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I have a Q that stops playing music after 20 min and displays "music player has stopped". When I restart it, it displays "cannot play the stream you requested". It still shows I'm connected to the Q and allows me to add music to it but will not allow me to play music until I reset it by unplugging it and plugging it back in. It then will play for another 20 to 30 minutes before it displays the same message again. I've tried using the Ethernet connection as well instead of WiFi...still has the same issue.

Any ideas? I'm getting frustrated...so any help would be greatly appreciated.
 
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I have a Q that stops playing music after 20 min and displays "music player has stopped". When I restart it, it displays "cannot play the stream you requested". It still shows I'm connected to the Q and allows me to add music to it but will not allow me to play music until I reset it by unplugging it and plugging it back in. It then will play for another 20 to 30 minutes before it displays the same message again. I've tried using the Ethernet connection as well instead of WiFi...still has the same issue.

Any ideas? I'm getting frustrated...so any help would be greatly appreciated.
Ditto - it was acting this way a while ago, but only over the last few days has it gotten like this. I've got 10k+ songs up on Play (and yeah, I use the service to buy music when possible) - so this ranks as extremely annoying...

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The interesting thing is that in my Google Music account it shows what devices I have that are authorized to access Google Music, however the Nexus Q does not show up on that list. This is concerning to me, I wonder if it has something to do with why the Q is shutting music down intermittently like that.
 
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I don't think the Q has ever shown up in the authorized device list (and don't think it should since anyone should be able to play music through it).

As for the issue playing music - I see this as well on all of my Qs (3) and it sucks.
 
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I know this is unsupported hardware - but at least for me, this device sort of fulfills the promise of what makes Play Music 'tick' - and I use it as intended daily. So this thing just blowing up and not working (and I was just about to grab another from eBay) - blows, hard. Since there's nothing to replace it at the moment aside from moving to another 'ecology'.... (Sonos, etc)...
 
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It seems that it stopped working correctly for me somewhere around the last update of the Play Music app (no hard data on this, just seems about the right timeframe to me). So I'm hoping another update fixes it. As I said, I have 3 Qs and all of them have this problem so getting another from ebay won't fix your issue (EDIT: misread your post on reasons for getting another...I'm holding out hope that i/o this year will shed some light on future support of these devices - if not, as long as they keep them working as they were i'll be happy enough).
 
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I am also having a lot of connectivity issues with my Q lately. I was starting to think it was my rom on my phone causing it but am now starting to wonder if this is a server side issue with google play.

I am running AOKP PUB, Franco r102 and the volume boost mod on my nexus 4. I previously was running stock and feel like these issues were not happening until flashing these roms / mods.

Edit : good theory about the google play / services update.
 
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I don't think the Q has ever shown up in the authorized device list (and don't think it should since anyone should be able to play music through it).

As for the issue playing music - I see this as well on all of my Qs (3) and it sucks.
I would think that considering you need a Android device to initially sync it with your Google Music account, you're accessing your music account as one of your devices and therefore should show up on your device list...but I could be wrong.
 
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I don't think that was ever right - remember, a Nexus Q can play content from _any_ compatible device's content stream - it piggyback's that device's authorization for a specific track or video - that's why it works well for groups... anyone can add any of _their_ content to it's playlist.

So I don't think device or account specific auth is the core issue. I think it's related to lack of updates as the play service backend changes, certainly - but little else...

I sort of think that Googlers themselves with Nexus Qs that see these issues will ultimately come to our rescue - but it will be slow to happen...
 
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Default Re: [Q] Nexus Q stops playing music after 20 min

Same problem with my nexus q and the latest Google music update.

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