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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 (Suggestion) PC Support on Car Thing

SuggestionPC support for the Car Thing would be great, it definitely isn't a feature everyone would use but there is a decent amount of people who have bought a Car Thing strictly for their desk setup. Currently, those who use the Car Thing specifica...

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  • Suggestion PC support for the Car Thing would be great, it definitely isn't a feature everyone would use but there is a decent amount of people who have bought a Car Thing strictly for their desk se...
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Superuser Contribution Audio Not playing through speakers

I just bought the car thing and upon first installing the audio only played through my phone and not my speakers. My car doesn't have a AUX connection so i connected via USB. Do i need a AUX connection in order for it to work?

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  • I just bought the car thing and upon first installing the audio only played through my phone and not my speakers. My car doesn't have a AUX connection so i connected via USB. Do i need a AUX connecti...
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Would the spotify car thing work?

PlanPremiumCountryGreeceDeviceiPhone SE (2020)Operating SystemiOS 15,My Question or IssueCan i have my iPhone connected to the spotify car thing AND also an FM transmitter simultaneously? The reason for that being, my car not having a compatible radi...

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  • Plan Premium Country Greece Device iPhone SE (2020) Operating System iOS 15, My Question or Issue Can i have my iPhone connected to the spotify car thing AND also an FM transmitter simultane...
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Superuser Contribution Issue: Car Thing stuck on setup (continue in the app)

I first got my Car Thing in early May. When I was first setting it up, I followed all of the directions correctly and I ran into an issue. The Car Thing said continue in the Spotify app or something similar to that. I already had the app open and my ...

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  • I first got my Car Thing in early May. When I was first setting it up, I followed all of the directions correctly and I ran into an issue. The Car Thing said continue in the Spotify app or something ...
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Superuser Contribution Haven't gotten the Car Thing Confirmation Email

Hey! I just ordered a Car Thing because there is a current discount on them. After I placed the order, I was charged but I haven't received a confirmation email and there doesn't appear to be a way to track it / verify that I've made the purchase on ...

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  • Hey! I just ordered a Car Thing because there is a current discount on them. After I placed the order, I was charged but I haven't received a confirmation email and there doesn't appear to be a way t...
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Superuser Contribution Spotify playing on Amazon Echo Dot at home while in vehicle

PlanPremium CountryUSA Device(iPhone 11 Pro) Operating System(iOS 15.6.1) My Question or Issue Phone is connected to my vehicle via Bluetooth. Intermittently, when I open Spotify the music shows that it's playing, but I can't here it. Then, the wife ...

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  • Plan Premium   Country USA   Device (iPhone 11 Pro)   Operating System (iOS 15.6.1)   My Question or Issue   Phone is connected to my vehicle via Bluetooth. Int...
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Superuser Contribution Non-dismissable popup telling me to TRY "hey spotify"

PlanPremiumCountryUSDeviceOnePlus Nord N10Operating SystemAndroidMy Question or IssueHad this full-screen pop-up open on my Spotify Carthing today, with a sentence of text telling me to try a "hey spotify"command (which I've already used before!). I ...

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  •   Plan Premium Country US Device OnePlus Nord N10 Operating System Android My Question or Issue Had this full-screen pop-up open on my Spotify Carthing today, with a sentence of text t...
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Superuser Contribution Can Car thing handle multiple languages?

My Question or Issue: I listen to a lot of music in different languages, including Spanish, German, French, and Arabic, and I'm very curious about how car thing will respond to voice commands in different languages. If I want to listen to a song that...

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  • My Question or Issue:   I listen to a lot of music in different languages, including Spanish, German, French, and Arabic, and I'm very curious about how car thing will respond to voice command...
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I like gizmos and the price seems right but after thinking about it, hard to judge.

As mentioned I do like gizmos, especially the helpful ones. After reading about this device I would like to know what I am missing. This appears to be just another thing I would have to take with me. I bring my phone with me. It has a spotify interfa...

