Use Spotify PC app to control another Spotify device

I have an old laptop hooked up to my stereo for playing Spotify (typically with the screen closed) and I've been using a third party app called Spotimote to control it.

Now there's Spotify Connect which is great but it's missing one thing: if I'm using my regular PC I'd like to be able to control the music PC through the regular Spotify app instead of having to pick up my phone and fiddle with the Android version of spotify.

So my request is: make the PC app a controller as well - as far as I can see there's no way to do that right now.

 

Bonus:

If that was done I'd be able to use an old phone instead of a laptop as the music playing device that I have hooked up to my stereo (or maybe some day a Chromecast or Android TV if you ported the Android app to those)

 

EDIT: michel123 points out that this idea is already implemented in the beta. Nice!

Latest beta is at http://community.spotify.com/t5/Help-Desktop-Linux-Mac-and/Welcome-to-the-Desktop-Beta/td-p/932803

 

Updated: 2015-12-20

Hello everyone,

Spotify Connect on the desktop version should now be available.
You can control your other devices from the Desktop:

connect.jpg

Enjoy this (Premium) feature and thanks for bringing your feedback to the ideas exchange! ;)

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namniart
Newbie

I haven't been able to find this in the Linux Preview version of Spotify; can anyone confirm or deny if it's present?

 

For reference, I'm using spotify-client version 1:0.9.11.27.g2b1a638.81-1 on Ubuntu 12.04.

lgommers
Newbie

Just installed the beta, just what I was looking for! In some cases it is easier to discover music on a laptop (sites, wikipedia etc in separate tabs easier access) and I always want to listen to it on a stereo,

 

thank you! 

 

RobinAnton
Casual Listener

I'm confused, installed the beta and want to control my Yamaha (spotify connect) receiver via my laptop. I cannot find the button to activate spotify connect, how to do this? Where is the 'connect' button?

 

Thanks,

Robin

namniart
Newbie

In the current beta version (as of Dec 17, 2014), the volume control has moved to the lower-right corner of the screen. Clicking the small speaker icon next to it brings up the Spotify Connect menu. (This works with my Yamaha receiver).