i found just now. In the actions dropdown menu there is no item for play when you have a group selected. Play a video or animation. However somehow i do have play-actions in my title, when i copy/paste them.. i can use them. Not creating new ones from scratch though.
I am not seeing that issue. If you look at the attached screen capture you can see I have an action associated with the group and the action drop down has Play as one of it options. If you can provide details on the differences in your title and what I did in the screen capture I can look into it some more.