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Premium user for over 10 years
(iPhone XS, Mac Book, Mac Mini: all 2019 roughly)
(iOS 14.4.2, Mac OS 10.14)
My Question or Issue:
This is a very clear cut case to look into. On the 2.4ghz network, all in close quarters to the modem. my iPhone's Spotify App can see my Chromecast Audio. the same goes for my Mac Mini's native Spotify Desktop App, as well as the Spotify Web App when Chrome casting to the ChromeCast Audio.
All 3 of those Spotify applications (iPhone, Desktop, and Web) disconnect after a few songs.
1) Spotify is no longer connected to the Wifi connected ChromeCast Audio (though it's fully on the same network).
2) Spotify pauses the music (which seems like a side effect of being disconnected in general).
I couldn't determine if the problem laid with Spotify or with the ChromeCast Audio until I tested it with Pandora's Web App playing in a Chrome tab that I Cast just like I was trying to Cast the Spotify Web App. Pandora has been playing successfully for 6 days straight without disconnecting from the ChromeCast Audio.
That pretty much indicates that there's some common code in all three flavors of Spotify that's disconnecting from the ChromeCast Audio (and I suspect any other wifi audio cast-receiving devices), while Pandora has no issues casting via Chrome w/o disconnecting like I have been trying to do with the Spotify Web Player unsuccessfully.
Of note: Spotify (native Mac OS App), had been working with the ChromeCast Audio about less than a year ago when I previously had it setup before I updated Spotify in Mac OS & iOS.