Sam Machkovech

The Amazon Music app has been round for years and has supported connecting to plenty of exterior units for music playback. However Google’s Chromecast wasn’t one in every of them till now. Amazon has quietly up to date the Amazon Music app for Android to incorporate Chromecast assist, permitting Android customers to shoot music from their system to a close-by Chromecast.

The function was first noticed earlier this month by TechHive when it was mid-rollout. Not all Android customers had the flexibility to attach Amazon Music to a Chromecast at that time, however now it seems the brand new function is official. The Amazon Music app web page within the Google Play Retailer consists of this replace beneath the What’s New part: “Chromecast Assist: Now you can choose music in your Android system and have the music play in your Chromecast enabled units.” The app was final up to date November 13, 2017.

The Android app might already hook up with different Bluetooth units, however Chromecast assist had not been enabled till now. These Android customers who primarily use a Chromecast for all their casting wants will now be capable of simply play music from the Amazon Music cell app by their TV/speaker setup.

This is likely one of the few, latest vibrant spots within the tumultuous Amazon-Google relationship. The 2 corporations have butted heads previously, the battle going again so far as two years in the past when Amazon eliminated all Chromecasts from its retailer. Even right now, you can’t purchase a Chromecast or Google Dwelling from Amazon—and searches for both of these units convey up Amazon equivalents together with the Hearth TV and numerous Echo units. Amazon additionally solely added its Prime Video app to the Google Play Retailer this summer time.

However Google fired again lately when it eliminated YouTube assist from Amazon’s Echo Present. Earlier than the announcement of the forthcoming Echo Spot, the Echo Present was Amazon’s solely Echo system with a show, permitting it to play YouTube movies and different video content material. Google claimed YouTube on the Echo Present violates its “phrases of service” and created a “damaged person expertise.” Google has eliminated YouTube assist from different streaming units previously, and sometimes these conflicts encompass adverts both not enjoying or being eliminated throughout playback on these third-party units.


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