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Chromecast and Android: No 'play next' or 'add to queue'

  • 10 December 2018
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Using Deezer on Android. When Chromecasting I cannot select 'play next' or 'add to queue' for songs. The options are greyed out. They work fine if I stop casting. I've seen similar posts going back months on here and can't believe this basic functionality hasn't been sorted out.
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Best answer by Flo.Deezer 12 December 2018, 15:48

Hi there, unfortunately that is correct. It is not possible to use these two features on while using Chromecast. I am happy to pass it on to hopefully change this 😉
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HI @Ezman this is indeed being worked on. We are actually working on a new version for the Chromecast integration, I am afraid I do not have any timeframe to share. We are sorry for the inconvenience.
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Hi there @hayalci

Thank you for exploring the community and compiling this list. We're aware they're in separate topics and we've decided to keep them separate to make it open for more people to find it. Feedback is collected by us from all parts of the community, so when we speak to our teams about what our users want, we don't leave anything out ;)

For the time being you're right, we need people to vote for the idea so that we have a louder voice when representing our community!
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Thanks for registering your feedback here @McT super valuable! Also understand the frustration, it's getting a lot of traction these days.

I'll let you know if this gets prioritised :relaxed:

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You're very right @goodomens and that's why we've been working on a new integration for quite some time now. It won't be finished by the end of the year, but we've been told we're almost there! All we need is a bit more of your patience. Thank you for your understanding :thumbsup_tone2:

I also would like this feature to be added. The lacking functionality when casting to a chromecast device is very disappointing. 

There's two ideas suggested for queue management while casting. Please vote on the ideas.
Admins: please merge these two, and help the dev team prioritize the issues.

https://en.deezercommunity.com/got-an-idea-9/chromecast-add-to-queue-play-next-15461
https://en.deezercommunity.com/ideas/350

There are lots of other community posts for this topic (and additionally shuffle, too)
https://en.deezercommunity.com/other-devices-49/make-deezer-work-well-with-chromecast-7111
https://en.deezercommunity.com/android-beta-program-feedback-30/suggestions-for-android-18165
https://en.deezercommunity.com/got-an-idea-9/maybe-let-me-use-shuffle-when-casting-24467
https://en.deezercommunity.com/your-account-and-subscription-5/general-constructive-feedback-11181

Just started a Hifi trial to get away from the dumpster fire that is YouTube music.

 

Audio quality is stellar, but lack of Chromecast functionality which Google Play Music already had years ago (until Google put a bullet through that one too) will be a dealbreaker for me if it's not fixed. Like so many others, I'll probably wind up on Spotify as well.

 

As has been said before, Deezer shouldn't be blowing the Google Home trumpets if it's not showing up with the most basic of goods. 

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Just to add my voice, this too is a deal breaker for me.  I am on a  hifi trial.

Casting to Humax Aura (Android Freeveiw box) with built in chromecast, from Samsung S6Lite (Android11) is a solution I have been searching for to get flac into my AVR.  But an inability to "Play Next" or otherwise manage the play queue is a deal breaker.

Agree with this. Pretty crucial functionality to not have. 

Just switched to Deezer yesterday and encountered this problem too. Using a Pixel 3 on Android 11 and casting to a pair of Nest Audio speakers. There are so many issues that pop up when doing so: Play Next and Add to Queue are gone. The widget disappears from my homescreen and it’s gone from the drawer. 

Please fix these issues.

Just started a Hifi trial to get away from the dumpster fire that is YouTube music.

 

Audio quality is stellar, but lack of Chromecast functionality which Google Play Music already had years ago (until Google put a bullet through that one too) will be a dealbreaker for me if it's not fixed. Like so many others, I'll probably wind up on Spotify as well.

 

As has been said before, Deezer shouldn't be blowing the Google Home trumpets if it's not showing up with the most basic of goods. 

Exact same here , had been absolutely loving the trial of Deezer I'm on and thought this was gonna be the one to finally replace years of Spotify until I tried to queue up some music on my Google home system and found I couldn't . Complete deal breaker and I'm a bit gutted about it as I spent ages trying the settings to see where I was going wrong and spent a bit of time transferring and setting up playlists as was ready to go all in with Deezer 

 

Even apple music which surely must be the most unlikely Google companion ever manages to do this so it can't be that hard to integrate surely.

 

 

Just to add my voice, this too is a deal breaker for me.  I am on a  hifi trial.

