, Google Home voice commands didn't work with Google's own Google Play Movies. That is, until yesterday. Give it a try now!

Published onMay 18, 2018

  • Using Google Home voice commands, you can now access your Google Play Movies library.
  • Previously, both Google Home and Google Assistant couldn’t access the Google Play library.
  • You don’t need to link your account like you would with Netflix or HBO Go. It just works.

Asking your Google Home hardware to play something on Netflix is a snap: “Hey Google, play Stranger Things on Netflix.” Google Home (via Google Assistant) will play the next episode in your queue on your television, assuming you’ve connected your Netflix account and TV to Assistant.

But for some strange reason, you couldn’t do the same thing with Google Play Movies. That is, until yesterday. Now, you can use your voice to access the movies and TV shows you’ve purchased or rented from the Google Play Store.

What’s even better is that you don’t have to connect your Google Play account to your Google Home or Google Assistant for it to work. This makes sense, as your Google Assistant and Google Play accounts should be one-and-the-same. It will just work, so give it a shot!

Why this couldn’t be done from the very beginning is a bit curious, but regardless it is available now.

You can see the full list of supported streaming media account platforms for Google Home here. And if you don’t have a Google Home hardware product, there’s a deal on the Google Store right now where you can save $20 by buying two Google Home Minis. Check it out by hitting the button below.

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