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Autoplay on Google Home not working

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Plan

Premium family

Country

United States

Device

Pixel 3

Operating System

Windows 10

 

My Question or Issue

Whenever I start a playlist or shuffle my liked songs, either casting to Google Home or starting as a voice prompt from assistant on Google home, autoplay will not work. I have it on for the two accounts in my house, but music always stops at the end of the playlist. 

 

I frequently see people saying they can't turn it off, but mine is the exact opposite problem!

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Re: Autoplay on Google Home not working

Casual Listener

Just popping in to say I am having exactly the same problem - did you find a solution to this by any chance?

 

I also have premium, and all devices are set to autoplay, but when playing through google home or chromecast audio the music stops at the end of album or playlist.

 

It definitely used to work, and like you I can only find people struggling to turn it off!

Re: Autoplay on Google Home not working

Regular

I haven't really tested this, but I believe I was informed that for autoplay to work, you can't shuffle the playlist. If you start it from the beginning, it should autoplay. 

 

While that's at least some resolution, it seems to me that autoplay should function regardless of whether shuffle is active or not.

Re: Autoplay on Google Home not working

Casual Listener

Thanks for the reply, but that's not the case for me. Doesn't matter if it's an album or playlist, played in order or on shuffle, the music always stops at the end. I have autoplay enabled on Spotify.

 

 

Re: Autoplay on Google Home not working

Casual Listener
Just to add, after reading something on reddit, if I select a single track to play then autoplay will kick in after that one track. Just not after a whole album or playlist.

It definitely used to work, and it's only just stopped working in the last month or two... Very annoying, I used to use that feature loads without even thinking about it.

A solution from Spotify would be greatly appreciated.

Re: Autoplay on Google Home not working

Regular

I have this same issue.
Autoplay has never worked for me, not once. The music stops at the end of any playlist I am listening to. Doesn't matter if it is my own or a daily mix.

I've tried everything recommended online, toggled the autoplay option, reinstalled, uninstalled and installed again. I've also moved the install location.
Nothing works.

Doesn't matter if I cast from my phone either.

Re: Autoplay on Google Home not working

Moderator
Moderator

Hey there folks, 

 

Thanks for reaching out about this in the Community!

 

We'd like to look into this further, so we have a couple of questions.

 

Does music play automatically on the end of playlists/albums if you're playing straight from your phone/computer without being connected to the smart speaker?

 

Does this happen when you're playing music from a certain device or also when using voice commands? 

 

A thing you can try: Go to the app settings > Devices > switch Spotify Connect in the background to enabled.

 

We'll be on the lookout for your replies. Thanks.

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Re: Autoplay on Google Home not working

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Hi, I just tested this now.

I'm running the Spotify app on Windows 10 from the built in app store.

I usually play from the Windows 10 app and cast to my Google Home devices and this is where it stops playing. I don't use the voice commands to play music.

 

I tried playing straight from the Windows 10 app on my PC and I got a message saying that similar songs will play and I can confirm that at the end of one of my Daily Mix playlists that it carried on playing similar music.

 

So for me, the issue is autoplay does not work when casting from the Spotify app in Windows 10 to a Google Home device. I've tried casting from my phone and same issue. Without casting it works fine.

Re: Autoplay on Google Home not working

Moderator
Moderator

Hi @Bobmugabe,

 

Thanks for the quick reply.

 

It seems that this issue is caused by the Google Home device's settings, since Autoplay works normally when not streamed.

 

Can you try to play a song using a voice command and see whether Song Radio starts automatically? Also try playing a song radio and cast it to the speaker and see if that keeps playing similar songs.

 

Keep us posted.

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Re: Autoplay on Google Home not working

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Hi,

 

Test 1:

I closed the Spotify app on my PC and phone and asked my Google Home device to play a specific song by an artist.

It seemed to play only that artist and songs from any of their album after the initial song. I skipped a few tracks but it stuck to that artist. I didn't get to the end of their list as they have many songs.

 

Test 2:

I ran Spotify from my PC and cast to my Google Home device. I played that same song from the same artist and the playlist contained songs from somewhat similar bands as well as other songs I have 'liked' in the past. But once that playlist was done, the music stopped and Spotify returned to the original song waiting for me to hit play.

 

So with voice it seemed to only play that artist and from Spotify casting it seemed to play a playlist of different artists and then stop at the end.

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