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Google's small and cheap Home Mini is bound to be on a lot of people's wish lists this holiday season, but a new issue that's popped up for the speaker has been preventing some folks from listening to music on it at high volumes. Unfortunately, some owners are discovering exactly that and Google is still in the dark as to its cause. Playing most music, my Home Mini doesn't have any issues, but that song in particular crashes it nearly immediately. Voice assistants on display-less devices like Home fundamentally suck at concisely conveying choices, so Google making the first option the one you want to use is obviously incredibly important.

Whatever your reason for using the Home Mini for playing music, don't do it at high, and especially maximum, volume.

Adding to the confusion: some users are reporting that the crash only occurs with certain songs, like "Royals" by Lorde, which is either indicative of a stranger problem, or a bias by Google's Assistant AI against specific singers.

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At this point, it's not entirely clear what causes the crash.

The unusual thing is that it only crashes with some songs.

While the issue of the Google Home Mini cutting out has been a problem for quite some time, Google recently chimed in on its product forums to let users know that it was aware of the issue and that it was looking into it.

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