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
katerina20
Casual Listener

thanks

Chrijo
Newbie

Why, is it still, after soooo looong time not possible to use Crome cast with Spotify from PC?

Crypto-Known
Regular

Agree

devolk
Newbie

It is a joke? Please add possibility to connect Chromecast from desktop app... Web player and mobile has this function.

Jasers_Yo
Newbie

The most requested idea is THE EXPLICIT BUTTON to filter ""shizzy"" filthy songs.

Mothernature9
Newbie

Hello, keep kindly add Keanu Charles Reeves please!!!. Kind Regards.

Christilut
Casual Listener

Spotify app on Android can see my Chromecast... Desktop app on Windows cannot...

 

I have to use my phone to connect to Chromecast and then I can use the desktop app to control it... Makes no sense!

andinho007
Music Fan

As Spotify is saying Chromecast is supported, I'm wondering if and when finally more then 5 devices and groups are supported. Chromecast is a multi-room system and 5 devices is not what I would consider as multi-room.

Alternatively: Mark in your documentation that you are only supporting 5 devices so not everybudy who thought he found an affordable Sonos alternative is fooled.

gpouch
Newbie

Not sure if this idea is in the correct category 

but I would like to see Spotify pick up the Google Chromecast Audio puck as Google stopped selling it almost a year ago. Still the best and most inexpensive way to asd Spotify to your vintage analog stereo .