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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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Superuser Contribution Car Thing error while purchasing

Hi there everyone, I just recently got an email stating I was eligible for the car thing. I filled in my info on my phone, not a problem. I had to call my bank to confirm my purchase but that was it. I was about to press the final button and I got an...

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  • Hi there everyone, I just recently got an email stating I was eligible for the car thing. I filled in my info on my phone, not a problem. I had to call my bank to confirm my purchase but that was it....
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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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Superuser Contribution Car Thing to cassette player

PlanPremiumCountryUSADeviceiPhone XS Max, Car Thing, 2002 Toyota Corolla with a tape player (lol)My Question or IssueHi there, I'm starting this thread in the off-chance that someone else has figured out a way to make the Car Thing work with a car wi...

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  • Plan Premium Country USA Device iPhone XS Max, Car Thing, 2002 Toyota Corolla with a tape player (lol) My Question or Issue Hi there,   I'm starting this thread in the off-chance that s...
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What's the point?

PlanPremiumCountryUSADevice Operating System My Question or IssueI just received my car thing. I was under the impression this was a standalone unit. I know it needs to connect via Bluetooth but when I try to use it, the Spotify app opens on my phone...

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  • Plan Premium Country USA Device   Operating System     My Question or Issue I just received my car thing. I was under the impression this was a standalone unit. I know it nee...
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Superuser Contribution Accessory Not Supported

PlanPremiumCountryUNITED STATESDevice(iPhone 12)Operating SystemiOS 15 My Question or IssueTrying to connect my phone to the spotify car thing. I see the bluetooth device listed, I click, verify the code is the same on car thing and on phone, and the...

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  • Plan Premium Country UNITED STATES Device (iPhone 12) Operating System iOS 15   My Question or Issue Trying to connect my phone to the spotify car thing. I see the bluetooth device lis...
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Superuser Contribution Unable to re-setup Car Thing after Factory Reset

Plan - PremiumCountry - USADevice - iPhone 13 ProOperating System - iOS 15.1 My Question or IssueReceived Car Thing yesterday and set it up in the afternoon. The process went very smoothly. I got in the car today and my iPhone wouldn't reconnect. I'v...

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  • Plan - Premium Country - USA Device - iPhone 13 Pro Operating System - iOS 15.1   My Question or Issue Received Car Thing yesterday and set it up in the afternoon. The process went very ...
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Superuser Contribution Car Thing and polarized sunglasses

Wouldn't it have been a good idea to design a device specifically for the car that had an LCD screen that didn't conflict with polarized sunglasses? I can't see the screen through my polarized lenses unless I tilt my head quite a bit which isn't opti...

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  • Wouldn't it have been a good idea to design a device specifically for the car that had an LCD screen that didn't conflict with polarized sunglasses? I can't see the screen through my polarized lenses...
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Superuser Contribution Replacement Parts

How would one get replacement parts for the spotify car thing. I really need a new dashmount/cd mount due to misplacing itPlanPremiumCountry DeviceS21+Operating SystemAndroid 11 My Question or Issue

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  • How would one get replacement parts for the spotify car thing. I really need a new dashmount/cd mount due to misplacing it Plan Premium Country   Device S21+ Operating System Android 11 ...
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Superuser Contribution Issue with my Spotify application with BMW

Since two weeks ago, my Spotify application on the Media content at my BMW stopped to work properly. I am connected, I do see all the content., my playlists etc, however, once I choose any song to play there is no sound and radio continue to play for...

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  • Since two weeks ago, my Spotify application on the Media content at my BMW stopped to work properly. I am connected, I do see all the content., my playlists etc, however, once I choose any song to pl...
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Superuser Contribution When will i receive my car thing

PlanPremium CountryUsa My Question or IssueHi I ordered my car thing Months ago and was wondering when I'll actually receive it?

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  • Plan Premium   Country Usa   My Question or Issue Hi I ordered my car thing Months ago and was wondering when I'll actually receive it?
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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...

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  • 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 ...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Is Car Thing Still Going Out?

I was just wondering if Spotify is still sending out the Car Thing to people on the waiting list? PlanPremiumCountryUSADeviceiPhone 8

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  • I was just wondering if Spotify is still sending out the Car Thing to people on the waiting list?    Plan Premium Country USA Device iPhone 8
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Widget Cover Low Resolution

My Question or IssueI'm having some issues with the widget. The widget cover image is very low res and most of the text is cut off. Please see attachments. The cover looks perfect in full screen in the app and in the side bar. Is there a way to modif...

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  • My Question or Issue I'm having some issues with the widget. The widget cover image is very low res and most of the text is cut off. Please see attachments. The cover looks perfect in full screen in...
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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 ...

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  • 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...
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Superuser Contribution [Bug] Unable to change podcast speed

I've noticed a bug with Car Thing where it'll show the speed my podcast is playing at, but if I tap the button to change it, it doesn't respond. I've noticed it has button-like responses, so it seems like it should change the speed of the podcast. I ...

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  • I've noticed a bug with Car Thing where it'll show the speed my podcast is playing at, but if I tap the button to change it, it doesn't respond. I've noticed it has button-like responses, so it seems...
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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...

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  • 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...
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Superuser Contribution [Bug] Your Episodes playlist, Non-English characters

Just setup my Car Thing, and I have two issues to report: 1. When I save my "Your Episodes" playlist as a preset, it's showing up as "Liked Songs". When I press the preset button to play it it does seem to play the appropriate Your Episodes playlist,...

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  • Just setup my Car Thing, and I have two issues to report:   1. When I save my "Your Episodes" playlist as a preset, it's showing up as "Liked Songs". When I press the preset button to play it ...
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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 ...

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  • 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...
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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.

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  • 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 ...
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