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Spotify Carthing - This playlist is currently empty

Spotify Carthing - This playlist is currently empty






Pixel 6, Car Thing

Operating System

Android 13


My Question or Issue

When I try to play the playlist that I listen to my car with my Car Thing, it tells me "This playlist is currently empty".  I can play other playlists, just not this one.  I've never been able to get it to work, and to be honest, it's the whole reason I bought the Car Thing.  To be able to play this playlist in my car without pulling out my phone.

I can open my phone and play the playlist just fine.  This playlist is downloaded to my phone, so I'm not sure if that is part of the problem.

I've tried resetting the Car Thing, and reinstalling the app on my phone as well as redownloading the 60GB's of music.

Playlist in question:

1 Reply

Hi there @CarThang,

Thanks for the post.


I've checked the playlist and it looks like it contains multiple local files and this is why it won't play and you get that error. 


Local files can only be played on your phone or PC and can't be played on other devices over Spotify Connect. You should be able to play the playlist over Bluetooth to your car if possible, but you won't be able to stream it with the car thing.


Hope this info clears things up.

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