Don't see Chromecast in my device list

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Don't see Chromecast in my device list

mavis200163
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According to this page - https://www.spotify.com/us/chromecast/

Spotify users should be able to cast music from native Spotify mobile app (iOS), but I don't see my Chromecast pop up on my available device list. I only see my AirPlay available. I tried on both iPad and iPhone, also tried reboot iPhone and Chromecast, still don't work. Could someone help me with this issue?

Much appreciated! 


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MattSuda
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For people with the first generation Chromecast, the firmware update is now rolling out. Try restarting your Chromecast to get Spotify support.

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linneacdue
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I had the same problem, but if you haven't tried this, then just try to play a song and then connect to the chrome cast. That's what I did, and all of a sudden, it worked... I tried everything else before that, but nothing worked. So just start any song on your Spotify and then connect to the chrome cast. I have no idea if it'll work for others, but I thought I could as well share it.

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For people with the first generation Chromecast, the firmware update is now rolling out. Try restarting your Chromecast to get Spotify support.

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MattSuda
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@mavis200163 @user-removed @Jong1

 

If you have the first Chromecast that came out, you will have to wait for Google to release a firmware update so that is becomes compatible with Spotify.

 

I heard that the firmware update will take a few weeks to finish rollout. So hopefully by the end of October you will be able to use Spotify with your Chromecast. 

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fivestones
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I'm running a first-gen chromecast, and I now have the new chromecast update (1.16.44433, the same as what is on the new chromecast). I also have spotify running on ios or on mac osx, both updated to the newest versions (ios just updated to the version that came out 10/20/2015) and still there is no spotify-chromecast interconnectivity. In spotify, there is no option to cast to the chromecast. Why, since I have the same chromecast firmware as what is running on the new chromecast, am I still not able to cast from spotify?

 

If we need to wait for another spotify ios update, how long will that take? What exactly (or even ball-park) does 'a while' or 'soon' mean?

 

I have been waiting for so long for this, I'm just excited!

Jong1
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It's all working here. Chromecast shows up in the same list as Spotify Connect - not even hidden in a 2nd level menu like AirPlay. Looks really good too. Maybe try restarting everything.

fivestones
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Oh man! I restarted my iphone and the chromecast (unplugged, plugged back in the power) and now it's SHOWING UP in the spotify app! Whoo hoo!! Thanks 🙂

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Glad to hear! You're welcome 

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it says here that "...this only works on the new version of the Chromecast...

 

=(

Jong1
Gig Goer
Same here. Are we waiting on an update?
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