I’m having issues playing Spotify on mobile in the car. How do I fix this?

Rorey
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Answer:

 

If you're trying to listen to Spotify in the car, an issue can occur with Spotify being unable to resume playing. If you're connected via USB or Bluetooth, try the steps below:

 

CarPlay

 

  • Log into the Spotify app on your iPhone.
  • Connect your iPhone via USB to a CarPlay compatible stereo.
  • If Spotify is already playing, it will keep playing. Otherwise, start Spotify on your stereo display or through voice command with Siri.

 

For more info on how to use CarPlay with iOS devices, check this article.

 

Android Auto

 

  • Log into the Spotify app on your Android phone.
  • Connect your phone via USB to an Android Auto compatible stereo.
  • If Spotify is already playing, it will keep playing. Otherwise, start Spotify on your stereo display.

 

For more info on how to use Android Auto, check this article.

 

Extra troubleshooting tips

 

  • If you’re connected via Bluetooth, go on the device you're connected to and select 'Forget Device', restart the app, reconnect it and click play.
  • If you’re connected via USB connection, while connected, double click and swipe up and close the app (for iOS) and re-open the app to being playing.

 

There’s also more info and tips about using Spotify in the car on a number of devices in this article.

 

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