Unable play on Google / Chromecast speaker from Desktop, works on iOS though

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Unable play on Google / Chromecast speaker from Desktop, works on iOS though

musila
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Hi there,

 

I am permanently unable to connect to Google Chromecast Audio from MacOS (Catalina 10.15.2, but also prior to that). I am using the most recent Spotify version.

 

I CAN see all of my speakers from my mobile device though (iOS, most recent).

 

Both devices are connected to the same Wifi.

 

Symptom:

  • All Google Cast devices are not listed in desktop app nor in the web player app (via Chrome browser).
  • All Google Cast devices are properly listed in the mobile app.
  • Restarting of App and/or Computer (MacBook Pro Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015) did not help. I also tried two different machines.
  • Connecting to a speaker via the mobile app on iOS first, I am able to see the speaker listed in desktop as well. So in general it works, but I cannot see the speakers on Desktop without switching to them from the mobile device first.
  • Premium user from Germany

 

This is a permanent problem. Please help. Thanks.

 

 

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Re: Unable play on Google / Chromecast speaker from Desktop, works on iOS though

musila
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After contacting Spotify Support directly:

 

Turned out, it's a feature not a bug.

 

Google Chromecast Audio devices are only available from Android or iOS devices, NOT from MacOS.

 

Disappointing but true.

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Drieen
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Re: Unable play on Google / Chromecast speaker from Desktop, works on iOS though

musila
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Is ANYONE FROM SPOTIFY ever answering support questions regularly or just on occasion?

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Re: Unable play on Google / Chromecast speaker from Desktop, works on iOS though

musila
Casual Listener

After contacting Spotify Support directly:

 

Turned out, it's a feature not a bug.

 

Google Chromecast Audio devices are only available from Android or iOS devices, NOT from MacOS.

 

Disappointing but true.

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