[Troubleshooting] How to Easily Stream Spotify Music to Chromecast

Updated by Adam Gorden on November 23, 2018 15:23:21 PM.
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Q: How can I cast Spotify music to Chromecast Audio? It appears Spotify won't connect to Chromecast properly. I could play Spotify music on my receiver and TV via Chromecast a few days ago. Any solution? Thanks. - From Spotify Community.

In Spotify community, there are a lot of users have requested to stream Spotify to Google Chromecast in the past. Finally, the Spotify music streaming service is available for use on Chromecast and Chromecast Audio. You can now easily play or "cast" Spotify songs from your phone or tablet to a TV, speaker, or stereo via Chromecast. But sometimes, you may still find Spotify Chromecast not working as well as expected.

In the following post, we'll introduce the ultimate solution to play Spotify music on Chromecast or Chromecast Audio, as well as the traditional synchronization method for casting Spotify to any device via Chromecast.

1. General Solution - How to Cast Spotify from Computer to Chromecast

To connect Spotify with Google Chromecast, all you need is the Spotify Music app and a Chromecast or Chromecast Audio device hooked up to your TV or speakers. Now let's smart to get Spotify to stream on your Chromecast with the following instructions.

Note: Using Spotify with Chromecast/Chromecast Audio requires a Premium subscription of Spotify. If you are subscribing the free account only, you should refer to the other method.

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Step 1. Insert Chromecast or Chromecast Audio to TV HDMI port or a speaker input port. Make sure your Chromecast is configured using the Chromecast/Chromecast Audio app on your phone or tablet

Step 2. Start the Spotify app on the same WiFi network as your Chromecast device.

Step 3. Within Spotify, select a track that you want to listen to on TV or the speaker. At the bottom of the screen, select "Devices Available".

Step 4. Select your Chromecast (or Chromecast Audio) from the devices listed. Then you'll be able to play the Spotify music right from your TV or speaker via Chromecast.

2. Alternative Way - Play Spotify Music on Chromecast

If you are having difficulty getting Spotify working with Chromecast, or if you are using Spotify Free, you are highly suggested to try this solution which will enable you stream Spotify to Chromecast effortlessly, even without subscribing to Spotify Premium.

Spotify music is protected by DRM copyright technology, which blocks the free users to download and listen to Spotify songs on Chromecast. In order to remove the limit so as to cast Spotify to Chromecast, the key is to find out an ultimate tool to remove the DRM restriction from Spotify. That's what TunesKit Spotify DRM Music Converter does, a smart all-in-one program for Spotify specialized in downloading DRM Spotify songs to common MP3 and other formats, such as AAC, FLAC, etc. Once the DRM is cracked permanently, you can sync the unprotected 320kbps Spotify tracks to any device via Chromecast no matter you are using Spotify Free or Premium.

Now we'll show you the complete guide to stream Spotify songs to Chromecast under the help of this app. You can install the free trial version of it on your Mac or PC before getting started.

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Part 1. Download Spotify Music Offline with TunesKit Spotify Music Converter


Step 1Import Spotify songs/albums/playlists

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Open TunesKit Spotify Music Downloader, and then Spotify desktop app will be launched automatically. Access to Spotify and choose any song or playlist that you want to download. Then drag the tracks into TunesKit main window. You can also add the songs or playlists by pasting the URLs to TunesKit interface.

Step 2Set output parameters

set output

When the Spotify music is added successfully into TunesKit, click the top-right menu > Preferences and choose the output format as you like. Currently it supports multiple output formats, including MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, M4A, and M4B. You can also adjust output audio quality, conversion speed and directory, etc. according to your own requirements.

Step 3Start to remove DRM and download Spotify music

download spotify music

Once the settings are well adjusted, simply click "Convert" button at the bottom right to start extracting the DRM-ed Spotify music to MP3 or other common formats. After that, you'll find the offline Spotify songs that can be cast to Chromecast for listening everywhere from the history folder.

Part 2. Stream Downloaded Spotify Music to Chromecast/Chromecast Audio

There are many simple ways for you to cast local music files to Chromecast for playing on TV or speakers. Here we are listing two most popular methods.

1. Cast Spotify to Chromecast via Google Play Music

cast spotify to chromecast via google play

If you have Google Play account, you can easily import the offline Spotify songs to Google Play Music which allows you to upload up to 20,000 songs from local collection to Google's cloud. Both the iOS and Android apps for Google Play Music support Chromecast. So you also can stream Spotify music on Android or iOS devices via cloud to Chromecast.

2. Stream Spotify Music to Chromecast via Plex

cast spotify to chromecast via plex

Plex is a media server runs on Windows, MacOS, Android and iOS, with which you can create your own music library and sync to mobile devices. After import the Spotify music from computer, a Cast button will let you stream the music songs to Chromecast. No need for iOS or Android controller apps.

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