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Google Home / Chromecast not visible from Windows Store App

D-Fence
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Plan

Premium

Country

Germany

Device

Laptop

Operating System

Windows 10, full updates

 

My Question or Issue

I run several Google Home Minis in my house. I can stream to them from Spotify for Android with no problems. From my laptop, I only see the Amazon Fire TV stick I have, none of the Google Home Minis or my Chromecast show up.

App version is current one from app store, all google devices are on current firmware (and can accept streaming from other devices, so they are not the issue).

 

 

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Re: Google Home / Chromecast not visible from Windows Store App

dinomight
Rock Star 10
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Hey, thanks for posting your question! Unfortunately, it's not currently possible to initiate casting to these devices directly through the Spotify desktop software, although if you've started it from another device, you can then control playback from the desktop. You should, however, be able to fully use Chromecast through the Spotify web player as long as you are running it in the Chrome browser.

 

Please check out this page for more info on this type of issue.

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Re: Google Home / Chromecast not visible from Windows Store App

MattSuda
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Hey @D-Fence 

 

Good news!

 

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. This feature is currently live in the latest Spotify desktop version downloaded from the Spotify website. I am not sure about the Microsoft store version, but it may be included in an update already out or coming soon.

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