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Listen to music with Google Play Music and Chromecast

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With Google Play Music and a Chromecast device (Chromecast, Chromecast Audio, or TV and speakers with Chromecast built-in),  you can take your favorite tunes to a whole other level by casting them to your TV or speakers. Have music saved on your computer? Use Google Play Music Manager to create a complete music library to cast to your TV, speakers, or mobile device.

After you've set up your Chromecast, here's how you can listen to music using Google Play Music Google Play icon 

Cast music

  1. Connect your phone or tablet and Chromecast to the same wireless network.
  2. Open the Google Play Music app Google Play icon.
  3. Tap the Cast button Inactive cast extension .
  4. Select your Chromecast device from the device list.
  5. Select a song, album, or playlist.
  6. Tap Play.

Upload music with Music Manager

With Music Manager, you can upload music from any music folder on your desktop (including iTunes and Windows Media Player) to Google Play and immediately start casting your top tunes to your TV or speakers. You can even upload your iTunes library to your Android device so your complete music collection is available in one spot. No syncing required! Learn how to download and install Music Manager and get casting.

Disconnect from Chromecast

  • Using your phone or tablet:
    • Tap the Cast button Inactive cast extension and select Disconnect.
  • Using your computer:
    • From Chrome Setting menu: Navigate to the Chrome Settings menu More menu icon in the Chrome toolbar in the upper right corner of your browser > click "Cast..".
    • From the Cast button: If you’ve pinned the Cast button to your toolbar, click the Cast button Inactive cast extension  > Stop Casting.

Music controls

  • Using your phone or tablet:
    • You can use the playback controls on the Google Play Music app Google Play Music Icon. You can also quickly access your playback controls through your device's notifications.
  • Using your computer:
    • You can use the playback controls on Google Play Music, near the bottom of the screen.

It can be a good idea to keep the music player open when listening to music on Chromecast with your computer. Playback controls can't be used after the music player has been closed, the computer has been turned off, or an Internet connection has been lost.

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