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#189453 30-Dec-2015 14:21
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Google sucks.
Just bought a Chromecast Audio expecting to be able to stream mp3's from my server to my stereo.
Turns out Google Play Music wont access a shared network drive.
Apparently I have to go to all the trouble of uploading my files to the cloud just so I can download them again.
Surely there must be a better way?!

Is there a Sonos like app out there that will play radio stations, scan my music share and categorise it, make playlists, etc and then push them to the "puck"?




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  #1459055 30-Dec-2015 14:38
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I have a regular Chromecast so this /may not/ work with the CC audio.

1) Use Plex - have Plex read your music / video directories and from there use the Plex app on a smartphone / PC to cast your content to the CC / CC audio.
2) Use Spotify - I have not tested this but I think you can cast local content via Spotify to the Chromecast.
3) Google Play music does offer a free service to upload all your music to the cloud making it available to any device + streamable to the CC. This is a bit annoying like you say (seeing it uses a chunk of upload) however once it is done it is easy to maintain and stays in high quality.




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