About 3 years ago, various rumors suggested that Spotify was working on a device for the car that would allow users to enjoy all the content available on the platform without having to use our smartphone, since would include 4G connectivity.
However, it seems that this idea has been discarded, rather than having been completely reconstructed. Swedish music streaming company officially introduced Car Thing, the world’s first hardware device oriented for use in vehicles.
According to the company, this product aimed at customers who want an in-car listening experience “More fluid and personalized”.
An experience mainly oriented towards the large number of vehicles that are not compatible with modern information systems and entertainment mainly handled by CarPlay and Android Auto.
This device is intended for subscribers of the platform, it has a touchscreen, navigation pad, voice control functions and four buttons that the user can configure to suit their needs such as favorite music, podcast, playlists …
The user interface is inspired by the mobile version to make it familiar to users. Car thing fanoints via Bluetooth or via AUX or USB cable and includes a wide variety of brackets to fit all types of dash grilles.
Spotify is sending this device for free to a small number of users, who will only have to pay the shipping cost.
When it officially goes on sale, will be priced at $ 79.99, even if for the moment it is not known to what extent its commercialization is planned and if it will do so at the same time in the world or initially in the United States and gradually spread to the rest of the world.