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8/21/18
No Google Assistant audio over Bluetooth connections 0 Recommended Answers 28 Replies 85 Upvotes
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Everything was fine until that latest Android update (Pie).

Now whenever I say any of the Google Assistant prompts ("Okay Google or Hey Google"), my car radio "mutes" and none of the Google Assistant responses are heard.

Example:
I'm driving along, connected to the radio in my 2015 Subaru Forester, using Android Auto and listening to a song on Google Play Music.  Before the Pie update, if I said, "Hey Google... Text my wife via Hangouts," Google Assistant would say "Okay, what's the message?".  From there I would dictate the message I'd like sent to my wife and Google Assistant would confirm the message before asking to send it.

AFTER the Pie update, whenever I say any of the Google Assistant prompts, the music on Google Play Music *pauses*, which in turn MUTES my radio.  So now whenever Google Assistant talks back to my queries, my radio is still *muted* and now of the Google Assistant audio is heard through the radio.

I've tested this numerous times, and it isn't just Google Assistant used in connection with Android Auto, it's Google Assistant all the time over Bluetooth audio connections.

Obviously, this makes "hands-free" driving not a thing anymore.

Severely disappointed in this latest Android update.
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8/21/18
Error message: None
Phone make & model: Google Pixel 2
Android OS version: 9
Android Auto app version: 3.5.538024-release
Google Play services version: 12.8.74 (100400-204998136)
Google app version: 8.15.14.21.arm64

By the way, this isn't just in my Forester... This happens as well in my wife's 2011 Hyundai Sonata.
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8/22/18
Google app updated to version: 8.15.15.21.arm64 .  Same issues
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9/7/18
Same issues... Even with the latest app updates and the September security patch applied.
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9/11/18
I have the same issue with the same vehicle, a 2015 Subaru Forrester, with the standard radio.
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10/1/18
Even with all of the latest app updates... Still broken.
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10/12/18
I have the same issue with a Pixel 2 XL on 9.0 running against my VW Composition Media head unit. Worked perfectly a few months ago, now getting the same problem.
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10/13/18
Oneplus 3t on r-link2 renault system and newest google software... Same problems
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10/23/18
All apps / system up-to-date.  Still broken.
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10/28/18
Same problem.  Pixel 3, everything fully updated on a 2016 VW Jetta Bluetooth sound system
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7/3/19
I'm having this same issue with a 2012 Toyota Sienna, it happens with both of our Pixel 3 XL phones. It's highly frustrating, not to mention dangerous, and seems like something trivial to fix since it used to work perfectly prior to recent Android updates (Pie, I believe, is what broke it).
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