The official sdks are just reference implementations and there are a lot of ready-to-use unofficial sdk for almost all the progamming languages / platforms (java / nodejs / python / C# ...) that can be found on github, they are used by a bunch of softwares on windows: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_apps_with_Google_Cast_support.
Popcorn-time for instance has no issue to use cast on windows while spotify has :s
Unbelievable. Quite weird that they cannot or don't want this to get fixed. Together with the issue of being able to play only 100 songs from your playlist, it really makes me wonder what is going on in that company.
The fact that Spotify doesn't seem to fix this shortcoming is almost infuriating. Open up the Web player.. We are even required to open up Chrome specifically, though surely not everyone is using Chrome as their default browser? Why even have a desktop app, then?
This is NOT solved ! Come on. Please at least have the honesty to tell that simple fact. The chomecast audio does not appear in the device list even with the latest version of the spotify client on windows 10.
Yes you can always use android app and then the device appears: what's the point of that ? You can also go to the concert or event get rid of spotify + chromacast solution entirely.
Google is not small software company, either spotify ... You embarrass yourselves with so poorly done work in here.
For pretty much the same price you can get YouTube premium which comes with YouTube music and Google play music. No real difference with the music but better support for Google home and Chromecast and no ads on YouTube as a bonus.
Just used an app to transfer over all my playlists etc.
You can now find Chromecast in the connect "devices available" menu in the Spotify desktop app and browser web player. Now you can cast your music to Chromecast from the desktop app without having to use the iOS or Android app.
Make sure your Spotify desktop app is up to date
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