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Apple Music Gaining Chromecast Support on Android

The latest beta version of Apple Music for Android includes Chromecast support, allowing users to stream songs and playlists from the service over Wi-Fi to Chromecast-enabled devices like the Google Home.

Image: Android Police

As noted by Android Police via AppleInsider, the cast icon will automatically appear on the now playing screen and elsewhere in the app if there is a compatible Chromecast-enabled speaker or TV connected to the same Wi-Fi network as the Android smartphone. Playback can still be controlled on the phone.

The latest beta of ‌Apple Music‌ for Android also provides access to over 100,000 broadcast radio stations from sources like TuneIn and iHeartRadio. And last month, in an earlier beta, the app gained a dark mode.

Android users can sign up for the beta via Google Play.

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8 weeks ago
I guess it's good for Android users. Now, what about adding Chromecast support to the iPhone?
Rating: 18 Votes
8 weeks ago
Smart. Remove any and all barriers to the success of your service. Probably should have been done when they intro'd Apple Music on Android. But hey, better late than never.
Rating: 8 Votes
8 weeks ago
It's great to see Apple Music expanding!

I'd love to see a web player though! It would be great if there was music.apple.com or something similar where I could stream from a computer at work.
Rating: 6 Votes
8 weeks ago
Let me use it with Google home and google home mini (i mean directly), and we are set :D
Rating: 6 Votes
8 weeks ago

Let me use it with Google home and google home mini (i mean directly), and we are set :D



Once upon a time I’d have told you hell would freeze over first but considering it can be done with Amazon Echo devices, I’d wager this isn’t too far off.

In fact, didn’t Apple Music pop up as default music option in the Google Home app ‘accidentally’ ;) for a day last year?

As a mixed ecosystem household (Apple and Google), adding this function would finally get me to use Apple Music as our family’s music streaming service.
Rating: 5 Votes
8 weeks ago

Well if you bought movies from iTunes and could not access them because you do not have an iOS device anymore.....


https://moviesanywhere.com
Rating: 4 Votes
8 weeks ago

I tried Google play music, but prefere Apple music, but I am missing the Hoe integration, as you said it looked like it was going to happen, but a year ago...


I’m a longtime Play Music subscriber but it’s almost solely due to the free YouTube premium that’s included. Considering Google is ultimately going to kill off GPM in favor of YouTube Music (terrible service, IMO), these changes to Apple Music would be quite welcome.
Rating: 3 Votes
8 weeks ago
Does Android have gapless playback yet? If Apple can add gapless playback support to Android and develop a web experience with gapless playback then I'll have no reason to even look at competitors.
Rating: 2 Votes
8 weeks ago
Good move! Not that I have android or chrome cast, but I like them making their services more platform agnostic.
Rating: 2 Votes
8 weeks ago

Lawsuits are for when your rights have been damaged

Well if you bought movies from iTunes and could not access them because you do not have an iOS device anymore.....

App I can understand not being aple to use them...duh different OS, but movies? what's the reason behind me not being able to view purchased content?
Rating: 2 Votes

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