I've had a Chromecast Audio for around 3 months, and the entire time I've had the same issues that makes it annoying to listen to music.
The problem can easily be described as such:
- I open spotify and find Chromecast under available devices. I connect without problems (which takes way too long, considering what happens next) and the song eventually starts playing.
- After a song or two, I pick up my phone and unlock it. Spotify says it's connected to my Chromecast, but when I try to use the controls nothing happens. The chromecast keeps playing as if nothing has changed, and after a few seconds spotify may or may not appear disconnected again.
- While Spotify is disconnected I can check the Google Home app, and it shows the correct information about the song it's casting and I can control (rudimentary) volume and play/pause as always.
- I reconnect a second time, and this time it's usually a little more stable.
It's terribly unreliable, very annoying, and it hasn't changed in the last 3 months.
I can't find a Spotify employee acknowledging this issue anywhere on the forum, despite at least 2 previous topics on it.
Why does it keep dropping out, and what is being done to address the issue?