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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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  • im_england
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Superuser Contribution Problems with VW Golf

I own a VW Golf 7.5 and i' facing issues with my iPhone 12 Pro Max. I have full updates on both. When using Apple Music with my car radio or controls on wheel driver I can browse through a list of all albums, playlists, artists and songs on the car r...

  • Regular
  • I own a VW Golf 7.5 and i' facing issues with my iPhone 12 Pro Max. I have full updates on both.   When using Apple Music with my car radio or controls on wheel driver I can browse through a l...
  • mrsmichael
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    vw golf
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Superuser Contribution How do I disable "autoplay" when Car Thing connects?

When I turn my car on, I love that my Car Thing automatically connects, but I HATE that it immediately auto-plays whatever I was listening to last. Even if I completely close the Spotify app, Car Thing will auto-launch Spotify and then begin to auto-...

  • Regular
  • When I turn my car on, I love that my Car Thing automatically connects, but I HATE that it immediately auto-plays whatever I was listening to last. Even if I completely close the Spotify app, Car Thi...
  • imcpherson
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Superuser Contribution My car thing is disconnecting my phone as soon as I try and connect.

My car thing was working (almost) perfectly until about a week later when I noticed it wouldn’t connect until I unplugged it and plugged it back in. This went on for about a month and then my car thing wouldn’t connect at all. It would get stuck on t...

  • Casual Listener
  • My car thing was working (almost) perfectly until about a week later when I noticed it wouldn’t connect until I unplugged it and plugged it back in. This went on for about a month and then my car thi...
  • Vasil
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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...

  • Casual Listener
  • 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 ...
  • daveybar
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Superuser Contribution Car Thing Screen is blank on startup

PlanPremiumCountryUnited StatesDeviceGoogle Pixel 6 ProOperating SystemAndroid My Question or IssueFor most of the past few weeks, when I turn on my car, my Car Thing displays the Spotify logo, blinks once, displays the logo again, then sits at a bla...

  • Casual Listener
  • Plan Premium Country United States Device Google Pixel 6 Pro Operating System Android   My Question or Issue For most of the past few weeks, when I turn on my car, my Car Thing display...
  • jhenrickson
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Car Thing- no power adapter

Recieved my car thing today with no power adapter, tried an old one i had laying around but it did not work, i emailed spotify to see if they could send me another one. if I went and bought a 12v adapter would that work or does have to be spotify one...

  • Visitor
  •   Recieved my car thing today with no power adapter, tried an old one i had laying around but it did not work, i emailed spotify to see if they could send me another one. if I went and bought a...
  • wylielytle
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Superuser Contribution It keeps disconnecting from bluetooth

I've been trying to set it up in my car, it's a 2006 Honda Civic so I still have to connect my phone through aux in order to play the music. The power outlet for the car thing is the voltage that is required, so when I plug in everything, the car thi...

  • Newbie
  •   I've been trying to set it up in my car, it's a 2006 Honda Civic so I still have to connect my phone through aux in order to play the music. The power outlet for the car thing is the voltage ...
  • Lyubka
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Car thing home screen not updating

PlanPremium CountryUSADeviceGalaxy Note 20 ultra/car thingOperating SystemAndroid 13Car thing app version 0.40.5 os version 8.2.5 My Question or IssueThe home screen on my car thing has stopped updating. It has had the same playlists since February a...

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  • Plan Premium  Country USA Device Galaxy Note 20 ultra/car thing Operating System Android 13 Car thing app version 0.40.5 os version 8.2.5   My Question or Issue The home screen o...
  • hannahgleaton
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Superuser Contribution Bluetooth controls are not working in my car, I cannot skip songs or pause.

Hi,I had a Samsung Galaxy S21 and I couldn't use my car's control to skip songs or pause the music. It was working with my clock, but not with the car itself. However, another applications as YouTube music were working fine. I thought it was because ...

  • Casual Listener
  • Hi, I had a Samsung Galaxy S21 and I couldn't use my car's control to skip songs or pause the music. It was working with my clock, but not with the car itself. However, another applications as YouTu...
  • Paulo94
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Superuser Contribution Queue clearing after iPhone is connected to CarPlay

PlanPremiumCountryAustralia DeviceiPhone 14 Pro MaxOperating SystemiOS 16.4.1 (a). My Question or IssueWhen I connect my iPhone to CarPlay wirelessly after turning on the car, the queue sometimes clears randomly after it was connected to CarPlay. Is ...

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  • Plan Premium Country Australia  Device iPhone 14 Pro Max Operating System iOS 16.4.1 (a).   My Question or Issue When I connect my iPhone to CarPlay wirelessly after turning on th...
  • Yordan
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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.    ...
  • im_england
  • Regular
  • 17220 Views
  • 26 replies
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  • 17220 Views
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Airpods as a car

DeviceiPhone 13 miniOperating SystemiOS 16.3.1 After the last update, my airpods are recognized as a car, so Spotify automatically turns into car mode (with the different screen and auto-play). What happened? How do I fix this? Thanks.

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  •   Device iPhone 13 mini Operating System iOS 16.3.1   After the last update, my airpods are recognized as a car, so Spotify automatically turns into car mode (with the different scree...
  • MattSuda
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Solved!! Not able to rewind on car play

Im no longer able to fast foward or rewind a dong on CarPlay. On the past i was able to do it but now it dosent work anymore.. is there a way to make it work

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  • Im no longer able to fast foward or rewind a dong on CarPlay. On the past i was able to do it but now it dosent work anymore.. is there a way to make it work
  • MattSuda
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Solved!! car thing

PlanFreeCountryIndiaDeviceRedmi note 10 proOperating SystemMiUi 13 My Question or Issuewhere can i get it

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  • Plan Free Country India Device Redmi note 10 pro Operating System MiUi 13   My Question or Issue where can i get it  
  • MattSuda
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Superuser Contribution Car Thing: No visuals, just backlight. Cannot Interact. Reboot temporarily fixes it.

DevicePixel 7 Pro/ Car ThingOperating SystemAndroid 13 My Question or IssueAlmost every time I start my car, the car thing will:Turn on,Show the Spotify Logo,Then will go black with only the backlight visible.None of the dials or buttons work, but it...

  • Casual Listener
  • Device Pixel 7 Pro/ Car Thing Operating System Android 13   My Question or Issue Almost every time I start my car, the car thing will: Turn on, Show the Spotify Logo, Then will go black...
  • Eni
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Superuser Contribution Tesla titles, wrong characters

In Tesla version of the Spotify app... When playing foreign songs that can have peculiar characters (à,ü,é...) those are always misspelled with symbols like if it was a conflict between different characters sets (eg: ASCII vs ISO).This is really anno...

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  • In Tesla version of the Spotify app... When playing foreign songs that can have peculiar characters (à,ü,é...) those are always misspelled with symbols like if it was a conflict between different cha...
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Solved!! Connecting Spotify Car thing to a computer

So i was just recently browsing through YouTube and found out people are using Spotify Car Thing for computer setups, I thought this could be a really interesting idea for my setup and was wondering if the device has to be connected to a phone via Bl...

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  • So i was just recently browsing through YouTube and found out people are using Spotify Car Thing for computer setups, I thought this could be a really interesting idea for my setup and was wondering ...
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