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  1. KillerQ's Avatar
    Hello,

    I have always just used PocketCast, so when I tried to cast from the default podcast app, I was shocked that it wasn't even an option to share to my Google home.

    Is there a reason they are avoiding that particular function?

    Thanks!
    12-08-2019 03:30 PM
  2. scruffypig's Avatar
    Hello,

    I have always just used PocketCast, so when I tried to cast from the default podcast app, I was shocked that it wasn't even an option to share to my Google home.

    Is there a reason they are avoiding that particular function?

    Thanks!
    Do you mean “AirPlay”? The device you are AirPlay streaming to needs to be an AirPlay compatible device.
    12-08-2019 03:33 PM
  3. KillerQ's Avatar
    Hi,

    I'm specifically talking about the casting option. If I am in pocketcast and I hit cast, all of my Google home speakers and other speakers in my house show up I can tap on them, and the audio instantly goes to that speaker. If I open up the default podcast app on the same iPhone, my only option is to airplay and I don't have any AirPlay devices.
    12-08-2019 03:35 PM
  4. Ed7789's Avatar
    If you want to use the default Podcasts app, your options are pretty much Airplay or Bluetooth.

    I have no experience with Google devices, so I can’t say if they work with Bluetooth.
    12-08-2019 04:03 PM
  5. scruffypig's Avatar
    Hi,

    I'm specifically talking about the casting option. If I am in pocketcast and I hit cast, all of my Google home speakers and other speakers in my house show up I can tap on them, and the audio instantly goes to that speaker. If I open up the default podcast app on the same iPhone, my only option is to airplay and I don't have any AirPlay devices.
    Apple doesn’t natively support Google Chrome cast with any of it’s native iOS apps. You will need to use a 3rd party podcast app that supports Google Chrome cast.

    I sometimes use Plex to share stuff to my friend’s Google Chrome cast dongle hooked upon to his TV. Plex supports all kinds of media including podcasts.
    Last edited by scruffypig; 12-08-2019 at 07:45 PM.
    12-08-2019 07:26 PM
  6. doogald's Avatar
    Is there a reason they are avoiding that particular function?
    It’s not very likely that iOS will ever natively support Google’s proprietary protocols. The only way I see it happening is if there is an antitrust court ruling in the future that forces Apple to allow this, or allow voice assistants like Alexa or Google Assistant.
    12-08-2019 10:02 PM

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