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  • As mentioned I do like gizmos, especially the helpful ones.  After reading about this device I would like to know what I am missing.  This appears to be just another thing I would have to t...
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Superuser Contribution Ordered a car thing but used a different email address

PlanFree/PremiumCountry Device(iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy 9, Macbook Pro late 2016)Operating System(iOS 10, Android Oreo, Windows 10,etc.) My Question or IssueI have ordered a car thing but used a different email address which isn't linked to my premiu...

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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Volume knob “mutes” playback, then doesn’t work afterwards

A couple of things beforehand:I recently got the Car Thing used(decent price, but before it dropped to $30It has been factory reset at least twice since I’ve received it and have been troubleshooting. This is bizarre.First video shows me navigating a...

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  • A couple of things beforehand: I recently got the Car Thing used(decent price, but before it dropped to $30 😢 It has been factory reset at least twice since I’ve received it and have been trouble...
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Superuser Contribution Shipping label created, Has not shipped

PlanFree/PremiumCountry Device(iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy 9, Macbook Pro late 2016)Operating System(iOS 10, Android Oreo, Windows 10,etc.) My Question or IssueI ordered my car thing on 7-30-22 and I got a confirmation email and an email stating that th...

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Superuser Contribution Weren’t we supposed to get it for only $7?

I remember when this first became a thing and it said Spotify users could get it for only $7 if you signed up to be on the list and I did. Now I can’t find any of that information. Just me or did anyone else do that?

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  • I remember when this first became a thing and it said Spotify users could get it for only $7 if you signed up to be on the list and I did. Now I can’t find any of that information. Just me or did any...
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Is the car thing worth it

I bought the car thing for a ripe **bleep**$ as a person with a 2011 Impala meaning I don't have any smart panels to tap on for music, something similar to the car thing would be very handy. Is 70 bucks worth it tho? No, the answer is no. I've been s...

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  • I bought the car thing for a ripe **bleep**$ as a person with a 2011 Impala meaning I don't have any smart panels to tap on for music, something similar to the car thing would be very handy. Is 70 bu...
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Superuser Contribution Why is there a limit of ONE Car Thing per account owner?

PlanFamily PremiumCountryUSDeviceiPhone 12Operating SystemiOS 15.0.210 My Question or IssueI have been a long-time subscriber paying for the family plan - now $15.99/month. That plan includes 6 Premium accounts for family members living under one roo...

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  • Plan Family Premium Country US Device iPhone 12 Operating System iOS 15.0.210   My Question or Issue I have been a long-time subscriber paying for the family plan - now $15.99/month. ...
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Superuser Contribution Car thing adaptare too big

Just received the car thing which I am excited for. However I am unable to install. The car charger adaptor it came with is too big for my cig lighter / power outlet on my 2018 Tacoma. Is there a different one?

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  • Just received the car thing which I am excited for. However I am unable to install. The car charger adaptor it came with is too big for my cig lighter / power outlet on my 2018 Tacoma. Is there a dif...
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Tips for using Car Thing

This thread is for sharing your tips on using Car Thing Do you have any tips for other users on how you are using and getting the most out of Car Thing? Did you find any hidden features not mentioned in the user manual? We'd love to hear them. Share ...

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  • This thread is for sharing your tips on using Car Thing 💚 🚙   Do you have any tips for other users on how you are using and getting the most out of Car Thing?   Did you find ...
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How do I trigger song/album "Radio" on car thing?

How do I trigger song/album "radio" via the car thing? For example, playing a song on mac desktop - and on desktop I can "Go to song radio". How do I do equivalent on the car thing. Thanks!

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  • How do I trigger song/album "radio" via the car thing?   For example, playing a song on mac desktop - and on desktop I can "Go to song radio".  How do I do equivalent on the car thing.&nb...
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Superuser Contribution Can you connect Car Thing to a bluetooth AUX receiver?

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car think Blank screen

PlanPremiumCountryThailandDeviceiPhone se2Operating SystemiOS 15.6 My Question or Issuecar think can't open The screen didn't show anything, only the screen light.

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  • Plan Premium Country Thailand Device iPhone se2 Operating System iOS 15.6   My Question or Issue car think can't open The screen didn't show anything, only the screen light.  
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