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Google Assistant opens alternate song versions in Spotify

Status: Fixed

I got a new car that supports Android Auto (and Apple's CarPlay but that's irrelevant to this) so I purchased premium Spotify so I can just tell my car what to play. However since day one (3 months ago now?) I noticed a lot of songs don't default to the studio versions of songs. If I use voice commands via the Spotify app directly they usually play just fine, but when asking Google Assistant to play songs, I get remixes or live versions of songs almost constantly. Some examples are "Deorro - Five Hours" plays the Chris Brown version "Five More Hours". Just today I used to say "Ok Google, play Faded from Alan Walker" and up until today it played the studio version. Now it plays a Tiesto remix. Rock songs constantly bring up live audio versions and overall is making for a very unpleasant experience. Is this an issue with Google Assistant or Spotify? Again, I get the results I want "inside" the Spotify app just fine typically, but not when I ask for a song (that plays via Spotify) from Google Assistant.

Hey all,


Thanks for your patience. This should now be fixed!


Can you make sure you have the latest version of Spotify installed and let us know if this works now? 


Have a nice day.


I still have this issue with google home.  drives me crazy.  It's enough to make me drop my subscription.  I cant see a fix posted.  how was it resolved?

It still happens to me on occasion, depending on the song I request. It's
definitely annoying, I just don't know if it is Spotify or Google that
needs to address the issue.

This appears to affect Amazon, Google and Apple assistants.


It’s therefore highly likely to be a Spotify issue.


As I mentioned earlier in the thread... 

This isn't a Spotify issue as I have the same thing with Yahoo Music (previously Google Play Music).
It seems to have got worse recently... Any song I request as a 'seed' invariably ends up with a live concert by the artist being played...


Also getting this issue on Google devices. It seems to be about 25% of the songs I request now.