My Question or Issue
As of a few days ago, I can no longer reliably cast Spotify to either my Chromecast or Chromecast Audio. The Chromecast is connected to my TV, and the Chromecast Audio to my A/V receiver.
When trying to establish the connection, it appears as if the connection works momentarily -- it may show Chromecast name, and I may even hear the "beep" over the speakers -- however it immediately disconnects.
This issue happens when using either my Windows 7 laptop Web Player, or the Spotify App on my Pixel 3. I can cast other apps (such as Youtube, etc) to the Chromecast, so I dot believe there is any network issues. Google Home is up-to-date.
I have a really goofy workaround ... it seems that if I try on my laptop (and have it fail) and then try to connect on my phone, it will connect. However, when I try to change the playlist/channel, I often get an error, "There is another device ..." meaning I need to start the process over again.
I generally use Spotify to cast to my receiver almost daily. So, this is something I have successfully used hundreds of times in the last year.
I have uninstalled and reinstalled Spotify, and at this point, I'm not sure what else to try. This is super painful though.
Country United States
Device Pixel 3, HP Laptop
Operating System Android 9 (Pie), Windows 7