While Chromecast has long supported Google Play Music, Netflix, Pandora, and other subscription services, Spotify — one of the most popular music streaming services — has long been left off the list. According to leaked internal documents that 9to5Google has seen, Google is preparing a slew of Chromecast announcements for later this month, one of which being Spotify support for Chromecast…

Although Google offers its own Chromecast-supported streaming service in the form of Google Play Music, the company is clearly welcoming Spotify with open arms with this feature being a selling point of the new device. All the way back in 2014, Spotify said that it had no plans to support Chromecast and that it was focusing on its own “Connect” platform. Supporting Chromecast was never completely off the table, however, and now the feature seems all but certain.

At its press event scheduled for later this month, which will also reportedly see the introduction of two new Nexus devices, Google plans to make many Chromecast announcements detailing the future of the platform. This is only one of them, part of a larger scope of updates on the way, including brand new products, software, and more. More to come…

Tom Maxwell contributed to this report.

Update: A previous version of this article misleadingly said that Google was “opening doors” to Spotify. Rather, the intent was to make clear that Google is the one bragging about Spotify support with the next Chromecast — clearly welcoming direct competitors with open arms.

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