Listen to music with your Google Cast device

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With Google Play and the Google Cast audio device, you can take your favourite tunes to a whole other level by casting them to your speakers. Have music saved on your computer? Use Music Manager to create a complete music library to cast to your speakers or mobile device.

After you've set up your Google Cast audio device here's how you can listen to music using Google Play Music Google Play icon and your Google Cast audio device. Google Home app.

Cast music

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

If you haven't already, you'll need to download and use Google Chrome to listen to music using your computer and Google Cast audio device.

  1. Open Chrome Chrome.
  2. Download and install the Google Cast extension from the Chrome Web Store (first time only).
  3. Connect your computer and Google Cast audio device to the same wireless network.
  4. Go to Google Play Music (play.google.com/music) using Chrome.
  5. Tap a song, album or playlist.
  6. Tap Play.
  7. At the bottom of the screen next to the playback controls, click the Cast icon Inactive cast extension .
  8. Under "Connect to a device", select your Google Cast audio device from the device list.
Watch an example
Cast Play Music
During playback, you can turn the screen off on your device or computer to save battery. You can also use other apps on your device and open other tabs on your computer's browser while casting.

Upload music with Music Manager

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

Disconnect from your Google Cast device

  • Using your phone or tablet: Tap the Cast icon Active cast extension and select Stop casting.
  • Using your computer: In the top-right corner of your browser, click the Cast icon Active cast extension and click 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 Google Cast audio device 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.