Amazon Music app for Android quietly gets Chromecast support


Sam Machkovech

The Amazon Music app has been all about for years and has supported connecting to a number of external devices for music playback. But Google’s Chromecast wasn’t one of them until now. Amazon has in hushed tones updated the Amazon Music app for Android to include Chromecast support, owning Android users to shoot music from their device to a handy Chromecast.

The feature was first spotted earlier this month by TechHive when it was mid-rollout. Not all Android buyers had the ability to connect Amazon Music to a Chromecast at that point, but now it appears the new spot is official. The Amazon Music app page in the Google Play Store files this update under the What’s New section: “Chromecast Support: You can now limited music on your Android device and have the music play on your Chromecast chartered devices.” The app was last updated November 13, 2017.

The Android app could already stick to other Bluetooth devices, but Chromecast support had not been enabled until now. Those Android owners who primarily use a Chromecast for all their casting needs will now be able to with no play music from the Amazon Music mobile app through their TV/orator setup.

This is one of the few, recent bright spots in the tumultuous Amazon-Google relationship. The two trains have butted heads in the past, the conflict going back as far as two years ago when Amazon deposed all Chromecasts from its store. Even today, you cannot buy a Chromecast or Google Peaceful from Amazon—and searches for either of those devices bring up Amazon equivalents categorizing the Fire TV and various Echo devices. Amazon also only continued its Prime Video app to the Google Play Store this summer.

But Google fired subvene recently when it removed YouTube support from Amazon’s Mirror image Show. Before the announcement of the forthcoming Echo Spot, the Echo Pretentiousness was Amazon’s only Echo device with a display, allowing it to coverage YouTube videos and other video content. Google claimed YouTube on the Parrot Show violates its “terms of service” and created a “broken user face.” Google has removed YouTube support from other streaming schemes in the past, and often those conflicts surround ads either not playing or being kick out during playback on those third-party devices.

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