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apple music starts instead of spotify with car bluetooth

apple music starts instead of spotify with car bluetooth






iPhone 12

Operating System

iOS 14.2.1


My Question or Issue

Hi all, 

I have an issue when starting the music streaming as I get into my car.

The car automatically connects via bluetooth to the iPhone and when I select to play media, the car plays the music I have stored on my device through Apple Music instead of playing Spotify.

Anybody else with the same issue? It's frustrating that every time I have to switch the app manually and that Spotify doesn't start automatically.

Is there a way to solve this?

Thank you all for the help.


Just to know, the car is a Volkswagen Golf 8. Could it be a problem also of the VW interface?

1 Reply

Hi there @njsu-6zex_hx,

Thanks for reaching out about this in the Community!


Can you let us know if you're streaming music from the Spotify app on your car's onboard system or from the Spotify app on your iPhone?


You can try switching on Car mode to Only in Car from the app settings.


We'll be on the lookout for your reply.



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