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Google Chromecast brings spotify to your TV (without need of Roku app)

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Previously, the easiest way to stream Spotify to your TV was via a current gen Roku box like Roku 3 with the Roku Spotify app or via a WDTV box. Apple TV owners could also stream spotify via AirPlay.

 

But those solutions are all more expensive than the $35 chromecast stick.

 

Now, with the new Chromecast stick's ability to stream any Chrome browser tab to the screen, should finally allow spotify to be played from a standard web browser using the spotify web based app available at play.spotify.com

 

Spotify users rejoice! Now, if you can just get your hands on a chromecast stick!


Edited by vestaviascott - 7/25/13 at 2:47pm
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Here's a screenshot of my spotify page:

 

LEAD Technologies Inc. V1.01

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You can stream MOG, Rdio, Pandora and virtually anything else which can be accessed through the browser, not just Spotify.

I personally like the apps better than the web interface, which is why I will stick to streaming MOG from my iPad to my Apple TV 3 through AirPlay.

Ultimately, Chromecast is not likely to replace my Apple TVs, but I bought one because I thought it might be useful to stream Netflix to the hotel TV when traveling.
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The same here Ryan, I prefer the apps over browser interface. I'm also a fan of remote control of my audio playback via smartphone or tablet but there was a gap due to lack of APIs for Google Listen Now. Chromecast fixes that. Life is good.
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After testing the CC using the "Cast a tab" feature while viewing the Spotify web app at play.spotify.com, it appears that the sound quality suffers a bit vs what's coming out my PC's headphone jack. Not bad, but noticeable.


Anyone know the max audio bitrate chromecast supports when casting a tab? And does it change depending on my settings for video (480p, 720p, 720p Optimal, or Audio Only)?

 

I could tell no discernible difference with any of those settings.


Edited by vestaviascott - 7/30/13 at 11:49am
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