I have just got the 30-days free Spotify Premium. I restarted Spotify, its now "premium"
I can use me Chromecast Audio via Google Chrome whit no problem, but in Spotify the "device-symbole" in lower right corner is not activated, its dark.
If I open spotify on my Android 6.0 phone, and shift "spotify-music-unit" from laptop to phone, then, some how, I now can see my Chromecast Audio unit activated on Spotify-laptop! Do I relly need to activate spotify on my phone every time I like to cast music from laptop to Chromcast?
(I have the latest firmw. on my chromcast, that I just got from store)
Solved! Go to Solution.
Chromecast discovery and authentication is unfortunately not supported from Desktop at this time. Cast devices will appear in the Desktop device menu once you have started playback on them from a mobile device – even if you're not on the same WiFi. After you've stopped playing, they will disappear after a short while.
To expand on what I wrote: unfortunately the only Cast SDKs Google supplies are for iOS, Android and Chrome. The Spotify desktop app obviously isn't Chrome – as it happens, it actually uses Chrome Embedded Framework, but the Cast SDK requires the full Chrome browser – so there is no Google-supported solution right now.