Deezer is rolling out an update to its mobile app that lets Premium+ subscribers to stream their playlists through their TV sets with a Chromecast.
Phones connected to the same WiFi network as Chromecast will be turned into remote controls, picking songs from the 30 million strong Deezer library and casting them to the TV.
Designed with a party atmosphere in mind, the new app also lets multiple Deezer users throw songs into the mix and create collaborative playlists live on the TV screen. For those who can’t be bothered to make a list, you can access the Deezer Flow feature, which creates a playlist for you, based on your most played tracks.
Daniel Marhely, Deezer’s founder said: “We want music fans to enjoy music discovery without limits. We are already available on more devices than anyone else and believe that by integrating with Chromecast we can break down musical barriers even further.”
Deezer is the latest streaming service to land on Chromecast and has beat rival service Spotify to the punch. While there’s an unofficial workaround which lets you get Spotify tracks onto Chromecast, the official Spotify mobile apps haven’t yet updated to include support for Google’s streaming stick.
Most services that have launched on Chromecast so far are of the video streaming variety – Netflix was on board from launch and soon after Chromecast arrived in the UK, the BBC iPlayer and BT Sport apps updated with Chromecast functions.
With the exception of music videos on YouTube and DailyMotion that you can cast to your TV, there’s not fun to be had on Chromecast if you want to stream music on your TV.
Don’t forget to check out our run down on which apps you should check out on Chromecast – and which ones you should avoid.