Send podcast to other device doesn't work for some podcasts

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Send podcast to other device doesn't work for some podcasts

Regular

 

Plan

Premium

Country

Norway

Device

Windows 10, Pixel 2xl, Ipod

Operating System

newest

 

My Question or Issue

Some podcasts refuse to be played on my home spotify compatible devices. I have tested both Bluesound, Sonos and chromecast. The list of devices show up with greyed out devices stating "Can't play this right now". Using AirPlay from spotify works.

Here's a podcast that I have this problem with:

https://open.spotify.com/show/61cSCIuBEWnBdJ4h4nia4q

While this works fine:

https://open.spotify.com/show/5d25K5mZMztdqeTu7kTN6G

 

I have tries both Android phone, Windows 10 pc and IPod, all with the same result.

 

Any suggestions?

 

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Re: Send podcast to other device doesn't work for some podcasts

Spotify Legend

Hey @snarum

 

Are you able to connect to another speaker device which is not listed, e.g. a new device you haven't tried with before? 

 

Keep in mind that some podcasts are not available to be played on all devices, and this might explain why you don't see any speakers to connect to. We're aware of this and are working on it. 

 

In the meantime, always make sure you have your app up-to-date.

 

Hope that explains things! 🙂

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Re: Send podcast to other device doesn't work for some podcasts

Regular

I'm not quite sure how to define a "new device". In my home network I have 3 bluesound zones, a sonos speaker, a chromecast audio and a denon receiver with spotify connect, and all appear as "can't play this right now" in spotify on the affected podcasts. I have a colleague that experience the same thing on his network.

 

How about you? have you tried to reproduce?

 

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Re: Send podcast to other device doesn't work for some podcasts

Regular

As a curiosity, when I download the episodes on the troublesome podcasts and play them offline, the devices appear as available. But when I try to use them spotify displays "connecting..." forever.

 

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Re: Send podcast to other device doesn't work for some podcasts

Regular

No updates on this? I was hoping the big recent update to Spotify would fix things, but no. I still cannot hear some of my podcasts on my wireless speakers.

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Re: Send podcast to other device doesn't work for some podcasts

Regular

I have also noticed, that none of NRK.no's podcasts works on Spotify on Nvidia Shield. Maybe the same problem?

 

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Re: Send podcast to other device doesn't work for some podcasts

Newbie

I have the same problem. Up until now, this has only been an intermittent problem, eg. I could sometimes solve it by changing to some music track, connect, then change back to the podcast. Lately, no podcasts from NRK can be cast to my devices at all.

Re: Send podcast to other device doesn't work for some podcasts

Newbie

I also have this problem and it has persisted for months regardless of the device I’m controlling Spotify on (iOS, Android, desktop app). It’s really, really annoying - is Spotify going to sort this out because a quick google suggests this has been a problem for years..?

 

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Re: Send podcast to other device doesn't work for some podcasts

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I have been having a similar problem with some podcasts, for me there has been a trend that it refuses to play podcasts from the BBC, when I’m already connected to the speaker the play button just doesn’t respond, and when you try to connect when it is playing on the device, it says that the speakers are not available right now. I thought it could have been my old android device which had some other problems with Spotify, but I have since moved to a new iOS device which is experiencing the same problem.
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