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Casting iTunes channel to ChromeCast fails from iOS Plex app

I recently bought a ChromeCast Audio and I would like to be able use my iPhone to cast my iTunes music collection to it. When I use the Plex iOS app and select my ChromeCast, the song doesn't play and I eventually get the error message on my iPhone Plex app, "Uh-oh! Something went wrong playing your media. Please try again."

From my Windows 10 Plex server which also hosts the iTunes library, I am able to successfully cast music to the ChromeCast Audio.
From the iOS App, I am able to successfully cast other Plex channels (like PBS or movies not stored in iTunes) to the ChromeCast Audio.
From the iOS App, I am able to successfully play music from the Plex iTunes channel on the phone (i.e. while not casting)

I am using
iOS v10.3.3
Plex iOS App 4.16.1
Windows 10
iTunes 12.6.2.20
Asus RT-AC66u wireless router
All 3 devices are on the same local network subnet (192.168.0.xxx)

What do I need to do to be able to use the Plex iOS app to cast iTunes music to my Chrome Cast Audio?

Answers

  • citron2010citron2010 Posts: 4Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    I'm getting exactly this too. Let me know if I can help troubleshoot

  • lmorris99lmorris99 Posts: 6Members ✭✭

    Me too. I host Plex on my Mac but symptoms are the same: iphone can cast other channels, but cannot cast itunes channel.
    But it CAN play itunes channel locally on iphone.

  • lmorris99lmorris99 Posts: 6Members ✭✭

    Solved: I edited the Music Library, added Folder .../iTunes/iTunes Media/Music/;
    Save Changes. thne it spent a long time looking through that library the tracks it found across bottom of screen.
    I still can't chromecast from the itunes CHANNEL, but I CAN chromecast from Music, which now has all the same tracks.

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