Listen to podcasts

With Google Nest or Home speakers or displays, you can listen to popular podcasts and shows on Google Podcasts or Spotify from anywhere in your home using only your voice. This feature is currently available in English only.

Whether a single person or multiple people are using a speaker or display, each person can link only a single account per streaming service. Learn how to link your podcast services and set your default service.

Use your voice to control podcasts and shows

Below are some ways to activate your Google Assistant on your speaker or display when you choose and listen to podcasts and shows.

To do this: Say 'Hey Google', then:
Listen to a podcast

'Listen to Oral History of The Office on Spotify'
'Play This American Life on Google Podcasts'

Continue listening to a podcast 'Continue listening to Oral History of The Office'
Listen to podcast by latest episode 'Listen to the latest episode of Oral History of The Office'
Listen to the next or previous episode

'Next episode'
'Previous'

Pause

'Pause'
'Pause the podcast'

Resume

'Resume'
'Continue playing'

Stop

'Stop'
'Stop the podcast'

Change the playback speed

'Play at 2x speed'
'Play slower or faster'
'Play twice as fast'
'Play at half the speed'

Play previous or next podcast

'Next'
'Skip'
'Next podcast'
'Previous'
'Previous episode'

What’s playing (podcast)

'What’s playing?'
'What podcast is playing?'

Discover new podcasts "Recommend a podcast"

You can still use your Google Assistant on your speaker or display while you listen to a podcast. When you activate Google Assistant, the podcast will pause and then resume when you’ve finished interacting with your Google Assistant.

Other ways to control podcasts

Troubleshooting

If your speaker or display doesn't play the podcast that you requested, be more specific with your request by adding the title name.

Related links

Change the volume of Google Nest and Google Home devices
Listen to music on Google Nest and Google Home devices 
Listen to podcasts using the Google Podcasts app
Download the Google Podcasts app on Android

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