How to Easily Stream Spotify Music to Chromecast

Updated by Adam Gorden on Jun. 3, 2020 5:23 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 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 several ways for you to play Spotify music on Chromecast or Chromecast Audio. No matter you are subscribing to the premium plan on Spotify or not, you will find an appropriate way to listen to Spotify music on Chromecast or Chromecast Audio.

Method 1. How to Stream Spotify to Chromecast with Premium
Method 2. How to Cast Spotify to Chromecast without Premium

Method 1. How to Cast Spotify Music to Chromecast with Premium

Google supports the integration of Spotify and Chromecast. With an active Spotify Premium account, you can listen to Spotify with Chromecast Audio. To connect Spotify with Google Chromecast, all you need is the Spotify player and a Chromecast or Chromecast Audio device hooked up to your TV or speakers. Now let's get Spotify to stream on Chromecast with the following instructions.

How to Cast Spotify Music from Spotify Mobile Player

With the Spotify mobile app, you are able to get Spotify music on Chromecast devices using Spotify Connect.

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1. Make sure your Chromecast Audio and device using Spotify are on the same Wi-Fi network.
2. Fire up the Spotify app on your phone or tablet.
3. Choose to play a song on Spotify and select Devices Available.
4. Select your Chromecast enabled speaker and start listening.

How to Cast Spotify Music from Spotify Desktop Player

To cast to Chromecast with Spotify, you can remote control the playback of Spotify music on Chromecast devices with the Spotify desktop app after connecting your Spotify mobile app with Chromecast.

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1. Start the Spotify app on the same WiFi network as your Chromecast device.
2. Launch the Spotify desktop app and log in with your Spotify account.
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.
4. Select your Chromecast or Chromecast Audio from the devices listed. Then you'll be able to play Spotify music right from your TV or speaker via Chromecast.

How to Cast Spotify Music from Spotify Web Player

Except for the above solutions, you can cast to Chromecast from Spotify using the Spotify web player.

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1. Access the Spotify Web Player and log into your Spotify account.
2. Find the song or playlist you want to listen to on your Chromecast enabled devices and choose to Play.
3. Select the devices icon at the lower right corner of the screen, then select Chromecast enabled devices.
4. Select the Chromecast device you want to send Spotify audio to when you'll see a list of Chromecast devices on your network. Then your Spotify songs will be played immediately.

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

Method 2. How to Play Spotify on Chromecast without Premium

If you are having difficulty getting Spotify working with Chromecast, or if you are using the free version of Spotify, you are highly suggested to try this solution which will enable you stream Spotify music to Chromecast effortlessly, even without subscribing to the Premium plan on Spotify.

Spotify music is protected by DRM copyright technology, which prevent free users from listening to Spotify songs on Chromecast. In order to break the limitation for Spotify to Chromecast, the key is to find out an ultimate tool to remove DRM restriction from Spotify. That's what ViWizard Spotify Music Converter does, a smart program for Spotify users specialized in downloading Spotify songs to MP3 and other common audio formats.

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Main Features of ViWizard Spotify Music Converter

  • Download Spotify playlists, songs, albums with free account easily
  • Convert Spotify music to MP3, WAV, FLAC and other audio formats
  • Keep Spotify music tracks with the lossless audio quality and ID3 tags
  • Tackle the downloading and conversion of Spotify at 5× faster speed
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Once the DRM protection is cracked permanently, you can sync the unprotected 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.

Section 1. How to Download Spotify Music Offline with ViWizard

You can install the free trial version of ViWizard software on your Mac or PC before getting started. After you have ViWizard software installed on your computer, you can follow the below steps to download music from Spotify.

Step 1Add Spotify music to ViWizard

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Open ViWizard 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 ViWizard main window. You can also add the songs or playlists by pasting URL to ViWizard interface.

Step 2Set the output audio parameters

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When the Spotify music is added successfully into ViWizard, click Menu > Preferences and then 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 the bit rate, sample rate, and audio channel according to your own requirements.

Step 3Start to download Spotify music

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Once the settings are well adjusted, simply click the Convert button at the bottom right to start to rip music to MP3 or other common formats. After that, you'll find the offline Spotify songs in your specified local folder by clicking the Converted icon. Then you'll prepared to cast Spotify songs to Chromecast for listening anywhere.

Section 2. How to Stream Spotify songs to Chromecast

There are multiple options for you to cast local music tracks to Chromecast for playing on smart TVs or speakers. Here we show two most popular methods, respectively using Google Play Music or Plex.

1. Cast Spotify tracks to Chromecast via Google Play Music

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If you have a Google Play account, you can easily import Spotify songs to Google Play Music where you are able to upload up to 20,000 songs from your local collection to Google's Cloud. Both iOS and Android apps for Google Play Music support Chromecast. So you can stream Spotify music on Android or iOS devices from Cloud to Chromecast.

2.Stream Spotify tracks to Chromecast via Plex

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

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