Add support for Google ChromeCast

Will you be adding support to the ChromeCast that Google announced today? Would be great to be able to easily stream music from all my devices to my receiver and tv.

 

Please see the Api information here: https://developers.google.com/cast/

 

Update: implementing ChromeCast is superior to using the Chrome browser plugin to move a tab with the Spotify web interface to your TV for multiple reasons. Most importantly:

 - You can stream higher fidelity

 - You can stream from every device, not only from a computer/laptop

 - You can control from multiple devices (so if I leave the room my wife can control Spotify with her phone)

 

If implemented correctly this would match the functionality of Sonos for a much lower price.

 

Update February 4th 2014: Okay, so Google has released the SDK now. Please start working on the functionality or at the very minimum give an update to the status...

 

Update February 19th 2014: 2,000 kudos, hundreds of replies (with more than a handful of cancelations). Apparently Spotify Germany has confirmed Chromecast support is coming. An update would be nice

 

Update March 24th 2014: 2,500 kudos and still no update. Cancelled my subscription today. Sorry, but if you don't listen to your paying customers we will have to speak with our wallets.

Updated: 2015-10-22

In collaboration with Google, we’re thrilled to announce one of your most requested features here in The Spotify Idea Exchange is here. Spotify now works with your Chromecast.

With Chromecast, listening at home is easy. Simply plug in and cast music directly from your phone or tablet. Play, skip, browse and search using the Spotify app--all Spotify users will get the on demand experience on Chromecast. Oh, and feel free to make calls, watch a video or play games - the music will keep playing. Even if your battery runs out.

 

To learn more about how you can listen at home, head over to www.spotify.com/at-home.

 

Spotify on Chromecast from SpotifyCares on Vimeo.

Comments
feliplimm
Newbie

Finally... Thanks Spotify

Drugge
Newbie

Finally! Great news! Now I might go back to Spotify again. 🙂

RedDown
Roadie

Does it use Google Cast or Spotify Connect?

durin
Roadie

Finally I have my chromecast in the Spotify devices list, but so far I haven't been able to cast my music to it.

Vortexmind
Music Fan

Good stuff, thanks for getting this done.

manowar1983
Newbie

About time spotify.  Is it working for anyone yet?  Hopefully this won't take as long to rollout as it did when they introduced the connect feature or currently the fabled podcast and video content.

 

Gait
Casual Listener

No, Spotify Connect is coming to Chromecast.

 

Still not the real thing.

 

But: why did Spotify act like this in the first place?

 

Not telling anyone anything, apart from: Give Kudo's.

 

This is contemp of users/customers.

korteur
Newbie
Thank you 🙂
Tcoll3205
Newbie
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marenostrum80
Newbie

just got the new chromecast version and can confirm it has native spotify support, after you set up the  chromecast it will take an OTA firmware update and the casting option will show up on the Spotify app

 

kinda lame we had to wait 2 years for this, it seems outside competition for market share forced Spotify to support chromecast , Android has 85% global market share on smarphones, not bright spotify  hope you learned your lesson