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Spotify Killing Off Car Thing Proves It Has No Idea How Android Auto and CarPlay Work
Spotify Killing Off Car Thing Proves It Has No Idea How Android Auto and CarPlay Work

6 Aug 2022, 13:37 UTC / Car Thing, a device that was launched with so much fanfare earlier this year, is getting the ax because it didn’t make any sense anyway

 
Go Home, Spotify, You’re Drunk: Car Thing Killed Off After Only Five Months
Go Home, Spotify, You’re Drunk: Car Thing Killed Off After Only Five Months

27 Jul 2022, 19:44 UTC / Spotify has decided to retire Car Thing, its ambitious hardware project that allowed users to listen to music behind the wheels

 
It Looks Like Spotify Really Wants to Build an Android Auto and CarPlay Alternative
It Looks Like Spotify Really Wants to Build an Android Auto and CarPlay Alternative

7 Apr 2022, 21:59 UTC / Car Thing is getting a bunch of updates that push the device into Android Auto and CarPlay territory; the new features are rolling out this week

 
Spotify Kills Off Car View, Long Live Car Mode
Spotify Kills Off Car View, Long Live Car Mode

30 Mar 2022, 20:19 UTC / A new Car Mode is currently in development, with Spotify now letting a small set of users try it out when listening to music via Bluetooth

 
Spotify Drops Support for Pioneer and Kenwood Head Units
Spotify Drops Support for Pioneer and Kenwood Head Units

20 Mar 2022, 20:06 UTC / Launching the app from these head units is no longer possible, with users now being told to switch to Bluetooth or USB connections

 
Spotify Makes Its Android Auto and CarPlay Alternative Available for All Users
Spotify Makes Its Android Auto and CarPlay Alternative Available for All Users

22 Feb 2022, 22:59 UTC / Car Thing no longer requires a special invitation, so pretty much anyone in the United States can order the device from Spotify’s website

 
Spotify Brings Its Android Auto and CarPlay Alternative to More Users
Spotify Brings Its Android Auto and CarPlay Alternative to More Users

14 Oct 2021, 22:00 UTC / The company has announced that Car Thing is now available for more users in the United States, as it’s giving more people the chance to buy the device

 
Spotify Hopes It Can Replace Android Auto With Its Own Media Player
Spotify Hopes It Can Replace Android Auto With Its Own Media Player

14 Apr 2021, 08:28 UTC / The company has announced Car Thing, a new device available as a limited product in the United States for Premium subscribers

 
Spotify’s Mysterious Car Device Leaks Again as Launch Could Be Near
Spotify’s Mysterious Car Device Leaks Again as Launch Could Be Near

3 Apr 2021, 09:57 UTC / New photos that have apparently been discovered in the most recent version of Spotify for iPhone indicate the Car Thing project is evolving

 
Spotify’s Car Thing Leaks, Looks Hard on the Eyes
Spotify’s Car Thing Leaks, Looks Hard on the Eyes

16 Jan 2021, 12:09 UTC / Spotify is still working on its “Car Think” piece of hardware, though right now, it looks completely different from the 2019 prototype