1. Trees's Avatar
    About a month ago, the Morning Routine on its own changed from reading out what happened on this day in history from Wikipedia to playing a Google Podcast. I did not make the change.

    The Google Podcast is "stuck" on April 22nd, so each morning it tries to play the same podcast. I have not found a setting to change back to the "reading out" from Wikipedia.

    Anyone experience this, or have ideas or how to resolve?
    12-16-2021 07:05 AM
  2. Scott337's Avatar
    Did you try going into the Assistant settings > Routines and edit the Morning routine to change it back to what you want?
    12-16-2021 07:19 AM
  3. Trees's Avatar
    Thx, yes I checked that setting. I'm not seeing an option. Could be "hiding in plain sight", though and I've just missed it.
    12-16-2021 07:43 AM
  4. Scott337's Avatar
    Do you have read a podcast as one of the routines in the list? If so try removing it and save the routine. See what happens the next day, and if all is good try to re-add whatever you want Assistant to read to you.
    12-16-2021 05:41 PM
  5. Trees's Avatar
    Good idea. There is a "Tell me what happened today in history" Routine. Clicking on that does not show any details or ability to select the action "source" as Podcast or Wikipedia.

    I have no idea how that Podcast was added/invoked. It is for April 22nd, and what is strange about that is the Podcast started well after April 22nd.

    I removed the action, and saved. Then I added the action and saved.

    Will see on Monday if the action triggers a Podcast, or if Assistant reads from Wikipedia for "Tell me what happened today in history". The actions are for a Google Assistant Routine that is tied to a 0700 alarm that runs Monday-Friday.
    12-17-2021 07:04 AM
  6. Scott337's Avatar
    The Podcast option is underneath the Play And Control Media section.
    12-17-2021 07:21 AM
  7. Trees's Avatar
    No change in behavior after removing and re-adding the "Tell me what happened today in history" action. The unwanted/unexpected Podcast "Tell Me What Happened Today in History" Podcast read by "Chloe and Ka..." played again this morning. Google Assistant Settings shows that "Podcasts/Your podcast services/No default provider" is set.

    Alarm/Google Assistant Routine states "When I dismiss my alarm, this Routine will: "Tell me about the weather", "Tell me about today's calendar", "Tell me about today's reminders". In the Google Assistant Routine/Suggested actions/ the "Tell me what happened today in history" is an available selection, which means that it is not added to the active Alarm tied Routine.

    Whats interesting is after re-adding "Tell me what happened today in history" to the Routine (yes, the Routine changes were saved after removing/adding), the "Tell me what happened today in history" is not in the active Alarm tied Routine.
    12-20-2021 08:20 AM
  8. Trees's Avatar
    Thursday morning, two days ago, Google Assistant started reading out "Tell me what happened today in history" from Wikipedia. I made zero changes after those described above on 17Dec21. Will see if the expected behavior continues on Monday.
    01-29-2022 08:45 AM