Streaming from neeo brain to Google Chromecast
As the topic says. Is it possible? And how? Patrick
Right now, it's not.
Chromecast (or the Google Cast protocol respectively) isn't supported yet.
Google Cast has an open API and a SDK available. As far as I can tell, I have seen iOS / Android / Chrome support only so far (take a look here: https://developers.google.com/cast/docs/developers) . However, in theory it should be possible to make use of the API. Let's see.
I would totally love it.
I see a few possibilities:
- My dream would be a native Spotify integration ( https://planet.neeo.com/t/q5fh6s/native-spotify-control ) with the ability to cast the music to a Chromecast. This would of course also be handy for other integrated music providers (Google Music, Deezer, you name it).
With a perfect implementation NEEO would power on the relevant audio devices, select the Chromecast input, launch Spotify on the remote and select audio casting to the chosen Chromecasts all with a single button press. But maybe I'm dreaming a bit too much. ;-)
- Android phones furthermore show the currently streaming devices in your home and allow you to pause, skip, end streaming etc. That would be amazing for NEEO as well.
I can think of more... ;-)
I agree. Part of the reason I purchased the NEEO remote was to use it as my smart home controller. Right now, it does not integrate well with Spotify/chromecast. I have my whole house audio via chromecast audio and control it with Spotify/Pandora. I was picturing grabbing this remote and being able to turn on my streaming music and set the lights to a scene, which most home automation devices can do. I am hoping the NEEO becomes more than just a glorified remote control.