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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
  • Casual Listener
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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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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...

  • Moderator
  • Moderator
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Car Thing: User Videos (unboxing, setup, walkthrough)

This thread is for sharing your user videos of Car Thing Do you have a video of Car Thing to share with other users? Maybe you have an unboxing video, a setup video, a tutorial video, or any other type of video showing off Car Thing. This is the plac...

  • Spotify Star
  • Spotify Star
  • This thread is for sharing your user videos of Car Thing  💚 🚙   Do you have a video of Car Thing to share with other users? Maybe you have an unboxing video, a setup video, a tuto...
  • MattSuda
  • Spotify Star
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Superuser Contribution Car Thing Queue Issue

PlanPremiumCountryUnited StatesDeviceiPhone 7Operating SystemiOS 14.1 My Question or IssueI just got my Car Thing the other week and have been enjoying it a lot so far. It was very easy to set up and within a couple of minutes, I was listening to mus...

  • Casual Listener
  • Plan Premium Country United States Device iPhone 7 Operating System iOS 14.1   My Question or Issue I just got my Car Thing the other week and have been enjoying it a lot so far. It w...
  • Alex
  • Moderator
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    CarThing Issue
    CarThing Voice Control
    queue
    Song Queue
    voice command
    Voice control
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Stationary Use of Car Thing

PlanPremiumOperating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueThe car thing is a nice tool, but its range of use feels too restricted.If the Car Thing were able to connect to my computer, for example, I could have it around the house as a speaker system ...

  • Casual Listener
  • Plan Premium Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue The car thing is a nice tool, but its range of use feels too restricted. If the Car Thing were able to connect to my comput...
  • Eni
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Superuser Contribution I was charged $92 for Car Thing

i successfully ordered a car thing, but i was charged twice, once for the prince it's supposed to be ($6.99) and then again for $92!!! i have been trying to contact support for over 24 hours (twitter AND the spotify support chat) and im getting NOTHI...

  • Visitor
  • i successfully ordered a car thing, but i was charged twice, once for the prince it's supposed to be ($6.99) and then again for $92!!! i have been trying to contact support for over 24 hours (twitter...
  • Alex
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Superuser Contribution "Dead End. U-Turn back" on Webpage

I am having trouble getting on the list. It keeps saying "Dead End" "U-Turn" back.Any chance you could help me? I really want to test this device. Seems super promising. Cheers, Colin

  • Casual Listener
  • I am having trouble getting on the list. It keeps saying "Dead End" "U-Turn" back. Any chance you could help me? I really want to test this device. Seems super promising.    Cheers, ...
  • MattSuda
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Superuser Contribution Check you email for confirmation

Hello, Upon registering to the program, they said a confirmation email has been sent. Since i did not receive anything, I realized that there was a problem with my account linking between Facebook and Spotify. I contacted support and they updated my ...

  • Casual Listener
  • ...acebook and Spotify. I contacted support and they updated my email address. So I went back to the carthing to enlist again, but there was no resend confirmation button saying I was already registered a...
  • _Matthew_
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Superuser Contribution Car Thing Duo

Hi there! I’m a member of a Duo Premium Plan, and got the confirmation that I’m eligible now to order Car Thing. However, I saw that only the plan manager is allowed to actually place the order, and I do not believe she signed up initially to get on ...

  • Casual Listener
  • Hi there!   I’m a member of a Duo Premium Plan, and got the confirmation that I’m eligible now to order Car Thing. However, I saw that only the plan manager is allowed to actually place the or...
  • Eni
  • Moderator
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    Duo
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Superuser Contribution How long it takes for getting the reply for car thing apply?

I applied for car thing almost two weeks. I want to know if I did not get the chance to have a car thing, will I also be noticed? How long for this process?

