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
user-removed

i did not create the spotify account!

 

spotify allows account creation w/o confirmation!

 

i cannot delete the account! i cannot modify email address!

 

**bleep** spotify!

hamer2
Regular

I cancelled my Spotify subscription today solely because I cant use chromecast with the pc app. Chrome is a clunky workaround. My whole family are mad at me but I want to cast from the PC so Spotify is dead to me. Back to Google music I suppose..... Thanks a lot

bobw
Regular

Please add the ability to direct cast from the WIndows/Mac desktop/laptop apps.  Spotify Connect does not work, or not easily.

ryankhart
Regular

In all fairness to Spotify, regarding Chromecast finding support for the desktop apps, last I heard, the responsibility falls on Google because they have not made available a Chromecast API for desktop apps. Just mobile apps and a Chrome extension. If Chromecast finding capabilities where possible for the desktop version of Spotify, it would be hack at best, and could break anytime Google pushes out an update to the Chromecast devices. That's why I think Spotify isn't doing anything about it.

coffeencoke
Concert Regular

Spotify could use my phone to proxy my computer to my chromecast without requiring me to open my phone to begin using my chromecast. I don't think this would be a hack so much as a work-around for an unsupported use case, and I don't think this would be susceptible to breaking by Google's updates. As long as the mobile chromecast feature works, and mobile Spotify communicates correctly with Desktop spotify, this should be solvable.

 

Example:

Given I open Spotify on my computer

And I have a spotify account on my phone

And my phone has a chromecast available

When I view available devices on my computer

Then it aggregates devices that my phone has access to also

(This list comes from an API that the phone publishes to Spotify connect)

When I select a chromecast device from my computer's Spotify

Then it begins playing music from my phone using the chromecast device

 

I think Spotify can invent a solid way to solve this problem, and it would make a lot of people happy.

vishnuraj
Concert Regular

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ogkyy
Concert VIP

Just to let you all know, I have Chromecast and I use Spotify with it all the time! It works very well and is very important to my home entertainment system.

If you have any questions about my experience feel free to contact me!

narbai
Regular

this is good when it works but mine is stopping all the time and i don't know why. I'm going crazy

BEATRIZSOTO
Regular

no puedo obtener mi suscripcion de 9.00 por 3 meses, 4 trajetas diferentes y no puedo!!!

de vdd no entiendo, alguien que me ayude por favor.

mipatin
Regular

Hi! 

I don't know is this the right channel to comment, but I will. I've got a little issue when I'm streaming Spotify via Chromecast into my TV. 

 

For example I was playing some Calvin Harris, when suddenly the melody muted, but timer went on and on. This has happened in several songs after you updated the Spotify view for Chromecast. 

 

Background is black and the cover with play buttons is there.