Use Google Play Music with Chromecast

After you've set up your Chromecast, you can cast music to your TV with Google Play Music.

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

To disconnect: Touch the cast icon Cast > select your device from the list.

Playback controls: You can use the playback controls on the Google Play Music app or your device's notifications.

Cast music with your computer

First, make sure you have Google Chrome Chrome on your computer.

Then, add the Google Cast extension from the Chrome Web Store. You'll only have to do this the first time.

Finally, follow these steps:

  1. Open Chrome Chrome .
  2. Connect your computer and Chromecast to the same wireless network.
  3. Go to Google Play Music (play.google.com/music) using Chrome.
  4. Click a song, album, or playlist.
  5. Click the play icon Play.
  6. Near the bottom of the screen, click the cast icon Cast. It will be next to the playback controls.
  7. Under "Connect to a device", select your Chromecast from the device list.

To disconnect: Near the top right of your browser, touch the cast icon Cast > Stop casting.

Playback controls: You can use the playback controls on Google Play Music, near the bottom of the screen.

Note: You may want to keep the music player open when casting music from 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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Problems casting music to your TV

On your phone or tablet

If you are having trouble casting your music or the cast icon is missing, try these troubleshooting steps.

On your computer

Visit this page if you are missing the cast icon.

If you are still having problems

You can contact our Chromecast support team.

Note: 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.

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