Chromecast Music: Easy How-To Guides For Various Music Services


If you have a Chromecast and want to enjoy music from your computer or phone on better speakers, you can easily do that. There are plenty of music apps from various services that can easily connect to a Chromecast and play music. We’re going to discuss multiple options, including how to stream iTunes music to Chromecast.

NOTE:  Make sure your iPhone and Mac are using the same Wi-Fi network (Bluetooth doesn’t work) as the Chromecast when trying any of the methods below. You can use Google Home as the setup app when choosing the Wi-Fi network the Chromecast uses.

1. How to Stream Spotify on Chromecast

Spotify has a library consisting of over 100 million licensed songs from artists all over the world. The best part of this music player is that it has Chromecast support, allowing you to bring that massive library to your TV through the app.

Here’s how to stream Spotify on Chromecast using your iPhone:

1. Open Spotify on your iPhone and play the song you want to stream.

2. Tap on the Devices icon.

Tap on the Devices icon on Spotify

3. Select your Chromecast from the list of available devices and enjoy your Chromecast music.

Select your Chromecast from the list on Spotify

2. How to Stream YouTube Music on Chromecast

YouTube Music, which replaced Google Play Music, is a good alternative to Spotify. Basically, you have the same amount of songs and the ability to connect to a Chromecast. And since YouTube Music is built by the makers of the Chromecast itself (Google), support and performance on it might be better.

Here are steps to stream music on Chromecast using the YouTube app on iPhone:

1. Open YouTube Music and play the song you wish to stream.

2. Tap the Cast button at the top of the screen.

Tap on the Cast button on YouTube Music

3. Select your Chromecast from the list of available devices.

Select your Chromecast from the list on YouTube Music

3. How to Stream Apple Music from iPhone to Chromecast

Chromecast Apple Music: A Guide on How to Listen to Your iPhone Music on a Chromecast

Apple Music is another platform with millions of songs. If you have an AirPlay-enabled device, you can stream music using the Apple Music app on your iPhone and no streaming media device. But if you don’t, luckily, you can use another app that has Chromecast support called DoCast. However, you will only be able to play DRM-free music.

DoCast QR code

Here’s how to stream MP3 to Chromecast using DoCast:

1. Download DoCast from the App Store.

Download DoCast from the App Store on iPhone

2. Launch DoCast and then wait for it to detect your Chromecast.

3. Tap on your Chromecast on the list of available devices to connect DoCast to it.

Select your Chromecast on DoCast

4. Tap Music.

Tap on the Music tile on DoCast

5. Select an artist or album and then play the song you want to stream.

Stream music to your Chromecast with DoCast

Keep in mind that if you’re using the free version of the app, you can only stream music for 15 minutes. You can stream for an unlimited amount of time with the paid version.

4. How to Stream Apple Music from Mac to Chromecast

You can’t stream Apple Music app directly to a Chromecast on your Mac using the Apple Music app, but there is a workaround. What you can do instead is take advantage of the casting function of Google Chrome to stream music from the Apple Music website and onto your TV to enjoy iTunes Chromecast music.

Here’s how to do that:

1. Open Google Chrome on your Mac and head to

2. Sign in to your Apple Music account and then play a song.

Sign in to Apple Music account on Mac

3. Click on the three-dot icon in the top-right corner of Google Chrome and select Cast.

In Chrome browser tap on three-dot icon and then tap Cast

4. Google will now look for available devices to connect to, and when it detects your Chromecast, click on it to select it.

Select your Chromecast from the list on Chrome browser on Mac

5. Select an artist or album and then play the song you want to stream.

Keep in mind that if you’re using the free version of the app, you can only stream music for 15 minutes. You can stream for an unlimited amount of time with the paid version.

Why Can’t I Stream Music to My Chromecast?

There are many reasons that can prevent you from streaming music to your Chromecast. Here are some common issues and their solutions:

  • 📌 Different networks: your Chromecast and your iPhone or Mac aren’t connected to the same network, meaning they also can’t connect since they will not be able to find each other. So make sure both devices are using the Wi-Fi connection.
  • 📌 Outdated software: the device you’re using for streaming could have outdated software, which can make it incompatible with the Chromecast. Try updating the software you’re using and try again.
  • 📌 Signal interference: there could be other signal emitters nearby interfering with the connection between the devices. Try turning them off and see if you’re able to stream.
  • 📌 Internet connection problems: if the devices are connected, but you still can’t stream music, it could be that there’s a problem with the Internet connection that’s affecting the stream. Check to make sure that the Internet is available and is working properly. If there’s any issue with it, you can contact the ISP to find out when it will be resolved.
  • 📌 Streaming service issues: if you’re using a streaming service, it could be that it has encountered a problem, and you need to wait for the provider to resolve it on their end.
  • 📌 Chromecast firmware issues: the Chromecast has suffered a temporary glitch and needs a restart. And if the restart doesn’t help, you can try resetting it.


Now you know what options are available for you to enjoy Google Chromecast music, including a way to stream music from a Mac to a Chromecast.

If the music is stored on your iPhone, then we highly recommend using DoCast. But if you want to access music from online streaming services, then Spotify is an excellent choice.

Frequently Asked Questions

You can play your own music on your Chromecast in various ways. For instance, if the music resides in your phone, you can use an app like DoCast.

The biggest difference between Chromecast Audio and Chromecast is that the former is meant to be connected to a speaker or soundbar and the latter to a TV. Both devices primarily allow you to access content from streaming services, but Chromecast Audio, as the name suggests, is only for audio. Unfortunately, Google discontinued Chromecast Audio.

To cast Apple Music on an Android device, first, launch the Apple Music app. Then, play the music you want to listen to and then tap on the Cast button. Once you select the Chromecast from the list of available devices, you will start hearing the music through your TV.

There are a lot of music apps that are compatible with Chromecast, including DoCast, Spotify, YouTube Music, Apple Music, Pandora, Deezer, and Tidal.