Spotify tests streaming device for cars

Spotify is testing a device to figure out how people listen to music while driving.


Spotify

Spotify is testing a voice-controlled device for cars that’ll play music and podcasts.

Spotify says it’s only using the Car Thing device to test “how people listen in the car,” as the company’s focus isn’t on developing hardware but on being the world’s biggest audio platform.

“We don’t have any current plans to make this specific device available,” Spotify said. 

“We might do similar voice-specific tests in the future, so don’t be surprised if you hear about ‘Voice Thing’ and ‘Home Thing.'”

For now, Car Thing is aimed at figuring out how to help drivers make it through their long commutes. The music streaming giant says Americans spend 70 billion hours driving every year.

A small number of Spotify Premium users have been invited to take part in the tests, which will run in the US only.

“The learnings from our test will dictate how we develop experiences everywhere you listen,” Spotify explained.

Spotify in April hit 100 million subscribers, double the number of people on Apple Music, and is currently offering three months of Premium for 99 cents.

Source link


Leave a Reply

Subscribe to our newsletter

Join our monthly newsletter and never miss out on new stories and promotions.
Techhnews will use the information you provide on this form to be in touch with you and to provide updates and marketing.

You can change your mind at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in the footer of any email you receive from us, or by contacting us at newsletter@techhnews.com. We will treat your information with respect.

%d bloggers like this: