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Google home keeps stopping to buffer

AusWaz
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Hi, I just recently got a Google Home and I can't seem to get a consistent stream when playing spotify through the device. Spotify works flawlessly when I play through a device on the same network. Is there a way I can change the streaming bitrate for Google Home in order to get a smooth playback?

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BrettD85
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Last update from me. After taking to Twitter, Spotify support advised to try a re-link of my account again using the Google Home App. This appears to have now fixed the issue. While I had done this previously, it is possible they resolved an underlying issue that the re-link will fix. 

 

If you haven't done this in the last few hours and are still experiencing the issue, perhaps give it a try.

 

Open your Google Home App > Devices > Google Home > Music > Un-link

then ...

Link to Spotify > Enter credentials > Done > Test.

 

Good luck everyone; I hope this is the last we see of this issue.

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SurfcoastGuy
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Just did this via music tab on main menu, seems to have worked, hadn’t buffered for 2 songs and it was doing it every 20-30 seconds Will see how it goes. Thanks heaps for the post! 

 

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gcalderhead
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Resolved by unlinking and relinking Spotify within the Google home app's music section.

 

Annoying.

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Kezwaz
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Had same problem, went to devices in google home app and stopped notifications for all android devices connected to same WiFi and somehow this has fixed the music pausing problem. Also stops people connected to same wifi getting an annoying notification that someone has connected a device. Maybe on certain phones that get the notification, the feature could be interfering with the Spotify stream? I dunno but now I'm 4 songs in and no pausing! Good luck guys, hope it works for you too

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windam
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I'm having the same issue here in my Google Home Mini. Glad to know I'm not the only one who's having this problem.

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Krangsquared
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We started getting this on our Google Home since yesterday. Am in Australia. Changed streaming quality to "Normal" on Spotify app but don't know if that sets it for Google Home too. Pausing is still happening just as frequently.

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polleyg
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Same here. In Australia and since yesterday any music I play just keeps cutting in/out every 10s or so.

 

  1. Rebooted router
  2. Rebooted Home
  3. Checked Wifi speed

Nothing helps.

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Jeff252
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In Australia too. It used to work fine but got the same problem this morning. Songs keep stopping like it's buffering when playing on Home Mini. Works fine on phone/laptop so I think it's not a wifi problem.

Any idea how to fix this?

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FletchH1
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Having same issue, noticed it today, have been away.  Very disappointing concidering I just added 2 minis and an cast audio to my setup for the fact it was working so well the last week or so!

 

rebooted router still no luck

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DavidJGH
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In Australia too, getting the same problem - intermittent dropouts from Spotify on google Home - both my wife and myself (on separate accounts for google and Spotify).

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jcm4101
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In Australia too and getting the same issue...
Streams perfectlyon same network from another non google device.

Thje google Home streams non spotify audio fine, just affects spotify streams..

 

Factory reset Google home, no change..

 

hmmmmm very frustrating..

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sulvo
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+1 Yes, same issue here since yesterday. Have tried all of the above strategies as well but to no avail. Hey Google and Spotify - any idea what is going on with this integration??...

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