Why always live version of a song

  • 13 January 2022
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When searching for a song on Sonos or Google Auto, Deezer always defaults to a live version if it exists.  How can I disable or discourage this behaviour?

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Or, stated another way, how do I advance through the search results to another version ?

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Hello @zebra29 

Thank you for your comments,

Could you please send us a screenshot of the issue, please? To check it out,

Does that happen only with Sonos and Google Auto? Have you tried to search for the song by writing the name of the artist and the name the song on the search bar?

Thanks :)

No screenshot to attach as the problem is comes up in Google Auto - I can send you a picture of my truck but I don’t think it will assist this effort.


So, try this in Google Auto: say “Deezer play Psycho Killer by the Talking Heads”

You will get the live version instead of the album version - every time.


I don’t use the PC version of Deezer.  Google Auto via Android or Sonos only.

In Deezer Android on my phone searching for Psycho Killer by the Talking Heads shows the album version at the top of the list.

So the problem appears to be how Deezer is responding to requests from Google Auto.

I have the same issue with Android Auto.. .you do the voice request for a track ..It seems to always pick a live version rather than the version that was a hit.

There is another thread (which is closed) from over a year ago that says they will sort it soon.....it used to work and now it doesn't. It hasn't for a while now. No answers on here, no answers on Google. We need it sorting out. 


Is it because live versions, remixes, covers etc have smaller royalties?