Set your preferred playback device

You can play music, videos and other media on your preferred speaker, smart display or TV without saying the device's name. You can set a default playback device for each speaker, smart display and Smart Clock.

Supported devices for media playback

You can set any device linked to yourself or any home member as a preferred playback device.

Speakers, smart displays and Smart Clocks 


Smart displays

  • Smart displays with Google Assistant 

Smart Clock

  • Lenovo Smart Clock


  • To set a default playback device for a speaker, smart display or Smart Clock, you must be a member of the same home as that Google Assistant device. Learn how to manage home members.
  • Podcasts and news playbacks are not supported on some speakers and TVs. Instead, they will play locally on your Google Assistant device.

Set a default speaker, smart display or TV

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google Home app Google Home.
  2. At the bottom, tap Home Home and then your device.
  3. At the top right, tap Device settings Settings.
  4. Set a default playback device:
    • For music and audio: Tap Default speaker and then the speaker, smart display or TV.
    • For videos: Tap Default TV and then the smart display or TV.


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