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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
Kiiv
we're continuously exploring new and better ways of listening

 Stop exploring and just listen to your customers.

Phil87
Our recent statement around Google Cast for audio should not be confused with our position on the Chromecast device

 

Please explain the difference? Why do you need a separate approach for each? Casting is casting, whether it's to a Chromecast or 'Cast for Audio' device.

 

Our goal has always been to bring listeners the right music for every moment, making it easily accessible whenever and wherever they might be

 

So why have you still not decided to implement Chromecast for Spotify? There's plenty of demand and the technology is simple. What's really stopping you?

Everybody here is allowed to believe in fairy tales. Even if reality has been in all the media over the whole world.

 

@Spotify: I can't believe the disrespect you pay to your customers. I am outta here once and for all...

CBarrows

And now, for your viewing pleasure - the most recent response (via Twitter) from Spotify: 

 

@CBarrows Hey! This should clarify our position regarding Google Cast for audio and Chromecast: http://t.co/NUoSfNRiRq /A 

- The link, you ask? It goes right back to this thread...

johannesdr

@Rorey wrote:

Our recent statement around Google Cast for audio should not be confused with our position on the Chromecast device. Our goal has always been to bring listeners the right music for every moment, making it easily accessible whenever and wherever they might be. This means that in order to keep improving Spotify, we're continuously exploring new and better ways of listening, which may include Chromecast as well as other platforms and devices.


Are you kidding me? How dare you post an answer like this!? Could you try to muster up a little bit of respect for the thousands of your loyal users that posted here and kudoed this idea? This is getting absurd. Please tell me you or the PR guy who told everyone chromecast would never be supported was fired.

 

If I still had a paid account I would cancel it so fast it's head would spin. I am unsubscribing from this thread. I have had enough of the daily updates from people dissapointed in, what was once a cool company.

 

Goodbye

thndrkat

 There comes a point when you are so frustrated that words simply fail you and all eloquence and civility are thrown out the window in favor of screaming obscenities.  The recent "update" from our "community ignorer manager" seems to be expressly written with this in mind.  Not only is Spotify's position MORE confusing, it is implied that Chromecast support is not a part of "bring(ing) listeners the right music for every moment, making it easily accessible whenever and wherever they might be".

 

Keep your inane rhetoric to yourself.  Had you cared enough about us and actually read people's opinions on this issue, you would not have dared placate us with this drivel.  Your platitudes are unwelcome.

 

What we're talking about here is opportunity cost.  How much would it cost Spotify, in terms of potential lost sales from people purchasing Chromecast devices instead of a Connect-compatible product and the cost of implementing this feature, compared to the lost revenue from paying customers no longer paying the premium subscription cost.  Personally, I am not going to go out and buy a Connect-compatible device just to get this feature.  Sorry, Spotify, but there are other free options out there that include the feature that I want.  So, you lose my sub.  And, while it may be possible to quantify how many users have unsubbed due to your greed, and that number may be a drop in the bucket for you, how do you put a price on disappointment?

 

Someone at Spotify obviously considers the cost worth it.

nemof

 

> Our recent statement around Google Cast for audio should not be confused with our position on the Chromecast device.

 

Google Cast and the Chromecast are synonymous, as they share the same underlying technology. We're simply asking that you support the top voted idea in your forum, which your biggest competitors Rdio and Google Play Music already support.

 

The technology is non-partisan. Supporting it doesn't impinge on anything else.

 

> Our goal has always been to bring listeners the right music for every moment, making it easily accessible whenever and wherever they might be.

 

then it's probably hard to argue against an idea which has garnered significantly more votes than the next nearest.

 

> This means that in order to keep improving Spotify, we're continuously exploring new and better ways of listening, which may include Chromecast as well as other platforms and devices.

 

It's not like Chromecast or Google Cast Audio has blindsided you. This tech has been around long enough for other companies to add support for it. I'm not suggesting adding support will be trivial, but neither is it going to be a huge time/effort sink.

 

Either add support or reject this idea outright. Perhaps it's sensible to leave all options open, but being so non-commital has also frustrated a lot of us. I'm sure, playing the numbers game the amount of people you've lost to other services is nothing but the tiniest of trickles, but isn't it a shame for this to happen at all?

paalfe

+1

lxxsxnnyyy

Spotify Health Tracker

 

It can have:

 

  1. A form factor like Jaybird Bluebuds x or sony walkman NWZ series
  2. You can cycle through your favorite playlists or get the discover mode (select whether workout mode or relax mode)
  3. Can possibly come with a band to control the headphones + track heart rate (HRV) + sleep + steps
  4. Maybe partner with Jawbone / Fitbit / Samsung ++  for hardware or ecosystem?
  5. Have Internet Connectivity? For streaming 
  6. Have GPS for tracking run path
  7. Have a comprehensive smartphone app with all the data & statistics + social media integration & also have it desktop accessible

Great idea huh? It's the future. 

 

If you want to make a statement, delete your Spotify account. I just did.

Posting here doesn't make a difference, deleted accounts will be noticed.

You can give a reason why you leave Spotify.

 

Here are instructions how to delete your account:

http://www.wikihow.com/Delete-Your-Spotify-Account