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In two simple words, you can define Google Assistant as a virtual assistant. Basically, its function is to allow you to control your smartphone using voice commands. For instance, it can make appointments and send messages. It can play songs as well. There can be many reasons behind the Google Assistant not playing the music. Some of the reasons can be issues related to the Google application, the connected Google account of yours or else the order/command that you give for playing the song.In this blog, we will figure out the ways to get Google Assistant to play music.


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The step that should be taken whenever Google Assistant won’t play songs


  1. Firstly, check that Google application and the song app have the relevant permissions.
  2. Ensure that Google Assistant and the music streaming app are connected with the same Google account.
  3. Give a try by connecting with another music service with the Google account of yours.
  4. Always use the statement ‘in my library’ in the command whenever playing the song that is present on your device.
  5. Make a proper playlist for the songs that have been locally saved and then ask Google Assistant to play it.

The method of checking the Google App and Music Service App permissions

In simple words, the Google Assistant depends on the Google app for working. So it shall not work properly if your Google app does not have the required permissions.


Follow the given below steps carefully for checking the permissions.

  1. Firstly, go to the Settings application.
  2. Then, press on Apps and permissions.

Remember! If you are using an old model of Android, then you are required to press on Apps rather than ‘Apps and permissions.’

  • After that, press on Google.
  • Next, click on Permissions.
  • Then, have a look at all the toggle present over there and ensure that each one of them is pushed right ways.
  • After that, go back till you reach the Apps and permissions display.
  • Next, hit on your music service app. For instance, here we are using Google Play Music.
  • Then, press on Permissions.
  • After that, ensure that your application has storage permission if you wish to have access to locally stored song files.
  • Lastly, do a check on Google Assistant to see whether it is able to play the songs or not.

Congratulations! Now you can ask Google Assistant to play your favorite songs.


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