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Discussion on Spotify Car Thing Discontinuation

Spotify made the difficult decision to discontinue Car Thing. We wanted to share this news months in advance to ensure that our users had plenty of time to prepare for this change, which is effective December 9. This was not a step we have taken ligh...

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[Car Thing] Setup & troubleshooting guide

Hey folks, glad to see you here! We've put together this guide to help you out along your Car Thing journey. Getting a Car Thing Spoiler (Highlight to read) If you haven't already, you can register for one here. When you successfully register, you'll...

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Selling old Car Thing stock

I am associated with a vintage museum in my country, and since the Car Thing is now discontinued, we would like to get an unit (or two - as backup) to add to the collection. Already spoke with Spotify support, who told me I could probably get some he...

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  • I am associated with a vintage museum in my country, and since the Car Thing is now discontinued, we would like to get an unit (or two - as backup) to add to the collection.   Already spoke wi...
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Superuser Contribution Spotify car thing discontinued

PlanPremium family CountryUSDevice(iPhone xsOperating SystemIdk whatever iOS they on now My Question or IssueI have had Spotify since it came out; I upgraded to a premium plan with my family in 2018. The decision to stop supporting Car Thing breaks m...

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  •   Plan Premium family  Country US Device (iPhone xs Operating System Idk whatever iOS they on now   My Question or Issue I have had Spotify since it came out; I upgraded to ...
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Looking to collect Car Things

I’m sure everyone is aware of the discontinuation of the car thing, I’d like to collect them and tinker with them, I know they try and say it can’t be done, but I’ve got a plan . If you’d like to guarantee that it doesn’t become e-waste and goes to a...

  • Visitor
  • I’m sure everyone is aware of the discontinuation of the car thing, I’d like to collect them and tinker with them, I know they try and say it can’t be done, but I’ve got a plan 😏. If you’d like to g...
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Colorado Right-to-Repair Law

So this isn't connected to the discontinuation of Car Thing and would appreciate it left as a standalone topic so we can have a better discussion about it. Our governor just signed HB 24-1112 into law which applies to (nearly) all electronic devices ...

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  • So this isn't connected to the discontinuation of Car Thing and would appreciate it left as a standalone topic so we can have a better discussion about it.    Our governor just signed HB ...
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Superuser Contribution Spotify playing on Amazon Echo Dot at home while in vehicle

PlanPremium CountryUSA Device(iPhone 11 Pro) Operating System(iOS 15.6.1) My Question or Issue Phone is connected to my vehicle via Bluetooth. Intermittently, when I open Spotify the music shows that it's playing, but I can't here it. Then, the wife ...

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  • Plan Premium   Country USA   Device (iPhone 11 Pro)   Operating System (iOS 15.6.1)   My Question or Issue   Phone is connected to my vehicle via Bluetooth. Int...
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Superuser Contribution Does wifi have to be connected to internet to play music from car

PlanFree/PremiumCountry Device(iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy 9, Macbook Pro late 2016)Operating System(iOS 10, Android Oreo, Windows 10,etc.) My Question or Issue

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Solved!! Use Car Thing without adapter?

PlanPremiumCountryUS DevicePixel 5 My Question or IssueI drive a Mazda Cx-5 and the cigarette lighter is inside the storage compartment NOT in the center console. I do have 2 USB ports in the center console which would work perfectly but there doesn'...

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  • Plan Premium Country US   Device Pixel 5   My Question or Issue I drive a Mazda Cx-5 and the cigarette lighter is inside the storage compartment NOT in the center console. I do hav...
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Playlist display order not working on BMW Connected Drive

Plan - PremiumCountry - France Device - API BMW Connected DriveOperating System My Question or IssueThe personalized display order of playlists is not reproduced via the Spotify API on the BMW Connected Drive. This display order is correctly displaye...

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  •   Plan - Premium Country - France   Device - API BMW Connected Drive Operating System   My Question or Issue The personalized display order of playlists is not reproduced ...
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Superuser Contribution Discussion on Spotify Car Thing Discontinuation

Spotify made the difficult decision to discontinue Car Thing. We wanted to share this news months in advance to ensure that our users had plenty of time to prepare for this change, which is effective December 9. This was not a step we have taken ligh...

