Chromecast will not play audio Shows, will play everything else?

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Chromecast will not play audio Shows, will play everything else?

economy
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Trying hard to figure out why I can't cast the audio show I've been listening to on Bluetooth in my car to my Chromecast at home.

 

Going to 'Devices available' in the Android app shows that my Chromecast is not available, with the message 'Can't play this right now'.

 

If I switch to a song, though, no problem. I can cast as normal.

 

If I switch to a song, then try and play the show, it says 'Sorry, can't play this while connected to another device'.

 

If there's licensing issues, why aren't they documented anywhere on this site? 

 

Why can I only play shows on my phone, but the desktop app pretends they don't exist?

 

If you're going for a seamless experience, this has thrown me for a loop, severely. I'm a premium user, why don't I have access to all the options on all my devices??

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Re: Chromecast will not play audio Shows, will play everything else?

Daniel
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Have you read this:

https://community.spotify.com/t5/Help-Android/Error-messages-when-trying-to-watch-Shows/td-p/1186311

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Re: Chromecast will not play audio Shows, will play everything else?

economy
Casual Listener
No, that's related to not being able to view any video shows. Not only is my Android OS up to date, but I'm not having any issues listening to audio shows. I'm getting a specific error message, referred in my question, related to CASTING to google chromecast audio.

Again, this is an audio issue, and it only occurs when I'm trying to cast an audio show. I can play audio shows fine when not casting, and I can cast songs without issue, but combining the two doesn't seem to be allowed.

Re: Chromecast will not play audio Shows, will play everything else?

Zoro25
Newbie
Spotify can you please clarify this issue, I have the same issue when trying to stream audio podcasts only music works just fine

Re: Chromecast will not play audio Shows, will play everything else?

Evilhomerdude
Newbie

I have the same issue. playing to chromecast on tv. 

 

from a Galaxy S7 edge and from a Google Pixel C. Both are as uptodate as possible, as it the chromecast and spotify.

 

It's podcasts that are the problem...

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