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Plex Chromecast Audio won't play the queue

helpcrafthelpcraft Posts: 3Members
edited November 2017 in Google Chromecast

When queuing up music from my Plex server (eg album or playlist) my Chromecast stops playing after each song.

Plex plays the queue perfectly fine in my browser and Android/iOS clients when I'm not using Chromecast. Also Chromecast plays the queue perfectly fine from Google Music client app (among others), which leads me to think this is a Plex issue.

A few details:

  • I am running Plex Server v1.0.0.2261 on Netgear ReadyNAS
  • I have the latest Plex clients for Android and iOS -- same issue on both platforms.
  • I have the latest Chromecast firmware (1.28.1000555) and latest Google Home clients for Android and iOS
  • I have restarted the Plex server, rebooted my router and rebooted Chromecast device several times -- no change.

I have been totally loving the Plex and Chromecast combo for the last couple of years but this is making things unusable. TIA

Answers

  • helpcrafthelpcraft Posts: 3Members

    Bump

    I have upgraded to Plex server version v 1.10.1.4602, factory reset the Chromecast, no change. My router / network configuration hasn't changed, so I'm at a loss on troubleshooting ideas.

    Any ideas? Thanks

  • misterbeeezmisterbeeez Posts: 6Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Hi... same problem here. And for me, it's a big issue. I rely exclusively on Plex to play my bie audio librairy. It works fine if I cast to my other Chromecast (not Audio)... but as soon as I uses the Chromecast Audio, it stops after each song!!!

    Really anoying... I dont have this problem using Google Play Music.

    Everything is up to date _Android AND iOS apps, Plex Server, Chromecast, etc. I have tried to sync my audio files... still no luck ;-(

    Can we have an update on this?

  • mtcamtca Posts: 2Members

    Hi. Same problem here, but it happens with a playlist. Casting to chromecast audio only plays a single song then stops. Latest plex server and chromecase firmware. Was working perfectly for about a month, then several days ago it would only play one song. Didn't make any changes between when the playlist would work, and when only one song would play. Tried rebooting Plex, chromecast devices, Android phones. Other services; google play, spotify, tunin still work as before. Only problem is with Plex.

  • paprestonpapreston Posts: 13Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Same for me except i cant get flac files to play at all. Mp3s seem to be fine.

  • wvujinx@gmail.comwvujinx@gmail.com Posts: 3Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Same for me. This has worked fine until recently. Have rebooted, reset, upgraded, etc. Stops playing after one song.

    Disappointing

  • misterbeeezmisterbeeez Posts: 6Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    I talked with someone at the Chromecast Audio Support staff. Officially, playing songs from local content is not supported. So, PLEX is NOT a supported app. What I have done to test this : Uploaded my entire music library to Google Play Music (yes... Google Play Music can't cast a song localy store on my phone, but on the cloud... yes.. go figure).

    So now, I can play everything without a problem... songs after songs... as long as it's in my Google account.

    True for Spotify also... you need a Premium account to use a Chromecast Audio.. but a free one is OK for the other Chromecast. Not sure why it's so different between the Chromecast model.. still waiting an answer from the support staff.

    Hope this help you guys a bit.

  • StevieeeboyStevieeeboy Posts: 19Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Casting Audio from Plex to Chromecast Audio works fine via iOS and an iPad, therefore the issue must be with the Android side of things.

    I have raised a bug report in the beta Android App forum ...

    Lifetime Plex Pass
    3x Google Chromecast Audio
    1x Google Chomecast TV
    2x Google Home Mini
    1x Google Home
    3x Google WiFi

  • ffltq0823ffltq0823 Posts: 1Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    This is not just an Android issue. I am having this same issue casting from Iphone and PC

  • StevieeeboyStevieeeboy Posts: 19Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    edited March 8

    @ffltq0823 said:
    This is not just an Android issue. I am having this same issue casting from Iphone and PC

    As of today, it is not working on iPhone 4 or PC either ... :(

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    3x Google Chromecast Audio
    1x Google Chomecast TV
    2x Google Home Mini
    1x Google Home
    3x Google WiFi

  • StevieeeboyStevieeeboy Posts: 19Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    edited March 8

    Isn't working:

    • Android on any of our 5 devices
    • iPhone 4, but this is due to it dropping off WiFi
    • PC

    Is working

    • Very old iPad with the old legacy version of Plex.

    Lifetime Plex Pass
    3x Google Chromecast Audio
    1x Google Chomecast TV
    2x Google Home Mini
    1x Google Home
    3x Google WiFi

  • StevieeeboyStevieeeboy Posts: 19Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    edited March 8

    I have just installed yesterday's beta, updates are, "Plex for Android 6.15.0.3828-beta: Local Playback: support for Plex Companion and Chromecast, including on-device audio transcoding".

    On track 8 so far ... will report back if the entire double album plays!

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    1x Google Chomecast TV
    2x Google Home Mini
    1x Google Home
    3x Google WiFi

  • StevieeeboyStevieeeboy Posts: 19Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    24 tracks so far, no hiccups, the beta is looking good!

    Lifetime Plex Pass
    3x Google Chromecast Audio
    1x Google Chomecast TV
    2x Google Home Mini
    1x Google Home
    3x Google WiFi

  • RJ_MakeRJ_Make Posts: 8Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    edited March 8

    Having the same problem on all my devices and PC From Chrome

    How does one get the beta?

    PS: I should add, Playlists seem to work fine for me.

  • StevieeeboyStevieeeboy Posts: 19Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Beta can be joined from third thread down on this forum: https://forums.plex.tv/categories/android-mobile

    Lifetime Plex Pass
    3x Google Chromecast Audio
    1x Google Chomecast TV
    2x Google Home Mini
    1x Google Home
    3x Google WiFi

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