Google Assistant Commands: Very Buggy
Hi, just started using the Astiga feature for Google Assistant as found here:
Things I noticed after a few hours of messing with it:
- It's harder than I thought it'd be to say "astiga"!! some times it heard "as Tiga" and "a Stiga"
- Some songs searched better than others. "Trying My Best" by Anson Seabra always worked. When I said "Hey Google, ask astiga to play Golden", "Golden" by Fall Out Boy never worked, instead it played "Hey, Soul Sister" by Train, likely because the album is called "Save Me, San Francisco (Golden Gate Edition). On the astiga web player, albums show up before tracks, so that might be why it always played the wrong song.
Note: saying "ask astiga to play Golden by Fall Out Boy" always failed. It always responded with something like "could not find a song called 'Golden by Fall Out Boy'", but saying "play Golden Fall Out Boy" always worked. This is also true of the web player's search box.
- Playing by artist always worked for me. It just shuffled the songs randomly by the artist just by saying "to play [artist]"
- There's a slight lag, maybe about 3-5 seconds before a song starts
- In between every single song, it will announce what song is playing. I found this obnoxious.
- Commands such as "skip" or "play next song" always resulted in "could not find a further song matching [insert whatever was searched for earlier]" which should not have happened considering if I didn't skip, more songs would have played (for example, if I had all of an artists songs playing)
- Every now and then it would say "could not find a song matching 'astiga to'" regardless of what I searched.
- Album shuffle started to work.. and then dropped out sometimes.
- Shuffling the whole library is impossible
- Playing from playlists is impossible
There are still many things left for me to try, I might update this later. Curious as to what others have found! Has anyone else ran into these problems? I find that overall, the commands feel very clunky. Hope to see them improved and/or updated!