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  • Spotify made the difficult decision to discontinue Car Thing. We wanted to share this news months in advance to ensure that our users had plenty of time to prepare for this change, which is effective...
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Superuser Contribution Car Thing playback issue

Premium user, iPhone SE (2020)… Car Thing will play whatever playlist it wants, rarely matching what i last played in the car (like at the gas station) or from my phone (after being away from my car for the day). It also constantly resets my shuffle ...

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  • Premium user, iPhone SE (2020)… Car Thing will play whatever playlist it wants, rarely matching what i last played in the car (like at the gas station) or from my phone (after being away from my car ...
  • MihailY
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Superuser Contribution Spotify freezing and having to restart app in Jeep Grand Cherokee

Usually when I get in my car, I select “Media” and last song I had playing from Spotify plays with no issues. For the last month, the song will appear on the screen in my car, but no audio will come out. Even if I try to press play or change the song...

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  • Usually when I get in my car, I select “Media” and last song I had playing from Spotify plays with no issues. For the last month, the song will appear on the screen in my car, but no audio will come ...
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Superuser Contribution Car thing offline notification bar NEVER goes away, super simple fix.

Please I am begging you, this is such a simple fix and such a small car thing update it would take someone 10 minutes to fix. The whole reason I pay for premium is to use offline features. When using the car thing offline, it shows this blue bar on t...

  • Casual Listener
  • Please I am begging you, this is such a simple fix and such a small car thing update it would take someone 10 minutes to fix. The whole reason I pay for premium is to use offline features. When using...
  • Joan
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Superuser Contribution I want to connect my spotify to my cars spotify app

I currently have a subscription to Spotify. I would like to pair it to my new car which has a Spotify app available. Can I do this without having to use "Android Auto"? Thank you.

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  • I currently have a subscription to Spotify. I would like to pair it to my new car which has a Spotify app available. Can I do this without having to use "Android Auto"? Thank you.
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Superuser Contribution Playing on another device erroneous error.

PlanPremium Family CountryUKDeviceTesla Model 3Pixel 7 ProOperating SystemTesla Version: v11.1 (2024.8.7 788c4ffd4ccc)Android 14 Build number APIA.240405.002 My Question or IssueOn a short journey today the Spotify app in my Tesla kept stopping every...

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  • Plan Premium Family  Country UK Device Tesla Model 3 Pixel 7 Pro Operating System Tesla Version: v11.1 (2024.8.7 788c4ffd4ccc) Android 14 Build number APIA.240405.002   My Questi...
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Superuser Contribution Replacement Parts

How would one get replacement parts for the spotify car thing. I really need a new dashmount/cd mount due to misplacing itPlanPremiumCountry DeviceS21+Operating SystemAndroid 11 My Question or Issue

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  • How would one get replacement parts for the spotify car thing. I really need a new dashmount/cd mount due to misplacing it Plan Premium Country   Device S21+ Operating System Android 11 ...
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Superuser Contribution Re: [Car Thing] Setup & troubleshooting guide

My phone connects to my Car Thing via Bluetooth when I turn the car on, and then I plug my phone into my USB port in my car to play the music through the car speakers. In the last couple of days, I’ll plug my phone in like normal, it’ll show that it’...

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  • My phone connects to my Car Thing via Bluetooth when I turn the car on, and then I plug my phone into my USB port in my car to play the music through the car speakers. In the last couple of days, I’l...
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Superuser Contribution Issues with Spotify in Oregon not in California

Originally set up Spotify in CA 12+years ago. Been living in Oregon. Last year Purchased a 2018 tacoma truck and Spotify will connect via Bluetooth work and then randomly just stops. Mid song. When I get it back on it restarts the song all over. Whil...

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  • Originally set up Spotify in CA 12+years ago. Been living in Oregon. Last year Purchased a 2018 tacoma truck and Spotify will connect via Bluetooth work and then randomly just stops. Mid song. When I...
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Superuser Contribution Car thing doesn't recognize own adapter

PlanPremiumCountryUSADevicePixel 4XLOperating System1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 My Question or IssueMy car thing does not recognize its own adapter, the adapter that came from the box, when plugged into my cigarette lighter. i only got it working when I ...

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  • Plan Premium Country USA Device Pixel 4XL Operating System 1998 Mercedes-Benz E320   My Question or Issue My car thing does not recognize its own adapter, the adapter that came from th...
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Spotify certification token expiring per Tesla. Takes up to 15 minutes to come back.

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