Spotify will not see my new Google Cast speaker - Vizio Crave 360

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Spotify will not see my new Google Cast speaker - Vizio Crave 360

joemagjr
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I just bought a new Vizio Crave 360 Google Cast speaker. The Spotify app will not see the speaker as an available device. It can be seen and casted to from the Vizio app as well as Google Play Music. I've spoken with Vizio tech support and they are telling me that the Spotify app is to blame. Any help would be appreciated. If I can't Wi-Fi cast to this speaker from Spotify, it's going back.
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halo0
Casual Listener

EL OH EL. I just returned my Crave360 to Costco 2 days ago.

FlyRoyFly
Regular

I believe you're onto the right idea... Spotify holds out Spotify Connect as a premium-level featur. If I'm remembering correctly, they developed this ahead of Google Cast Audio being released. So it's not as though Spotify had bad intentions; an audio casting protocol was needed for Spotify users.

 

The current sin seems to be that Spotify clings to Connect potocols/stack/whatever as the method of connection to Google Cast devices. They could, I presume, fall over to Google Cast APIs, and we'd have the same good casting experience that Google Music app has. but they don't, and we're stuck with the current implementation (even on beta) where casting to many Chromecast Audio devices simply doesn't work. Get it together Spotify!

FlyRoyFly
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Everything I want is on Google Music, even more so than Spotify actually. (Also you can upload thousands of your own tracks for free to Google Music.) But, finding what you want is awful on G Music. The iOS and Android interface is so big, so much white space, so weird...I just can't even

FlyRoyFly
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It doesn't seem to have anything to do with Google. It's all on Spotify, I suspect. Spotify just needs to suck it up and use the publicly published Google Cast standards instead of whatever mess they're running. For some reason—which I think involves Spotify Connect—they haven't/won't to date.

pdampier
Casual Listener

Same problem here - All other apps find my Vizio Crave 360 speaker as chromecast audio but Spotify app on the PC (Windows 10) does not.  

 

Spotify on my Android phone (Pixel XL) does find the Vizio Crave.

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