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Screen dedicated to listening to music in the car
What is Car Thing for?


Remember just a year ago, Spotify created a surprise by unveiling Car Thing, a funny little touch screen for cars. After a long test phase with a limited number of users, the Swedish music giant has officially launched the marketing of its music streaming accessory. getFastAnswer tells you all about the operation of this music player that clips onto the dashboard of any car..

Screen dedicated to listening to music in the car

It is quite rare to see a company specializing in digital entering the hardware market. However, this is what the music streaming giant has just done. Car Thing, its music player designed for cars is now available in the United States for $89.99.

Spotify has just launched a store dedicated specifically to this accessory. You can access it directly from this address: https://carthing.spotify.com/. And unlike early releases that were only available to a select few Spotify users, Car Thing is now available over-the-counter. The only requirement is that you have a Spotify Premium subscription..

What is Car Thing for?

Touchscreen attaching to the dashboard of a car, Spotify's Car Thing is not content to be just a pretty object. It is also a music streaming player of formidable efficiency.

Thanks to Car Thing, you will be able to listen to all your podcasts and all your playlists very easily without having to take your eyes off the road. The large wheel and the 4 shortcut buttons make it easy to navigate through Spotify's huge catalog and launch your favorite music (artist, playlist, podcasts, stations, albums, etc.) in a fraction of a second..

The device also has an interface specially designed for driving as well as voice control. For example, just say aloud Hey Spotify, play my favorites to start listening to music.

Car Thing is primarily aimed at people who do not have a vehicle equipped with a multimedia system. Today, few entry-level models offer Android Auto or Apple CarPlay. The Spotify accessory is therefore presented as an alternative (music-oriented) to the various on-board infotainment systems available on the market.

If you don't want to buy a new one, Car Thing might be the perfect solution for you. It is now the easiest solution to add Spotify to your car and fully enjoy online music.

image Please note, Car Thing requires an external power supply via a USB cable and a 12 V cigarette lighter type charger supplied with the accessory. It will also be necessary to fix it to the dashboard using the various supports.