How to cast Spotify music to Chromecast and Chromecast Audio
Chromecast and Chromecast Audio connect to your TV's HDMI port, allowing you to "cast" media from your phone, tablet or computer to your TV. It can basically turn any TV into a Smart TV. Here's how to cast Spotify to your television using Chromecast, and start listening to Spotify music through your TV.
Related: Play Spotify music on Roku
What subscription level do I need to cast Spotify to Chromecast?
Chromecast supports Spotify Free and Spotify Premium accounts. When casting to music with a Spotify Free account, you will hear ads and are limited to six song skips per hour.
Option 1: Cast Spotify music to Chromecast or Chromecast Audio
Step 1. Make sure your Chromecast/Chromecast Audio is set up using the Google Home app on your phone or tablet.
Step 2. Insert your Chromecast into the HDMI port of your TV or insert your Chromecast Audio into a speaker’s 3.5mm or optical input port.
Step 3. Open Spotify on your phone, tablet, or the web player. Make sure it's connected to the same WiFi as your Chromecast/Chromecast Audio.
Note: Chromecast is only compatible on the web player with the Chrome browser.
Step 4. Play some music.
Step 5. Tap the Now Playing bar at the bottom of the screen and select Devices Available.
Step 6. Select your Chromecast/Chromecast Audio from the devices listed.
However, casting Spotify to Chromecast is not so stable. Every so often Spotify just loses it's connection to Chromecast. Seems to happen pretty regularly, and from the looks of it this issue has been plaguing people for over a year. If you want more stable casting Spotify to Chromecast, try option 2.
Option 2: Cast Spotify music to Chromecast without ads with free account
If you are Spotify free user but want to get rid of the ads and play music on demand, you can download Spotify music as local music and then cast them to Chromecast. You may ask: how can I download Spotify music with a free account? Well, there is a tool that allows you to download any Spotify songs, albums and playlists to mp3 with either Spotify free or premium account, it is called Ondesoft Spotify Converter.
Ondesoft Spotify Converter will help you to download Spotify music, remove DRM protection and convert Spotify to MP3 , M4A , WAV and FLAC lossless. Once the DRM protection is removed, you can freely play Spotify music on your computer via VLC or other music player, and then cast to Chromecast.
Step 1. Run Ondesoft Spotify Converter
Please make sure you have installed Spotify app on your computer. Download, install and run Ondesoft Spotify Converter on your Mac/Windows.
Step 2. Select Spotify songs, albums or playlists to Ondesoft Spotify Converter
Drag songs, playlists or albums that you want to record from Spotify app to the interface directly. Or click Add Files, copy&paste the url of the Spotify song, album or playlist to the left bottom area and then click Add.
All songs in the playlist or albums will be checked by default. You are free to uncheck the tracks you don't want to convert. Then click Add to import all checked songs.
Step 3. Choose output format
The default output format is MP3. Ondesoft Spotify Converter also supports recording Spotify music in M4A, WAV, FLAC formats. Click the Options button to change output format or output folder if you need. You can also change bitrate, sample rate according to your needs.
Step 4. Start Converting
Click the Convert button to start recording Spotify music to the plain format you choose. After recording, click the History button to quickly locate the DRM-free Spotify song.
After conversion, click below folder icon to quickly locate the DRM-free Spotify songs, albums or playlists in MP3 format. You can then transfer and play them anywhere such as iTunes , Google Play Music , iPod , Sandisk , etc. or burn them to CD .
Step 5. Cast VLC to Chromecast (Mac or PC)
- Open the VLC media player app, and click "Playback" from the main options menu at the top. In the Playback dropdown menu, click "Renderer."
- A pop-up should appear beside the "Renderer" option — select your Chromecast device. If you don't see your Chromecast already listed, click "Scan."
- Open the DRM-free Spotify songs to play in VLC. If you are given an "Insecure site" prompt, click "View certificate" and "Accept Permanently."
- Now the Spotify music are casted to Chromecast without any issues.
Video Tutorial: Convert Spotify music to MP3 with Ondesoft Spotify Music Converter
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