Car view for Android users

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Car view for Android users

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This week Spotify launched car view--a simpler Now Playing view that allows for easier use when listening to Spotify in your car over Bluetooth. Now, available globally to all Android users, car view can help make listening to your music and podcasts more enjoyable.

 

When you connect to your car’s Bluetooth, the car view is enabled automatically as your music or podcast starts playing.

 

To search tap Your Library, Browse or Search. Once you’re listening you can use the seek bar to skip to another part of the song/episode. Free users will be able to enjoy the experience via shuffle mode.

 

You or another car passenger can opt out temporarily (until you next connect to a car) directly from the car view by clicking the three dots menu. You can also opt out of the feature permanently from within your Spotify settings.

 

We’ve highlighted some top questions you might have below. Be sure to comment in this thread if you have any other questions. For feature requests or changes to car view post an idea in the Spotify Idea Exchange here.

 

Q: Why don’t I see this feature yet?

A: Ths is rolling out to all Android users globally. If you don’t see it yet you will soon.

 

Q: Can I use the feature if I connect to Spotify via AUX cable in the car?

A: No, currently this feature only works if you connect to a Bluetooth speaker in the car.

 

Q: Is landscape mode also supported?

A: Yes, landscape mode is also supported.

 

Q: When will this be available for iOS?

A: As soon as we have an update on this feature rolling out to other devices we will let you know here.

 

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Re: Car view for Android users

ndallen
Casual Listener

Can you please return the podcast navigation/seek controls to this view as well (forward/back 15 sec) instead of the next/prev buttons when user is listening to a podcast vs song?

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Re: Car view for Android users

budtz
Casual Listener

Can you make this work with 3rd party Bluetooth adapters? 

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Re: Car view for Android users

markyyy999
Casual Listener

I have the option enabled and bluetooth connected to my car but the layout didn't change  

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Re: Car view for Android users

tstrmr1
Gig Goer

This would be great if Spotify would also automatically start/resume playing when bluetooth connects.

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Re: Car view for Android users

Tomguruken36
Newbie

Nice. Can any chance that swiping to change tracks could be added to this mode? 

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Re: Car view for Android users

brazzerlink
Newbie

This is great!

However, my car doesn't support bluetooth. This is why i listen via a speaker. Is it possible to apply this mode manually?

 

Thanks

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Re: Car view for Android users

BramvdB
Newbie

Yes please make it so that you can manually activate and deactivate car mode!!! Please!

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Re: Car view for Android users

liemhy
Casual Listener

Hello mark! Spotify detects your car's bluetooth by the name of the device that connected. You should change and insert word "car" in your car's bluetooth name. example: "mark's toyota" to "mark's car"

Re: Car view for Android users

liemhy
Casual Listener

as long as you can change the name of bluetooth that connected to your phone and insert word "car" in it, the layout of your phone will change into car view. have a great day!

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