How to Use Spotify on Chromecast

Learn to cast music to your home sound system

If the only nice sound system you have in your home is your TV setup, the ability to send Spotify to your Chromecast can let you enjoy impressive sound with your Spotify subscription. Here's how to get that working.

Can You Use Spotify On Chromecast?

Not only can you use Spotify with your Chromecast, but you can do so from nearly any device you own.

You can cast Spotify to Chromecast using the following devices as your audio remote control:

  • Desktop: Using the Spotify desktop app
  • Browser or Chromebook: Using the Spotify web player
  • Mobile: Using the mobile Spotify app or Google Home app

Each of these Spotify players includes a Devices icon where you'll find the feature to cast your Spotify music to your Chromecast device.

For the desktop app to cast to a Chromecast device, you'll need to install the Spotify app on your mobile first.

Make Sure Your Chromecast Is Set Up

Before you can cast Spotify music to Chromecast, you need to make sure your Chromecast device is properly installed and setup your Chromecast.

Check all of the following:

  • Connected to the same Wi-Fi network as the device you're casting from
  • Your TV is set to the HDMI channel your Chromecast device is connected to
  • The TV is turned on and you can see the Chromecast home screen

Once your Chromecast is ready, you can start casting your Spotify music.

Chromecast Spotify From Your Smartphone

If you have Spotify on your smartphone, you can use Chromecast to send to it to your TV. It's a similar process to casting any other entertainment.

  1. Before you can cast Spotify, you'll need to download and install the Spotify app for your Android or iPhone.

    When you first launch the app, you can browse and select the song or playlist you want to cast to your Chromecast device.

  2. Once the song you've selected is playing, just tap the devices icon at the lower left corner of the screen.

  3. This will bring up the list of devices on your network that you can cast to. You should see the Chromecast device you've connected to the TV.

    The name of the Chromecast device is the name you provided when you set up the Chromecast device in your Google Home app.

    Connecting Spotify to Chromecast.
  4. Just tap the Chromecast device from your list and your Spotify music will cast to your TV.

Chromecast Spotify From Your Desktop

To cast to Chromecast with Spotify, you need to complete the steps above to connect your mobile device's Spotify app with Chromecast. Once connected, you can remote control the Chromecast Spotify music with the Spotify desktop app.

If you don't have a Spotify account yet, then sign up for a Spotify account. Once it's installed, launch the Spotify desktop app and log in with your Spotify account. From the main page, browse or search for the music you want to play.

  1. Select the music icon to launch the playlist or artist song list.

    Screenshot of Spotify desktop main screen
  2. Once the playlist screen comes up, either select Play to start the playlist, or select an individual song you wanto to Chromecast to Spotify.

    Screenshot of playing a Spotify Song
  3. Select the Devices icon at the lower right corner of the window to bring up all available devices you can control. You should see the Chromecast device on your TV displayed in the list.

    Screenshot of Spotify connected devices
  4. If it isn't currently displayed in green, select the device to activate it. Now you can control the music that plays from Spotify to your Chromecast device.

Cast Spotify Music From Your Browser

You can also cast to Chromecast from Spotify using the Spotify Web Player.

What's useful about the Spotify Web Player is that it can Chromecast Spotify without the need to install and run the Spotify app on your phone.

Casting from the Spotify Web Player is easy.

  1. Access the Spotify Web Player and log into your Spotify account. Find the song or playlist you want to listen to on your TV and select Play.

    Screenshot of casting to Chromecast on Spotify Web Player
  2. When the song is playing, select the devices icon at the lower right corner of the screen. Select Google Cast in the list.

    Screenshot of cast devices in Spotify Web Player
  3. This will open the Cast feature in Chrome. You'll see a list of Chromecast devices on your network.

    Casting to Chromecast from Spotify Web Player
  4. Select the Chromecast device you want to send Spotify audio to and it'll start playing immediately.