Pixel 3 XL, Google Home
My Question or Issue
When I ask for a specific song using the Google assistant, I get a song with the correct title, but not the version I want or expect. The version I get is not even near the top result when I search for it in the app.
For example, if I ask for "Concerning Hobbits" the version I want is from the Fellowship of the Ring Soundtrack, which is the first result. But what I get is a live version from the "Fantasymphony" album, which is the 8th result on the song search list.
Why doesn't it play the top search result for a song when I ask for a specific song?
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Hi there @pearsand,
Thanks for the reply.
With a free account you should be able to play specific albums/playlists, be it in shuffle mode.
What you can try doing is to add the specific version of the track you want to hear to a playlist with a unique name and then try issuing a voice command to play that playlist.
The way Google assistant requests specific tracks from the servers works a bit differently than when you search for a song directly through the app. So on some specific cases, like the one with the song "Concerning Hobbits" you might not always get the track which comes up on top of your search through the app.
Let us know if playing a specific playlist containing that song version worked out.