Casting to Humax Aura (Android Freeveiw box) with built in chromecast, from Samsung S6Lite (Android11) is a solution I have been searching for to get flac into my AVR.  But an inability to "Play Next" or otherwise manage the play queue is a deal breaker.

I'm in the same situation as others on this post, just trialling out Deezer to move away from Spotify but this is a deal breaker.  Otherwise was looking good

We have a family subscription, so I can’t switch unless everybody agrees.

I guess I’m stuck here :(

Hi there @Ervison Lima 

No specific date, but we expect more updates about it by the end of the year :wink:

Well, there’s not many days yet and this was reported at least a year ago.  Lack of “Play Next” and “Add to Queue” is an absolute deal breaker for me.

Please help me! I’m currently subscribed to Tidal for HiFi but I’m so sick of having the likes of Jay-Z and Boyonce rammed down my throat every time I open the app (not a fan!) I need to get off that platform but HiFi is a must for me.

Deezer is the obvious platform if only it worked! There must be thousands of Chromecast and Chromecast built in users effected buy this silly bug.

Deezer is so well positioned to be the choice for HiFi enthusiasts but is let down by the lack of these basic features.  

I totally get your point @DP4 I've been pushing the feedback you mentioned during this time. It's just that the team in charge of this is actually one of the busiest teams in the whole of Deezer - we have numerous partnerships and huge projects with them involved - I'll let them know what you think :pray_tone2:

I know I’ve complained a lot about Deezer so here’s some praise :grinning: I’ve possibly just found one feature that will keep me on Deezer . Just found out I can sync music to my fitbit and not need to take my phone out running.   Never realized that was possible on a fitbit to do. 

I have a Pixel 3 and am experiencing this same issue whenever I am casting to a Chromecast
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Hey @MrHaroldA 

Apologies for the experience you've been having. Yes, we have our new Chromecast integration ready and working but play next and add to queue are still features we need to develop for it. I'm unable to give you a timescale but I assure you that your feedback will add priority to their development. I say this because I know our focus for the end of this year and 2021 is to get all these integrations with other devices to work better and do more :thumbsup_tone2:

Thanks for the feedback @Jadin.Press
Please see Flo's reply above 🤓

It's every Google device I have ever tried to cast to: Chromecast 4k, Chromecast Original, Google Home Mini, Google Home, etc
Queuing songs whilst connected to Chromecast is a deal breaker for me too. I was ready to switch the whole family from Spotify to Deezer, as it is a vastly superior service, but without this feature I cannot justify it. Such a shame.
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Thanks for the honest feedback @DP4 it isn't about complexity, it just hasn't been prioritised as you can control/edit the queue and then cast. But I totally get what you mean and I strongly believe we'll be getting this done at some point. Your comments here help us to add "pressure" to get resources allocated to the feature development. So please stay tuned to our community, no matter what kind of decision you make around streaming services :pray_tone2:

Thanks for the honest feedback @DP4 it isn't about complexity, it just hasn't been prioritised as you can control/edit the queue and then cast. But I totally get what you mean and I strongly believe we'll be getting this done at some point. Your comments here help us to add "pressure" to get resources allocated to the feature development. So please stay tuned to our community, no matter what kind of decision you make around streaming services :pray_tone2:

Completely understand if it’s not been prioritised  but reading through this this is something that's been asked for going back years and every other music streaming service that can be linked with google home is capable of doing this so someone who has some pull at Deezer must see on here the people asking for this function and  be able to get the app developer to  make the minor changes needed for this to work 

 

Will keep an eye on it and hope you can surprise me (if you can will be straight on for family hifi ) but not expecting anything to be done about it anytime soon

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I totally get your point @DP4 I've been pushing the feedback you mentioned during this time. It's just that the team in charge of this is actually one of the busiest teams in the whole of Deezer - we have numerous partnerships and huge projects with them involved - I'll let them know what you think :pray_tone2:

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It is indeed @kmokma we've planned improvements for the integration this year. Please stay tuned to the community for updates and in the meantime, thank you for registering your support :relaxed:

I'm in the same situation as others on this post, just trialling out Deezer to move away from Spotify but this is a deal breaker.  Otherwise was looking good

I hope you get the integration working soon because I agree with  the many  others who say „insert to queue“ and „play next“ are key features that should be available on all devices. I‘m nearly craving for those features coming to the streaming chromecast possibility ;)

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@Aaron Romeo It looks as though Deezer couldn't care less about Chromecast. They have no intention of fixing it and seem to be deleting community threads on the topic.

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