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11/17/19
Spotify music stops randomly on 3rd gen Chromecast 0 Recommended Answers 0 Replies 2 Upvotes
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Hi everyone, 
I'm having a strange problem casting music from Spotify to my 3rd gen Chromecast attached to my TV.
When selecting the device from the Spotify app (Android 9) or asking the 1st gen Google Home Mini to play music, the playback starts but then randomly pauses/stops. Sometimes it happens on the 10th second, sometimes on the 5th minute. If I cast spotify music to a speaker group (which the Chromecast is a member of), the playback works seamlessly. The only way to get it working is to cast music to a speaker group, then turn down the volume of all speakers but the TV/Chomecast, which is kind of a workaround, still quite annoying. 
Casting directly to Chromecast has been working without any issues for the past 1+ year, the issues started just recently.
What I've done so far trying to rectify the issue is:
- Disabled the 5Ghz wifi network to make sure all devices are connected to the 2.4Ghz.
- Restarted the WiFi router several times.
- Changed the wifi channel to the least loaded.
- Restarted and factory reset the Chromecast, then re-added it to the Google Home app.
- Unplugged the chromecast from the HDMI and power for 10 minutes, then reconnected

None of these helped and I'm still using the workaround, but I want to be able to use all my other speakers independently without  having to create additional speaker groups for the purpose. 
I am not sure if the issue comes from the Chromecast or Spotify, both they work fine independent from each other. The issue occurs when I cast music from a different Spotify account, as well;  any other content I cast (Amazon Prime video, YouTube, etc) to the Chromecast plays uninterruptedly.

Chromecast FW version is: 1.42.172094

Any suggestions would be highly appreciated.

Cheers
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