[Android Auto] Show Podcast in Menu

It would be nice if the podcasts menu item would be directly accessible from Android Auto.
At the moment I have to start a podcast beforehand to connecting the phone. After connecting there seems no chance to start podcasts.

Edit: This idea has been reposted here.

Updated on 2018-06-16


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Status changed to: New Idea
Updated: 2017-03-08

Marked as new idea and edited the title slightly to make it easier to find via search. 😉


Yes, this would be great. I hadn't figured out I could start playing outside of Android auto as a quick fix for now. Thanks for that!

Casual Listener

How is this an "idea" and not a "necessary and probably trivial bugfix"?


Add this with automatic updates of podcasts - and the add podcasts that are not associated with spotify and you have my vote!


A car is an elementary place for listening to podcasts. Requireing complex interaction to access an essential feature with an interface that "designed with safety in mind." ( is weird. When will this bug be fixed? 

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This!! Pretty please add this. Looking for a similar implementation as Google play music. Please be my only podcast app 🙂


Yes please. Make spotify a one stop shop.


Just curious why this wasn't part of the MVP for Android Auto.  Had to install Player FM on my phone and subscribe to all the podcasts I have in Spotify just so I could listen in my car.

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Same here..

Absolutely essential to make podcasts directly slectabel in the Spotify Android Auto UI... 


Totally agree. Please make spotify podcasts usable for Android Auto.