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Chromecast

Chromecast and Chromecast Audio devices let you play Spotify from your phone, tablet, or web browser (Chrome only) to a TV, speaker, or stereo.

Get started

  1. Make sure your Chromecast is set up using the Chromecast app on your phone or tablet.
  2. Insert your Chromecast into the HDMI port of your TV.
  3. Open Spotify on your phone, tablet, or the web player. Make sure it's connected to the same WiFi as your Chromecast.
    Note: Chromecast is only compatible on the web player with the Chrome browser.
  4. Play some music.
  5. Tap the Now Playing bar  at the bottom of the screen and select Devices Available.
  6. Select your Chromecast from the devices listed.
  1. Make sure your Chromecast Audio is set up using the Chromecast Audio app on your phone or tablet.
  2. Insert your Chromecast Audio into a speaker’s 3.5mm or optical input port.
  3. Open Spotify on your phone, tablet, or the web player. Make sure it's connected to the same WiFi as your Chromecast Audio.
    Note: Chromecast is only compatible on the web player with the Chrome browser.
  4. Play some music.
  5. Tap the Now Playing bar  at the bottom of the screen and select Devices Available.
  6. Select your Chromecast Audio from the devices listed.

Need help?

If you’re having trouble with Spotify and your Chromecast device, check:

  • The device you're playing from is connected to the same WiFi network as your Chromecast.
  • Your Chromecast device is fully up-to-date.
  • You have the latest version of Spotify installed.

Note: It’s not possible to play local files with Chromecast.

If everything’s up-to-date and on the same WiFi, these steps should help: 

  • Restart Spotify.
  • Close any other apps you’re not using. 
  • Restart your Chromecast app.
  • Restart your devices.
  • Restart your WiFi connection.
  • If possible, try a different WiFi connection.

For more Chromecast troubleshooting tips, you can visit Google’s Help Centre.

You can also check @SpotifyStatus for any system issues.

Although it’s not possible to find a Chromecast device from the Spotify desktop app, you can still use it to control the music:

  1. Launch Spotify on Chromecast with your phone, tablet, or the web player following the “Get started” steps above.
    Note: Chromecast is only compatible on the web player with the Chrome browser.
  2. You can now control your listening from any device, including the desktop app.

If you have Guest Mode enabled on your Chromecast, nearby devices can connect to it without having to join your WiFi network. Handy for parties!

See the Guest Mode FAQs for more information.