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Summary:

Chromecast is getting more music content soon, courtesy of Beats and Rdio. Spotify on the other hand seems to be busy with other things.

Chromecast users can expect to get access to more music services soon: Both Rdio and Beats Music have said that they’re working on bringing their offerings to Google’s TV stick. Their competitor Spotify on the other hand hasn’t committed to supporting the platform yet.

Rdio told users on Twitter that its developers are “already working on developing support for Chromecast” (hat tip to Engadget), and Beats Music also took to Twitter to announce that it is “working with Google to add Chromecast.”

A Spotify spokesperson told me that the company has nothing to announce with regards to Chromecast. On Twitter, company representatives simply redirect subscribers interested in Chromecast to a statement published on its support website, which reads:

“The request for ChromeCast has become uncommonly popular since the product was launched so we’re currently having discussions about how best to implement this. However, due to several prevailing priorities we’re going to have to say “not right now” to this idea.”

Spotify announced its own connected music platform, dubbed Spotify Connect, last September. The company teamed up with a variety of consumer electronics makers including Yamaha, Philips and Bang & Olufsen to bring Spotify streaming to their devices.

Google released the public SDK for Chromecast earlier this week, making it possible for any app developer to add ‘cast capabilities to their mobile and web apps.

  1. “Uncommonly popular”? Isn’t something “popular” uncommon by definition? If most things were popular, then nothing would be popular. That’s just awkward phrasing. I’d like to see a list of features Spotify considers “commonly popular.”

    1. It’s worded bad, but what I think they’re trying to say, is that their chromecast has grown far popular than first thought, and far too requested.

    2. I think what they’re saying is that instead of a uncommonly popular enhancement like Chromecast support, Spotify is going to continue to work on “priorities” that are more commonly unpopular.

      1. haha, well said. I think it is Spotify saying, “how much money will we lose if we allow them to stream to their TV’s with out paying for a premium account?”

  2. Wow. Im convinced that the people that run spotify are the biggest idiots on the planet. They NEVER listen to their customers and just do what they think is best, which usually isnt. I guess thats why I stopped paying them and are now giving my money to someone else.

  3. John McCumber Saturday, April 26, 2014

    Just allow Spotify premium on Chromecast. Problem solved on all fronts. Can’t be that simple can it?

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