Device: Macbook Pro mid 2015
Operating System: MacOS High Sierra 10.13.6
My Question or Issue
I just purchased some speakers (Polk Magnifi Mini) that has wifi capability (and Bluetooth). Important to me is to be able to play music to this device over wifi in my Spotify Mac desktop app.
Although this speaker system isn't specifically listed as compatible with Spotify, the device does support Chromecast, which Spotify Connect appears to support.
This is my first time having to use Chromecast and I'm having trouble it working seamlessly.
With my speaker system connected to wifi and Chromecast (via Google Home mobile app), the Spotify desktop app still doesn't recognize it in the devices list. It only shows my computer and my Amazon Echo (connected via wifi). The only way I seem to be able to get it to connect is if I use the Spotify web browser, where Chromecast does show up in the devices list. Only once I connect in the web browser does it show in the desktop app.
I would prefer for it to just show up in the desktop app. I prefer to not have to use the web player. Also, it's clunky this current way -- in the web player, after selecting Chromecast a popup comes up and I have to select the device, and then there is a few seconds delay before it plays. Definitely not as good as an experience as simply selecting the device from within the desktop app.
Help? Does Spotify Chromecast devices from within the desktop app?