This is to let you know, dear folks, I'm the next person hit by known unresolved issue, which is incorrect Spotify-Chromecast cooperation - random pauses.
There are many threads on Spotify and Google Cast forums and elsewhere on the subject and I wouldn't like to return to them at the moment. Instead, I'd like to share my opinion on the culprit.
I use home Wi-Fi network (2,4 and 5 GHz). Internet is delivered by cable provider (download 30 Mbps, upload 3 Mbps). I've got Chromecast (2015 model) and two Android smartphones: both Samsung Galaxy, Ace 3 and A5 (2016 model). There is Spotify application installed on the smartphones.
What are the findings? Here you are:
- both smartphones correctly work with Spotify application. Nothing pauses when listening with smartphones. - cast from smartphones with Spotify to Chromecast simply doesn't work correctly: casting randomly pauses; there is pause symbol shown on the TV screen; eventually you can resume casting, but it's not always possible. - cast from Windows 10 PC web browser works correctly. - casting video/audio from smartphone with YouTube application works correctly. - and finally (important!), casting audio from smartphones using Deezer works correctly.
So, what are the conclusions? IMHO:
- the Spotify-Chromecast problem is not a network problem. Network works as it should. - the problem is not a Chromecast problem. Chromecast works as it should. - the problem is not an Android problem. The system works as it should, even it's quite old version. - this is therefore a Spotify application problem.
I'm not able to analyze complex interaction between Chromecast, Spotify application and Spotify streaming servers. But I'm sure just Spotify and nobody else should promptly resolve this issue - the sooner the better.
Thanks for reporting this over to us.
Right now, we're unable to offer an exact timeframe as to when this will be fixed. Rest assured our tech folks are looking into this in the long term and your feedback is very helpful.
As there seems to be a number of different issues in the thread, it has been hard to reproduce so far. Due to this, we're going to close this thread off for the time being.
However if you do notice any further issues regarding this, please feel free to post a new issue report detailing your device, OS, version of Spotify, and the exact steps you're following to reproduce this. We'll be sure to get this investigated further.