Nest Mini Cannot Play Radio Station Through TuneIn

Your Nest Mini cannot play radio station through TuneIn? Google Nest Mini is a smart speaker to cater to the needs of people who are looking for a convenient way to stream music, listen to podcasts, and control their smart home devices.

With its built-in Google Assistant, the Nest Mini offers a range of voice-activated features, including the ability to play your favorite radio stations. However, sometimes users may encounter an issue where the Nest Mini acknowledges a radio station and states that it will play it through TuneIn, but then only silence ensues.


Things to Know

The Nest Mini relies on a stable and robust internet connection to access the streaming services that play the radio stations. If your internet connection is weak or unstable, the Nest Mini may not be able to connect to TuneIn or other streaming services, leading to a blank or silent playback.

Therefore, it is crucial to ensure that your Nest Mini is connected to a strong and stable internet connection. You can try restarting your router or moving your Nest Mini closer to the router to improve the connection quality.

While TuneIn offers access to thousands of radio stations worldwide, some radio stations may not be available due to licensing restrictions or other issues. In such cases, the Nest Mini may acknowledge the radio station but fail to play it due to the unavailability on TuneIn.

To fix this, you can try searching for the radio station on other streaming services. Alternatively, contact the radio station to find out if they are available on TuneIn.

How to Fix Nest Mini Cannot Play Radio Station

In this post, we will explore the possible causes of this issue and suggest some solutions to fix it.

1. Submit your feedback using the following keywords: “GHT3 Unable to play <name of station> in Tune In.”

2. Check your current firmware version by following the steps below:

  • Ensure that your phone device or tablet is connected to the same account as your speaker.
  • Open the Google Home app.
  • Press and hold the tile for your device.
  • Tap on Settings in the top right corner, followed by Device information.
  • Locate “Technical information” and find Cast firmware: X.XXX.XXXXX.

3. Attempt  the following troubleshooting steps:

  • Position your Google Nest Mini within 15-20 ft. of your router to ensure adequate signal strength from your network.
  • Restart your Google Nest Mini and router. To do so, unplug them from the power source and leave them disconnected for one minute. Afterward, plug them back in one at a time, with some time in between.

By following these solutions, you can enjoy your favorite radio stations on your Nest Mini without any interruption.

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