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Discussion on Spotify Car Thing Discontinuation

Spotify made the difficult decision to discontinue Car Thing. We wanted to share this news months in advance to ensure that our users had plenty of time to prepare for this change, which is effective December 9. This was not a step we have taken ligh...

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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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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...
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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...
  • Alex
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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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Superuser Contribution Request: Option to disable automatic app switching

PlanPremiumCountryUSADeviceiPhone 12Operating SystemiOS 15 My Question or IssueI am a delivery driver, so i tend to jump in and out of my car several times a day. I listen to music via an AUX input, but not always through spotify. sometimes i listen ...

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  • Plan Premium Country USA Device iPhone 12 Operating System iOS 15   My Question or Issue I am a delivery driver, so i tend to jump in and out of my car several times a day. I listen to...
  • imark123440542
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Superuser Contribution Car Thing in the UK

Ive been reading about the Car Thing which i look forward to and will work perfectly for what i need it to as i dont have bluetooth in the car but do have a AUX But i was disappointed to learn the trail for this like many of other products from many ...

  • Casual Listener
  • Ive been reading about the Car Thing which i look forward to and will work perfectly for what i need it to as i dont have bluetooth in the car but do have a AUX   But i was disappointed to lea...
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Bitrate / quality streaming information for built-in Spotify of BMW OS 7

PlanPremiumCountryUKDeviceBMWOperating SystemBMW Operating System 7 My Question or IssueWith most Spotify apps, you can check the quality / bitrate of streams. With the built-in Spotify app of BMW OS 7, this information is not apparent. My question i...

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  • Plan Premium Country UK Device BMW Operating System BMW Operating System 7   My Question or Issue With most Spotify apps, you can check the quality / bitrate of streams. With the b...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Car thing and car stereo trying to use different bluetooth sources

PlanFree/PremiumCountryUSADeviceiPhone 13 ProOperating SystemiOS 16 My Question or IssueI've had the Car Thing for about a year now. When I first got it I was using an Android phone and I upgraded to an iPhone in June. During that time period I used ...

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  • Plan Free/Premium Country USA Device iPhone 13 Pro Operating System iOS 16   My Question or Issue I've had the Car Thing for about a year now. When I first got it I was using an Androi...
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Superuser Contribution Spotify in TESLA

I cannot link my Spotify with my Tesla

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  • I cannot link my Spotify with my Tesla
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car thing not connecting to iphone

I haven’t had any issues with Car Thing until a few days ago, it used to always connect to my iphone automatically but now it just keeps searching and won’t connect. I unplugged and plugged it back in, I have restarted my phone and updated it, I have...

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  • I haven’t had any issues with Car Thing until a few days ago, it used to always connect to my iphone automatically but now it just keeps searching and won’t connect. I unplugged and plugged it back i...
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My car thing can't update and the app keeps crashing

I have a ZFlip 3 along with a car thing. I can connect to car thing, play a song for 3 seconds, and then it disconnects from my phone. I see on the app that there is an update, but I can't update it and the app crashes constantly. This just started t...

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  • I have a ZFlip 3 along with a car thing. I can connect to car thing, play a song for 3 seconds, and then it disconnects from my phone. I see on the app that there is an update, but I can't update it ...
  • MattSuda
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I'm having issue with my weekly discover on car Bluetooth

While playing my weekly discover on my car over blutooth the playlist plays part of it, like if it have less music on then. It play something like 4-5 musics then it stop the same way when it finishes the playlist. If I press play on the car it start...

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  • While playing my weekly discover on my car over blutooth the playlist plays part of it, like if it have less music on then. It play something like 4-5 musics then it stop the same way when it finishe...
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Superuser Contribution No puedo iniciar secion en mi automóvil

Al insertar mis datos y contraseña me aparece que no soy primium por lo que no puede inciar sesión

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  • Al insertar mis datos y contraseña me aparece que no soy primium por lo que no puede inciar sesión
  • AlejaR
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New like button in car mode does has too many steps.

Please bring back like button at least for Car Mode. It is dangerous to like or unlike a music because it has other step to add or remove from a play list. Dangerous while driving. Please bring back the like button function at least in car mode.

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  • Please bring back like button at least for Car Mode. It is dangerous to like or unlike a music because it has other step to add or remove from a play list. Dangerous while driving. Please bring back ...
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Como fazer uma ligação (iphone) sem interromper o spotfy tocando no carro?

Sempre que estou com o celular pareado no carro, tocando alguma música, se for fazer alguma ligação por telefone, assim que disco o número a ser chamado o celular interrompe o spotfy. Eu gostaria de poder fazer (ou atender) a uma chamada sem interrom...

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  • Sempre que estou com o celular pareado no carro, tocando alguma música, se for fazer alguma ligação por telefone, assim que disco o número a ser chamado o celular interrompe o spotfy. Eu gostaria de ...
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Superuser Contribution Spotify in my Tesla 3 only works when the car is on wi-fi connection. What can I do to play off line

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

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  • 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  
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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 ...

  • Casual Listener
  • 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...
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