Spotify Car Thing rolls out new feature; know how to make your drive better

Spotify Car Thing now allows users to take and dismiss incoming calls, switch between media by presets, or voice, or simply tapping the screen.

| Updated on: Aug 22 2022, 11:24 IST
Spotify Car Thing gets new feature!
Spotify Car Thing gets new feature! (Spotify)
Spotify Car Thing gets new feature!
Spotify Car Thing gets new feature! (Spotify)

Spotify has announced a bunch of new features and control on its Car Thing. Spotify Car Thing is a $90 device launched in the US in February 2022. It's basically an infotainment system for cars. The music streaming platform has now shared that the device will create a more seamless and personalized in-car listening experience for users with the new features rolling out. With these new features, users will now be able to respond to phone calls, queue songs and podcasts, and display and control other media on Car Thing. Check out all the new features launched for Spotify Car Thing

Spotify Car Thing is rolling out new features

1. Answer phone calls without any hassle: Now users can see, answer, and dismiss incoming calls seamlessly via Spotify's Car Thing.

2. Control other media: Users can now play and control other media on the Car Thing device as well. They can easily switch back to Spotify by using presets, or voice, or simply tapping the screen.

3. Add songs to queue: The ability to queue additional songs and podcasts is one of the most useful features. Users can access it in four different ways: With touch, With the dial, Voice command and view the queue. To opt for Touch mode, users will be required to tap the “Add to queue” icon next to a track in the playlist. With the dial functionality, users will have to press and keep holding the dial to play or add to the queue the highlighted track. The Voice command will allow users to queue songs by just saying, “Hey Spotify, queue ‘drivers license'” or whatever track they'd like to listen to next! To view the queue, just say “Hey Spotify, open my queue” or press and keep holding the dial when in the “Now Playing” view.

4. Voice command to get a personalized playlist for any mood: Users can now simply ask for any genre, mood, or activity to play the kind of music they want to hear. For example, they can say “Hey Spotify, play cozy Sunday RnB,” and the music streaming platform will instantly create a personalized playlist from their request.

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First Published Date: 08 Apr, 13:35 IST
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