Tidal is perhaps the most established in this realm. It is our favourite service, too, and holder of a 2021 What Hi-Fi? Award in the music streaming service category. Since January 2017, its £20 ($20, AU$24) per month tier has granted access to hi-res (typically 24-bit/96kHz) Tidal Master streams, encoded using MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) technology. More recently, Tidal actually split its membership options into HiFi (with a resolution cap of 1411kbps, aka CD-quality streams) and HiFi Plus, offering up to 9216kbps along with Dolby Atmos and Sony 360 Reality support, for the top-tier £20 fee. So, is Tidal HiFi Plus the answer? It's certainly one answer, but there are other options...
Drawbacks- Web app is not fully supported on all platforms/browsers - soon Safari on MAC will be the only officially supported browser option. - Windows 10 app is not supported on MAC operating systems.
Some playback devices may have limited codec support restricting which media they can play. To address these limitations, BubbleUPnP has extensive transcoding support for Chromecast devices (audio+video), as well as UPnP/DLNA music streamers (audio only).
BubbleUPnP has extensive support for both these music streaming services offering lossless audio, ideal for playing to a music streamer part of an Hi-Fi setup. Browsing and searching are supported. You can also use the official Qobuz and TIDAL apps to share albums and tracks to BubbleUPnP as well.
BubbleUPnP is great for music lovers with special care taken for presenting metadata, in particular for classical music (composer support, no truncation of long titles). Gapless playback is supported for local playback and on some UPnP/DLNA devices. ReplayGain and samplerate conversion are supported.
Do you ever update the Google Cast API? Have you (developers) tried Spotify with casting devices yourself? Can you honestly say that "yeah, everythings fine"? The biggest music streaming service in the world should not settle with the stability and performance of the chromecast support before it is as good or better than the Google Music app.
Chromecast, OS and apps are all up to date...I hope this gets fixed soon, as I became a Spotify user because of Chromecast Audio support, and Apple Music doesn't support it. It's a shame it is not working as I have really liked the service so far.
The latest android update from spotify has officially killed the chromecast capability. Forcing stop no longer works, restarting my network and all my chromecast devices also doesn't work. For me, the connection is made, and I hear the tone that indicates connection, however spotify never resolves from "Connecting" and eventually times out going back to "Devices Available". I can actually press the "play" button in the google home control notification and it will pick up the right song, so it seems to have all the info it needs, but at that point it seems to be an incomplete handshake and I have no way to control the music from Spotify.
I don't understand why the largest music streaming service can't get this right. Casting to my chromeast audio devices never just works. I always have to kill and restart the Spotify app first. When it works, adjusting the volume doesn't work most of the time. In all other music apps I use (e.g. play music), streaming to chromecasts and volume adjustment works just fine. Please please fix this - the other music apps don't have such a great mix of the week
Finally, Google Chromecast was chosen to be the lucky one because now Apple Music decides to support Chromecast since Sep 25th, 2019. With this support, you can stream your favorite Apple Music songs from your Android phone through Wi-Fi to your speaker. So, catch up on this great news and let the music on.
At the very first, you need to download the offline tracks from Apple Music on your computer. Then, launch ViWizard Apple Music Converter and add the downloaded M4P files by either clicking the Add Files button on the top center or dragging them from the folder where they are saved. You can also click the Load in Library button to add Apple Music songs from your Apple Music library. It supports batch conversion so that you can import multiple music tracks to convert once.
Pandora is a U.S. music streaming service. You can use Pandora to create stations, build and share playlists (premium) and search for podcasts that catch your interest. The free version of the app is ad-supported, so there are two other pricing plans for those who want to skip the ads. Pandora has a Chromecast-enabled app for iOS and Android, and you can use the Chrome browser tab to cast from a PC. 2b1af7f3a8