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4/20/17
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Monocoque

Use Google Pixel Assistant to play radio stations

Hi, I'm trying to use the Google Assistant in Pixel as an ersatz Home - most of it works great - "play Spotify," etc.  But when I say "Play KQED," it returns show links as if a search as opposed to playing the radio station.  

Any advice really welcome!

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4/20/17
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Alex_ReallyBlue
Hello Monocoque,

Unfortunately, the Google Pixel phones do not have radio chips so you will not be able to listen to AM/FM radio stations from the phone.

Alex
4/21/17
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Monocoque
Hi, actually, I meant streaming from TuneIn - according to Google Home instructions, if you say "play KQED" - Google Home will play it from TuneIn.  What I'm not sure is why the Google Pixel will not stream the audio but serve up search results as text answers.  

Is there a difference with how Pixel vs. Home works as an assistant at home? 
4/21/17
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Alex_ReallyBlue
By just saying "play KQED", the Assistant is going to have a hard time determining what app to use so I'm not surprised it's not working with that phrase. I'd recommend saying "play KQED on TuneIn". That should work.

I'm pretty sure Google Assistant on the Pixel and Google Home are identical.
4/22/17
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Monocoque
Actually, "play KQED" is exactly what the Google Home advertisements say you should ask the Home to do.  Also, I tried your advice--and that also returned search/text results.  I'm wondering if anyone on the forum has tried using a Pixel via bluetooth to a speaker as if it were a Google Home/Amazon Alexa proxy?
 
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