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Discussion in 'Chromecast' started by CheeseJam, Jul 26, 2013.

  1. CheeseJam

    CheeseJam Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Got my Chromecast today, it's awesome! However, I am struggling to play music from Google Music on my PC using Chromecast. It casts the video of the page, but no audio. Anyone get this working? Audio works casting from other webpages.

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  2. KOLIO

    KOLIO Guest

    Audio is working fine for me from GOOGLE PLAY MUSIC.

    Check your streaming settings on the music app. I have mine set @ high quality*. Might make a difference.

    Keep us posted on your progress/results. :)


    *I see this option is for mobile networks only, so, it probably won't make a difference. Sorry about that.

    Have you tried it out on a TV?
  3. KOLIO

    KOLIO Guest

    GOOGLE MUSIC works fine for me from PC to TV,as does the video accompanying the music.

    Audio & video working from YOU-TUBE as well,watching the PHANDROID-CHROMECAST tutorial & simultaneously sending this post from my PC.(Tutorial video Cast to TV,posting on desktop screen).

    I'm liking this Chromecast A LOT. :rock:

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  4. CheeseJam

    CheeseJam Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I can't seem to get audio to work for any webpage that is casted from my PC. If I drag a local song into chrome, that works. But Google Music, Beatport, etc. audio does not work from my PC. Wonder what's wrong?

    Edit: In Google Music Labs, there is an option to use HTML5 audio, and that fixed Google Music! But I still can't get other websites to cast audio. Maybe I need to change a chrome setting?
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  5. KOLIO

    KOLIO Guest

    Just for troubleshooting purposes, if you have any kind of blocking extensions activated in CHROME,see if temporarily disabling them have any effect.

    Ditto w/your anti-virus. FWIW, I'm on WINDOWS 8,using WINDOWS DEFENDER & not having any issues w/CHROMECAST functionality.

    It's unlikely any of these are affecting CHROMECAST one way or the other, but, just to rule it out.........
  6. CheeseJam

    CheeseJam Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I tried disabling all extensions and my antivirus and still no luck. This is really baffling to me. Video casting is working just fine, the audio just won't cast. :/
  7. KOLIO

    KOLIO Guest

    Perhaps a Factory Reset of the CHROMECAST dongle is in order,only after checking volume levels on the TV & PC one last time.
  8. CheeseJam

    CheeseJam Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Still no luck. :( I tried different computers and TVs too. I suspect something is weird because when I enabled HTML5 audio on the Google Music website (under the labs settings), the audio casted fine from there. But any other tab's audio does not work.
  9. SlyFerret

    SlyFerret Android Enthusiast

    Has anyone found a way to use the Play Music web player (in the Chrome desktop browser with the Chromecast extension) as the control head for Play Music similar to the way the Play Music app on my phone does?

    I want to manage my queue and find music via my browser, but I don't want to have to cast the browser tab to make it work. I want the music to keep playing even if I close my browser or reboot my computer.

  10. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
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    In addition to to UPnP, my router has a setting to allow or disable Windows media. Thanks to terrible documentation, I have no idea what that is but I have it on.

    Do you have a setting like that you can try?

    I don't think that's possible at present.
  11. SlyFerret

    SlyFerret Android Enthusiast

    That is the conclusion that I have come to so far after much searching yesterday, too. Hopefully they add it similarly to what they did for YouTube.

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