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Some Google Home owners report speaker randomly stops playing music

A few owners of the Google Home connected speaker have reported that it stops playing music randomly. Google says it is aware of the issue.

Published onDecember 23, 2016

The Google Home connected speaker has been available for over a month now, but a few owners have since reported that the device just randomly stops playing music in the middle of playing a song. So far, there’s no explanation for why this might be happening.

Google’s support forums have a number of posts from owners on this issue, including one who says it occurs while using voice commands to play a song or when Google Home is casting from a phone or PC. Many of the owners have tried to reboot the speaker, but the problem keeps popping up.

Some users have speculated that a bad Internet or WiFi connection may be to blame, but others have stated their connection seems to be fine when it is in use to stream content to other devices.  A Google rep posted on the forums on Nov. 19 stating the company is going to do some “further research on this matter”. However, that’s the last time that a team member has posted on the issue in those forums. In the meantime, more and more owners of Google Home have been reporting the same random music interruptions.

If you own a Google Home speaker, have you experienced these same kinds of problems? If so, let us know your impressions in the comments.

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