How to Play Music on a Chromecast

Introduction

Chromecast devices, whether they are the standalone dongles or TVs/speakers with built-in Chromecast allow you to play or stream music and audio. Here's how to listen to music using Chromecast-enabled apps.

? What device do you want to stream from?

  1. Computer
  2. Mobile Device
  3. Google Home

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Chromecast devices, whether they are the standalone dongles or TVs/speakers with built-in Chromecast allow you to play or stream music and audio. Here's how to listen to music using Chromecast-enabled apps.
  1. Connect the computer and Chromecast device to the same Wi-Fi network.
  2. Open the Chrome browser.
  3. Open the Chrome menu Menu symbol. and select Cast.
    Chrome menu.
  4. Under Cast to select the Chromecast device you want to stream to.
    Cast to dropdown menu.
  5. Go to a audio/music streaming website.
  6. Pick a song, album or playlist and start playing.
  7. To stop streaming open the Chrome menu Menu symbol. and select Cast then click on Stop Casting. Alternatively you can also click on the Cast button Cast symbol. and select Stop Casting.
  1. Connect the mobile device (Android or iOS) and Chromecast device to the same Wi-Fi network.
  2. Open your Chromecast-enabled app. List of common apps:
    • YouTube Music
    • Spotify
    • Pandora
    • Google Play Music
    • TuneIn Radio
    • Tidal
  3. Tap the Cast Grey cast symbol. button. The positioning depends on the app.
  4. Select the Chromecast device from the device list.
  5. Pick a song, album or playlist and start playing.
  6. To stop streaming tap on the Cast Blue cast symbol. button again then select Disconnect.

To control music playback from Google Home to any Chromecast device you simply have to give it a voice command like this: "Hey Google, play <song / artist / album / genre> using <audio service> on <Chromecast device>".

For example:

  1. "Hey Google, play music on Chromecast".
  2. "Hey Google, play classical music using Spotify on Living Room Speakers".
  3. "Hey Google, stop Chromecast".
  4. "Hey Google, pause on Kitchen Speakers".
  5. "Hey Google, resume on Bedroom Speakers".

For a more detailed list of voice commands you can check this link.

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