How to force Google Home/Assistant to play the Frozen 2 soundtrack

You may have run into what my kids have – that the Frozen 2 Soundtrack is on Google Play Music, but it’s impossible to play it from a Google Home device using normal requests.

Update: six hours after posting and poking Google about it this is fixed. Article left for the next album that won’t play.

TL;DR – workaround for Google Home not being able to play a particular song or album it has in catalog.

As of this writing, if you ask Google Home to play the Frozen 2 soundtrack it’ll play the original soundtrack. Asking for individual songs from the Frozen 2 soundtrack will often play songs related to the artist but not what you’re looking for.

Well, here are two ways to get your Google Home to play it:

Method 1 – make a playlist

Go to a computer or use Google Play Music from a device you’ve got, create a playlist, name it something unique and insert whatever songs you want in it, and then ask Google Home to play say “the second one playlist” and that should allow you to play your playlist.

Downside is you still can’t select any songs other than by asking it to skip, next, etc.

Method 2 – talk like a pirate

While the Frozen 2 soundtrack is clearly named “Frozen 2 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack/Deluxe Edition)” asking for that plays the original Frozen soundtrack.

So there’s no reason to believe that saying two hard Is to make it Frozen II would work… but yeah, “Hey google, Play Frozen Eye Eye” works.

Interesting bug found

While attempting to play “Lost in the Woods” I tried multiple variations including the artist name. Asking for “Frozen Eye Eye Lost in the Woods” ended up laying Jonathan Groff music, but not Lost in the Woods.

Paul King

Paul King lives in Nashville Tennessee with his wife, two daughters and cats. He writes for Pocketables, theITBaby, and is an IT consultant along with doing tech support for a film production company.