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
fufuge
Music Fan

My Chromecast appears in my Devices on my android Spotify App!!!!!! Finally!!! Although it does not work when slecting it..

C-Jay01
Casual Listener
Nope, nothing. 😞
(i live in holland)

mtlons
Regular

I've already switched over to google play all access music. Can't believe it took this long to add chromecast support. 

Rorey
Spotify
Spotify
Status changed to: Implemented
Updated: 2015-09-29

Today, in collaboration with Google, we’re thrilled to announce one of your most requested features here in The Spotify Idea Exchange is on its way. Spotify is coming to 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. Oh, and feel free to make calls, watch a video or play games - the music will keep playing. Even if your battery runs out.

 

Spotify will be available on the new Chromecast. Existing devices should receive a firmware update in the coming weeks. We’ll mark this idea as "Implemented" when that has rolled out to everyone.



user-removed
Not applicable

Hey there.

 

Please say hey for Chromecast, it is now available. Check it out on Spotify!

 

https://news.spotify.com/us/2015/09/29/spotify-and-chromecast-now-play-together

machial
Newbie
Google doing **bleep** like apple. Chromecast for Tv(Apple tv) and Chromecast
for audio (airport express). You want both? 2 x 45$. However, I was
satisfied with only one Chromecast for video and audio.

user-removed
Not applicable

Hay! You can update your old Chromecast on Wifi to include Spotify update. No need to buy new one if you have already one. Kind regards.

cristianoms
Regular

Ohhh, you guys... I like being spoiled!

https://www.spotify.com/us/chromecast/

A big, huge thank you for this ❤️

machial
Newbie
It's nice, it's true... My wire will take the track of the garbage 🙂

hectorviov
Newbie

**bleep**ing finally....