Spotify finally lets you start a Chromecast session on a Windows / Mac desktop


After many years, you can now start a Chromecast stream from the Spotify app for desktop. You have been able to control Chromecast streams launched from iOS and Android applications (via Spotify Connect) for a long time, but now you can Start Those streams come directly from your Windows or Mac desktop.

The news comes via Spotify rock star Mattesuda – as they note, you’ll feature in the desktop app version 1.1.38. In this version, you can use the “Available Devices” menu normally to view available Chromecast devices.

Good News!

Now you can find Chromecast in the Connect “Device Available” menu in the Spotify desktop app and browser web player. Now you can cast your music to Chromecast from desktop app without using iOS or Android app.

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This feature has a long time to come. If you are a regular Chromecast user – as I am – you will probably relate to the disappointment of not being able to start a Chromecast stream on your desktop. In fact, this was one of the benefits of running the Spotify mobile app in Chrome OS desktop and running iOS version on Apple Silicon Mac.

Thankfully, it seems that all of us will forever be able to initiate those cast streams directly from the desktop – no workaround required.

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