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Google Home Chromecast: Start Spotify on Essence MKII

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stampfki
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stampfki posted on Fri, Apr 13 2018 3:05 PM

now as a separate thread:

 

I have now also a Goggle Home Mini and trying to start a cast (e.g. Spotify) on my Essence MKII, is set as the default speaker in the Hoogle Home app. Mini confirms my voice command but Essence is not starting the sound. Even though I can see in the Beo Remote app, that Essence is switching to Chromcast as source.

 

Has anyone a similar setup working at home?

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elephant
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I had it working a month or two back, but not as the default speaker.

Also I am not sure I was trying to auto-start Spotify ... from memory I typically cranked everything by hand to get it started ....

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OK this was my test just now for you ...

“ hey Google play Spotify on speakers”

I got a random song playing ...

“ Hey Google play Lana Del Rey on speakers”

Ahhh that’s better :)

Before starting the test I checked my Apps were up and the configuration was looking good.

I hope the following screenshots help you.

Spotify

B&O App

Google Home ... Home screen

Google Home “devices” scrolled list

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elephant
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I just realised I was testing the Core and you wanted the Essence ...

Now can I do it by voice ?

“Hey Google please play music on the bed room speakers” .... sadly it did not switch the track .... it started a new stream .... and dropped the old one

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Hi elephant,

Brilliant. Thank you for the effort!

I have just replied to your other post about the Beta testing. My issue was at first that in my country Google Home is not fully supported. So I had to use a VPN with US IP address to enable Google Home app to set Spotify as default music service.

However, unfortunately I still cannot trigger the Essence playing by a voice command on the Google Home Mini.

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elephant replied on Mon, Apr 16 2018 12:14 PM
stampfki:

However, unfortunately I still cannot trigger the Essence playing by a voice command on the Google Home Mini.

Thanks for your feedback on the other thread.

It will be Wednesday Sad before I can try an isolation test of just the E2 and the google Home mini.

Stayed tuned 📻 !

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