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I was wondering what does term "only available in US" actually mean. I've connected to support and have a chat with them. The main feedback was "we cannot guarantee all functionality outside of US". Still I am a bit confused and more details is needed to clarify where issues may arise. Information I have gathered till this day is that Car Thing is simply a remote controlling interface attached to iphone via bluetooth. That means this device is not even connected to internet, as it has no wi-fi. Car thing is just a 4-inch screen for spotify app in you phone, in other words it should be connected to phone and work.
Thus, I see only two possible issue points - purchase and connection. The former is understable and resolves by lots of ways nowadays. The latter is where I stuck. What problem can I possible encounter when I do pairing with my premium account? The one thing which I can imagine is that on this step some additional request (from phone app) may be fired to check whether premium account is from US or not.
Can anyone provide a little more details on this topic.
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Thanks for posting here.
There aren't any country restrictions on the Car Thing, so it should technically work. However, we can't guarantee that everything will run smoothly.
Hope this sheds some light on the matter. The Community is here for you if there's anything else!
Ordered to NZ, got it shipped via a USA based parcel forwarder. Using it happily. Didn't need a USA card for payment. It didn't stop me from setting up or even ask what country I'm from (it shows Sweden in Car Thing's Settings>About>Country field).
I am not sure if updates work in unsupported countries - it showed that one was pending and would apply next reconnection, but that didn't kick off at all. After opening Spotify as if I was in the USA (if you catch my drift) for a few minutes then it did update - I'm not sure if that was the trigger for it to kick off or not though