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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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What do you like most about Car Thing?

Hey everyone, Since announcing the launch of our new smart player Car Thing last week, the enthusiasm we keep receiving in response has been as awesome as the thing itself. More than just a player, it’s your own soundtrack curator when in the car whi...

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Want to suggest how to make Car Thing even better?

Hey folks, Have you set up your Car Thing yet and taken it out for a spin? Was it all you wished it would be? That's great - tell us more over here. Thought of a great feature that would make your rides even more enjoyable? Share it with the Communit...

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CarThing launches Spotify app when connected - iPhone

Plan: PremiumCountry: USA DeviceiPhone 13 ProOperating SystemiOS 15.6 I have CarThing installed in my Tesla Model 3. When I park in the garage to charge the car, 12v accessories remain powered on until the vehicle finishes charging and goes into deep...

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  • Plan:  Premium Country: USA   Device iPhone 13 Pro Operating System iOS 15.6   I have CarThing installed in my Tesla Model 3. When I park in the garage to charge the car, 1...
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Superuser Contribution Why is there a limit of ONE Car Thing per account owner?

PlanFamily PremiumCountryUSDeviceiPhone 12Operating SystemiOS 15.0.210 My Question or IssueI have been a long-time subscriber paying for the family plan - now $15.99/month. That plan includes 6 Premium accounts for family members living under one roo...

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  • Plan Family Premium Country US Device iPhone 12 Operating System iOS 15.0.210   My Question or Issue I have been a long-time subscriber paying for the family plan - now $15.99/month. ...
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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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Superuser Contribution How to "Remove" Car Thing?

I have the latest Android version of Spotify and successfully connected the Car Thing to the app and it works ok. But, because the Car Thing does not have a "Hide" button or even support "Hide this song" voice command, this is a deal breaker for me. ...

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  • I have the latest Android version of Spotify and successfully connected the Car Thing to the app and it works ok.   But, because the Car Thing does not have a "Hide" button or even support "Hi...
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Superuser Contribution Car Thing Plays Audio During Setup but Not Music

Connected Car Thing to my phone and my phone to 2016 Toyota Sienna via bluetooth. During initial setup the audio played over the car speakers, once the setup was completed I tried playing music and it showed as playing on the phone, car thing, and ca...

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  • Connected Car Thing to my phone and my phone to 2016 Toyota Sienna via bluetooth.  During initial setup the audio played over the car speakers, once the setup was completed I tried playing music...
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How do I trigger song/album "Radio" on car thing?

How do I trigger song/album "radio" via the car thing? For example, playing a song on mac desktop - and on desktop I can "Go to song radio". How do I do equivalent on the car thing. Thanks!

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  • How do I trigger song/album "radio" via the car thing?   For example, playing a song on mac desktop - and on desktop I can "Go to song radio".  How do I do equivalent on the car thing.&nb...
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Superuser Contribution [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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  • 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 If you haven't already, you can register for...
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Superuser Contribution Car thing updates

PlanPremiumCountryUSA DeviceNote 8Operating SystemAndroid Version 9 My Question or IssueSpotify settings --> Car Thing states the following: "A new update is available. It will download shortly and install next time you connect Car Thing" This messag...

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  • Plan Premium Country USA   Device Note 8 Operating System Android Version 9   My Question or Issue Spotify settings --> Car Thing states the following:  "A new update is ...
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Superuser Contribution Car thing complains about adaptor

Car thing says to plug it into the adapter. I've tried 2 different adaptors, a USB port, a different car, but Car thing will not move out of the error screen. 2014 Acura MDX. Was able to verify 12v are coming out of each plug I use.

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  • Car thing says to plug it into the adapter. I've tried 2 different adaptors, a USB port, a different car, but Car thing will not move out of the error screen.  2014 Acura MDX. Was able to ver...
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Superuser Contribution Can you connect Car Thing to a bluetooth AUX receiver?

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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  • Plan Free/Premium Country   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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Car Thing Feedback

This thread is for sharing your feedback for Car Thing What do you think about Car Thing? What do you like? What can be improved? Share your thoughts in this thread. If you have a suggestion for a certain feature or change, you can read this thread o...

