You might recall that earlier this week, we reported on the Google Cast which is a new piece of technology that Google had announced. Essentially this is the Chromecast for music where users could beam their music from their devices onto Google Cast-enabled speakers, which we guess in some way is similar to Apple’s AirPlay as well.
This is great news for those who love to listen to music and control their playback wirelessly, but if you’re using a streaming service such as Spotify, you’re out of luck. The company has recently announced that they will not be support Google Cast anytime soon. Instead Spotify has chosen to focus on their “Spotify Connect” services instead.
The claim that by doing so, they will be able to own the technology from end-to-end to ensure that they are able to deliver the best experience possible. The good news is that at the moment Spotify already has a large backing of supported devices, so you don’t have to worry about being unable to find a device that supports its feature.
Thankfully it also appears that there are some Spotify Connect devices that will also work with Google Cast, so if you want to have the best of both worlds, you should be able to find a pair of speakers that will support both features.