  • Music Fan
  • I applied for car thing almost two weeks. I want to know if I did not get the chance to have a car thing, will I also be noticed? How long for this process?
  • Novy
  • Moderator
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Solved!! Will car thing add navigation function in the next generation?

would like to ask whether the navigation will be added to car thing (only that function)? I thing this is a very good idea.

  • Music Fan
  • would like to ask whether the navigation will be added to car thing (only that function)? I thing this is a very good idea.
  • Chenz6
  • Music Fan
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When will the car thing be sold in USA?

I am now very fascinated by this product, although I have applied to use it, but I am afraid that my application will not be approved. So, I want to know, will the car thing be sold in USA? if it willm when?

  • Music Fan
  • I am now very fascinated by this product, although I have applied to use it, but I am afraid that my application will not be approved. So, I want to know, will the car thing be sold in USA? if it wil...
  • MattSuda
  • Spotify Star
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Superuser Contribution Welcome!

Hey everyone, Welcome to the Car Thing Community board, we're really excited about this! Car Thing is a new smart player from Spotify that fills your car with music and podcasts you love (currently only available in the US). Designed with drivers and...

  • Community Manager
  • Community Manager
  • ...ore by heading over to carthing.spotify.com Check out our Support site articles for help with getting, setting up, and using Car Thing. We'll also be here to help, so please reach o...
  • Chenz6
  • Music Fan
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Superuser Contribution Carthings for the new member of spotify

PlanFree/PremiumUSA Device(iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy 9, Macbook Pro late 2016)Operating System Android My Question or IssueI am now a college student at uiuc. I really enjoyed Spotify's service, and now I realize that you have carthings. Well, my curr...

  • Music Fan
  • ...really enjoyed Spotify's service, and now I realize that you have carthings. Well, my current car is a very old car, without any screen, so I have some difficulty in listening to music.  I r...
  • Chenz6
  • Music Fan
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Superuser Contribution Car Thing compatible with 2003 Honda Accord?

I have sorta of a niche (and perhaps rhetorical) question, more particular to my car than anything else. I have a 2003 Honda Accord with a GPS system, but it doesn't come with an aux cord (that has to be put in manually). However, it has a USB port. ...

  • Visitor
  • I have sorta of a niche (and perhaps rhetorical) question, more particular to my car than anything else. I have a 2003 Honda Accord with a GPS system, but it doesn't come with an aux cord (that has t...
  • Alex
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Car thing Duo Plan

So I’ve had the Duo Plan for a while on Spotify, and I was that only the owners of the plan (which isn’t me) can buy a car thing.. Does that mean I won’t get a confirmation email after signing up? I wanted to get one and the unfortunate thing is my f...

  • Visitor
  • So I’ve had the Duo Plan for a while on Spotify, and I was that only the owners of the plan (which isn’t me) can buy a car thing.. Does that mean I won’t get a confirmation email after signing up? I ...
  • Jeremy
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Cant find the Car Thing option in settings

Hi! The title says it all! I cant find the Car Thing option in settings to connect the car thing device. The barcode just brings me to spotify, showing the recommendations menu, nothing more. Ive tried restarting my phone and car thing, updating them...

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  • Visitor
  • Hi! The title says it all! I cant find the Car Thing option in settings to connect the car thing device. The barcode just brings me to spotify, showing the recommendations menu, nothing more. Ive tri...
  • MattSuda
  • Spotify Star
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Superuser Contribution 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...

  • Moderator
  • Moderator
  • 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 featu...
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Car Thing could be amazing for Basic Phone users

When I saw the ad for Car Thing I was so completely stoked. I've recently made the switch to a more minimal phone set-up using a Light Phone but have been unable to completely get away from using my old smartphone so I could listen to Spotify and pod...

  • Newbie
  • When I saw the ad for Car Thing I was so completely stoked.    I've recently made the switch to a more minimal phone set-up using a Light Phone but have been unable to completely get away...
  • Luan
  • Spotify Star
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  • Car Thing
    Idea submission
    LightOS
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