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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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  • Spotify Legend
  • JesseNewsom
  • Casual Listener
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    Other
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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
  • 9960 Views
  • 24 replies
  • 8 likes
  • 9960 Views
  • 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...

  • Moderator
  • Moderator
  • 4019 Views
  • 0 replies
  • 7 likes
  • 4019 Views
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Car thing - Sold out

Might not be the right forum, but I saw a few posts about the Car Thing on youtube and tried registering for a free one a couple of months back however it seemed limited to the US rather than global premium/family plans. I went to look at purchasing ...

  • Newbie
  • Might not be the right forum, but I saw a few posts about the Car Thing  on youtube and tried registering for a free one a couple of months back however it seemed limited to the US rather than g...
  • WhatADHD
  • Newbie
  • 2828 Views
  • 4 replies
  • 1 likes
  • availability
    Car Thing
    sold out
  • 2828 Views
  • 4 replies
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Solved!!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. ...

  • Music Fan
  • 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...
  • angelyquep
  • Visitor
  • 1099 Views
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Car Thing Shipping Time?

I paid for this thing several days ago and it has yet to ship... Not even sure I want it anymore. From the multitude of threads and Reddit posts, seems to be a VERY common problem.... Seriously? Why sell something if you can't meet your end of the ba...

  • Visitor
  • I paid for this thing several days ago and it has yet to ship... Not even sure I want it anymore. From the multitude of threads and Reddit posts, seems to be a VERY common problem.... Seriously? Why ...
  • Billy-J
  • Spotify Star
  • 376 Views
  • 1 replies
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  • 376 Views
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Superuser Contribution Show full library category instead of "More" button

PlanPremiumCountryUnited States DeviceiPhone 6Operating SystemiOS 15 My Question or IssueI think it would be much safer and efficient if, when I choose a library category ("Playlists", "Podcasts", etc.), Car Thing would allow me to scroll through all...

  • Newbie
  • Plan Premium Country United States   Device iPhone 6 Operating System iOS 15   My Question or Issue I think it would be much safer and efficient if, when I choose a library categ...
  • Alex
  • Moderator
  • 316 Views
  • 1 replies
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  • 316 Views
  • 1 replies
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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 ...
  • Lyubka
  • Moderator
  • 3154 Views
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  • 3154 Views
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Superuser Contribution Car Thing option not available in settings

PlanPremiumCountryUSADeviceiPhone 12 proOperating System14.7.1 My Question or IssueI've recently moved to the states from Australia, and got my hands on a Car Thing, however i am unable to locate the Option in settings to continue set-up. I've made s...

  • Newbie
  • Plan Premium Country USA Device iPhone 12 pro Operating System 14.7.1   My Question or Issue I've recently moved to the states from Australia, and got my hands on a Car Thing, however ...
  • OscarDC
  • Moderator
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How to control other media on Car Thing

PlanPremiumCountryUSDeviceiPhone 12Operating SystemiOS 15.2.1 My Question or IssuePer the latest press release (https://newsroom.spotify.com/2022-04-07/spotifys-car-thing-device-debuts-new-features/), we should be able to control other media using an...

  • Casual Listener
  • Plan Premium Country US Device iPhone 12 Operating System iOS 15.2.1   My Question or Issue Per the latest press release (https://newsroom.spotify.com/2022-04-07/spotifys-car-thing-dev...
  • volodoscope
  • Newbie
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  • 7 replies
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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.

  • Casual Listener
  •   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...
  • AlejaR
  • Moderator
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Superuser Contribution Is there a way to hide recently played podcasts?

I sometimes listen to podcasts that I don't necessarily want everyone else seeing when they get in the car. Just wondering if there's a way of keeping some private so when my phone is running through the Car Play my kids can't see that I'm listening ...

  • Visitor
  • I sometimes listen to podcasts that I don't necessarily want everyone else seeing when they get in the car. Just wondering if there's a way of keeping some private so when my phone is running throug...
  • MihailY
  • Moderator
  • 412 Views
  • 1 replies
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Superuser Contribution Car thing blank screen

my car thing when turned on displays a black blank screen. When I connect to my phone, I can hear the voice saying “let’s take a tour” but the screen is still blank. I can’t try resetting it because I can’t see the screen.

  • Visitor
  • my car thing when turned on displays a black blank screen. When I connect to my phone, I can hear the voice saying “let’s take a tour” but the screen is still blank. I can’t try resetting it because ...
  • FatBo18
  • Visitor
  • 2058 Views
  • 2 replies
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Superuser Contribution Spotify Carthing - This playlist is currently empty

PlanPremiumCountryUSDevicePixel 6, Car ThingOperating SystemAndroid 13 My Question or IssueWhen I try to play the playlist that I listen to my car with my Car Thing, it tells me "This playlist is currently empty". I can play other playlists, just not...

  • Newbie
  • Plan Premium Country US Device Pixel 6, Car Thing Operating System Android 13   My Question or Issue When I try to play the playlist that I listen to my car with my Car Thing, it tells...
  • Alex
  • Moderator
  • 290 Views
  • 1 replies
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  • 290 Views
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Superuser Contribution Connecting issues

My Spotify car thing started off working great and then after about a week it won’t connect to my phone. This happened first and I reset it & it worked for about another week & now it won’t connect to my phone. It’ll connect and immediately disconnec...

  • Visitor
  • My Spotify car thing started off working great and then after about a week it won’t connect to my phone. This happened first and I reset it & it worked for about another week & now it won’t c...
  • OscarDC
  • Moderator
  • 300 Views
  • 1 replies
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  • 300 Views
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Superuser Contribution Screen won’t turn on

I got it set up and I turned my car on and now the screen won’t turn on or work. All other buttons work and it will respond to voice but screen stays off.

  • Casual Listener
  • I got it set up and I turned my car on and now the screen won’t turn on or work. All other buttons work and it will respond to voice but screen stays off.
  • Vasil
  • Moderator
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Superuser Contribution Car thing

Ordered a car thing and never got the email saying it’s been shipped 

  • Newbie
  • Ordered a car thing and never got the email saying it’s been shipped 
  • OscarDC
  • Moderator
  • 772 Views
  • 1 replies
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Superuser Contribution Tracking code so I can see when I’m getting it

Just waiting for a tracking number so I can track my package who are we delivering with all I got was a order number

  • Visitor
  • Just waiting for a tracking number so I can track my package who are we delivering with all I got was a order number   
  • MihailY
  • Moderator
  • 261 Views
  • 1 replies
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  • 261 Views
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Superuser Contribution Brand new, cant use skip buttons

I just got my car thing today, and while it's overall working, the skip buttons and shuffle button are grayed out, and I have no idea why. Any help is appreciated.

  • Casual Listener
  • I just got my car thing today, and while it's overall working, the skip buttons and shuffle button are grayed out, and I have no idea why.  Any help is appreciated.  
  • Lyubka
  • Moderator
  • 2491 Views
  • 30 replies
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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...
  • Marky3
  • Newbie
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  • 2 replies
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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 ...

  • Newbie
  • 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...
  • NateCorona
  • Casual Listener
  • 43465 Views
  • 31 replies
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  • 43465 Views
  • 31 replies
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Does anyone have any experience with the original Car Thing?

Picture listed below. I am having issues connecting this device to what I am assuming is the included cellular service. The UI hard blocks you from being able to go into settings until a wireless connection can be made. I am assuming that this would ...

  • Newbie
  • Picture listed below. I am having issues connecting this device to what I am assuming is the included cellular service. The UI hard blocks you from being able to go into settings until a wireless con...
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  • 130 Views
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