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  • This thread is for sharing your feedback for Car Thing  💚 🚙   What do you think about Car Thing? What do you like? What can be improved? Share your thoughts in this thread. &n...
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Superuser Contribution Car thing power issue

PlanFree/PremiumCountry Device(iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy 9, Macbook Pro late 2016)Operating System(iOS 10, Android Oreo, Windows 10,etc.) My Question or IssueI plugged my car thing into the port with the adapter that came with it in my car, which is l...

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  • Plan Free/Premium Country   Device (iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy 9, Macbook Pro late 2016) Operating System (iOS 10, Android Oreo, Windows 10,etc.)   My Question or Issue I plugg...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Does car thing work with a Car Bluetooth FM Transmitter sending signal to a car radio?

PlanPremiumCountry Device(iPhone 11, Wireless in-Car Bluetooth FM Transmitter Radio Adapter, Car Radio Station, Radio)Operating System(iOS) My Question or IssueJust wanna be sure before I purchase one. Any help would be useful.

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  •   Plan Premium Country   Device (iPhone 11, Wireless in-Car Bluetooth FM Transmitter Radio Adapter, Car Radio Station, Radio) Operating System (iOS)   My Question or Issue J...
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car think Blank screen

PlanPremiumCountryThailandDeviceiPhone se2Operating SystemiOS 15.6 My Question or Issuecar think can't open The screen didn't show anything, only the screen light.

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  • Plan Premium Country Thailand Device iPhone se2 Operating System iOS 15.6   My Question or Issue car think can't open The screen didn't show anything, only the screen light.  
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Superuser Contribution Issue: Spotify music will automatically switch to phone audio when using Car Thing voice commands

I've recently got my hands on the Spotify Car Thing but I use it as a controller in my setup. The device is connected to a laptop via USB cable and is connected to my phone via Bluetooth. The Spotify software is open on my windows 10 to listen to mus...

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  • I've recently got my hands on the Spotify Car Thing but I use it as a controller in my setup. The device is connected to a laptop via USB cable and is connected to my phone via Bluetooth. The Spotify...
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Not recognizing it’s own adapter

just got my car thing in and it won’t recognize the adapter that came with it. My car has a 12V input that it calls for. Checked to make sure it was working by putting my phone cable in one of the USB ports and it was able to charge my phone. Any sug...

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  • just got my car thing in and it won’t recognize the adapter that came with it. My car has a 12V input that it calls for. Checked to make sure it was working by putting my phone cable in one of the US...
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Having issues with the power cord

Just got my Car Thing today and I'm sad to say I'm already having issues. The power cord that came with it doesn't want to sit in properly and every time the cord moves in the slightest, it shuts off and I have to move it around til it turns back on....

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  • Just got my Car Thing today and I'm sad to say I'm already having issues. The power cord that came with it doesn't want to sit in properly and every time the cord moves in the slightest, it shuts off...
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No "Car" option in Settings for my iPad Mini

I'm trying to link my Car Thing to an iPad Mini. On my phone, the "Car" option appears in Settings, however on an iPad Mini it does not. App Version is 8.7.52.415 on both devices.

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  • I'm trying to link my Car Thing to an iPad Mini.  On my phone, the "Car" option appears in Settings, however on an iPad Mini it does not.     App Version is 8.7.52.415 on both d...
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Car Thing Display Not Viewable with Polarized Lenses

The display on car thing becomes entirely obscured with wearing polarized eyewear. Makes it unusable if you are using sunglasses while driving (which is 90% of my driving) Included a demonstrative image.

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  • The display on car thing becomes entirely obscured with wearing polarized eyewear. Makes it unusable if you are using sunglasses while driving (which is 90% of my driving)   Included a demonst...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Car Thing iPhone Volume Bug

PlanPremiumCountryUnited StatesDeviceiPhone 13 ProOperating SystemiOS 15.1 My Question or IssueWhen starting my car, my phone's Bluetooth will connect to my Car Thing before it connects to my car radio. When my phone connects to my car radio, my phon...

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  • Plan Premium Country United States Device iPhone 13 Pro Operating System iOS 15.1   My Question or Issue When starting my car, my phone's Bluetooth will connect to my Car Thing before ...
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