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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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  • JesseNewsom
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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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  • dirgeon
  • Casual Listener
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  • 24 replies
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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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Superuser Contribution 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...

  • Spotify Legend
  • 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.  ...
  • dirgeon
  • Casual Listener
  • 9841 Views
  • 24 replies
  • 8 likes
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  • 24 replies
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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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  • Spotify Legend
  • 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...
  • JesseNewsom
  • Casual Listener
  • 18966 Views
  • 48 replies
  • 4 likes
  • Car Thing
    Other
  • 18966 Views
  • 48 replies
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Superuser Contribution Spotify car thing has completely stopped displaying account info.

My car thing is plugged into the original port, it connects to my phone without an issue and updates song info as it plays, it even still allows the preset buttons to work, but it shows my Home, Playlist and Podcasts as empty. I reset the device, del...

  • Newbie
  • My car thing is plugged into the original port, it connects to my phone without an issue and updates song info as it plays, it even still allows the preset buttons to work, but it shows my Home, Play...
  • Lyubka
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  • 165 Views
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Superuser Contribution Car thing not connect

PlanPremiumCountryUSADeviceiPhone 13 ProOperating SystemIOS 16 My Question or IssueHi all, My Car thing seems to have stopped connecting to my phone via Bluetooth after I updated to the latest IOS 16. Every time I forget both devices from one another...

  • Visitor
  • Plan Premium Country USA Device iPhone 13 Pro Operating System IOS 16   My Question or Issue Hi all, My Car thing seems to have stopped connecting to my phone via Bluetooth after I upd...
  • JordanD98
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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'...

  • Casual Listener
  • 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...
  • yaleb
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Superuser Contribution Blurred Screen on Car Thing

PlanPremiumCountryUSADeviceiPhone 12Operating SystemiOS 14My Question or IssueThe screen on my Car Thing appears blurred when navigating thru pages. After some time on a single page it starts to 'clear up' but this is very distracting when scrolling ...

  • Regular
  • Plan Premium Country USA Device iPhone 12 Operating System iOS 14 My Question or Issue The screen on my Car Thing appears blurred when navigating thru pages. After some time on a single page...
  • AlexR666
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Superuser Contribution Car Thing does not automatically connect to my phone most of the time

PlanPremiumCountryUnited StatesDevicePixel 5aOperating SystemAndroid 12 My Question or IssueMost times when I start up Car Thing in my car it does not connect to my Android phone. It says Phone Disconnected. Sometimes it will eventually connect to ph...

  • Roadie
  •   Plan Premium Country United States Device Pixel 5a Operating System Android 12   My Question or Issue Most times when I start up Car Thing in my car it does not connect to my A...
  • Thekiller1545
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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...

  • Casual Listener
  • 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...
  • greiss122
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Superuser Contribution Can't control iPhone volume with Car Thing anymore...

CarPlay won't adjust the volume on my phone when using the knob. When I turn the knob, the volume bar shows up and updates, but it doesn't change the volume on my phone. It works correctly when I adjust the volume with the phone buttons, and I can se...

  • Casual Listener
  • CarPlay won't adjust the volume on my phone when using the knob. When I turn the knob, the volume bar shows up and updates, but it doesn't change the volume on my phone. It works correctly when ...
  • rogeralan
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Superuser Contribution Horrible sound quality in my car stereo

DeviceiPhone 12Operating SystemFender audio system Volkswagen beetle My Question or Issue When I connect my phone to my car stereo through Bluetooth the sound is disgusting. Can anybody help me with this? I have apple music and no problem at all, and...

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  • Device iPhone 12 Operating System Fender audio system Volkswagen beetle   My Question or Issue   When I connect my phone to my car stereo through Bluetooth the sound is disgusting. C...
  • MihailY
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Superuser Contribution Car thing missing order...

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

  • Casual Listener
  • 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  
  • MihailY
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Superuser Contribution Play thing car controls stopped functioning

Good morning,For the last few days, with my iPhone 12 connected to the car thing, my in car basic controls have been disabled. As in I am unable to skip forward or back tracks using the existing controls I’ve had. These controls worked with car thing...

  • Casual Listener
  • Good morning, For the last few days, with my iPhone 12 connected to the car thing, my in car basic controls have been disabled. As in I am unable to skip forward or back tracks using the existing ...
  • PabloZ1
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car thing messing with playback

PlanPremiumCountryUSADeviceiPhone 8 plusOperating SystemiOS 16My Question or Issuewhen i plug car thing in and it connects to my phone, it makes the now playing & the player from my lock screen disappear, then when the song playing ends or i skip it,...

  • Casual Listener
  • Plan Premium Country USA Device iPhone 8 plus Operating System iOS 16 My Question or Issue when i plug car thing in and it connects to my phone, it makes the now playing & the player fro...
  • MattSuda
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  • 302 Views
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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...

  • Casual Listener
  • 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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Superuser Contribution Bluetooth trouble

Spotify will only play through my phone speaker, not my car even though it’s connected to my car thing. I’ve had my Spotify car thing for close to a year now and have never had an issue until I let someone connect their phone to it. It worked and we ...

  • Visitor
  • Spotify will only play through my phone speaker, not my car even though it’s connected to my car thing.   I’ve had my Spotify car thing for close to a year now and have never had an issue unti...
  • MattSuda
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Superuser Contribution Car Thing Not Received!!

Just as the title says, I placed an order for Car Thing on December 6 but I have yet to receive it. It’s been over a month now. I got the email confirmation with my UPS tracking number on the same day. Attached are screenshots of what the tracking in...

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  •     Just as the title says, I placed an order for Car Thing on December 6 but I have yet to receive it. It’s been over a month now. I got the email confirmation with my UPS tracking nu...
  • Zay97
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Solved!! Car Thing purchase

I am attempting to buy this as a Christmas gift but there does not seem to be an option to add it to the cart. Where can I purchase this? I found out way too late that this was a free item for premium users, but now wondering if it is still available...

  • Newbie
  • I am attempting to buy this as a Christmas gift but there does not seem to be an option to add it to the cart. Where can I purchase this? I found out way too late that this was a free item for premiu...
  • MattSuda
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Where did the info screen go?

When you return to the infoscreen in the Polestar 2, currently running P2.5 on the car, and the newest Spotify according to Google Play Store.There's no information anymore, telling you that it is Spotify that's playing, and what song.I mean this inf...

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  • Casual Listener
  • When you return to the infoscreen in the Polestar 2, currently running P2.5 on the car, and the newest Spotify according to Google Play Store. There's no information anymore, telling you that it is ...
  • MihailY
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