casting to chromecast from android broken on spotify update

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casting to chromecast from android broken on spotify update

bonhom
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Plan Free Country Australia Device: Nexus 6p and Samsung Galaxy s4

My Question or Issue

Casting to chromecast 2 from Android device (either nexus 6p on android 8 or Samsung s4 on 4.2) is broken in the latest update.  I can cast fine to both my chromecast devices (ultra and 2) from other apps on these devices; but from spotify, it says 'devices available' but when I click that link to cast the devices are greyed out with the message (roughly) 'can't cast to this device now'. 

For trouble shooting I restarted the devices (phones and chromecast) and re-installed spotify, no improvement.

I can also cast to the devices from other devices /apps, so it's pretty clearly the spotify app and it all worked fine before the latest update. Would be great to have it fixed.

Thanks

 

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Re: casting to chromecast from android broken on spotify update

bonhom
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Solved this using the following that I found online:

open spotify web player on a pc, start playing, casting to target chromecast.

close the web player.

open spotify on android, and your chromecast is now available for casting.

Thanks to original source for this.

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Re: casting to chromecast from android broken on spotify update

bonhom
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Solved this using the following that I found online:

open spotify web player on a pc, start playing, casting to target chromecast.

close the web player.

open spotify on android, and your chromecast is now available for casting.

Thanks to original source for this.

View solution in original post

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