Spotify assessments streaming gadget for vehicles

Spotify is testing a tool to determine how folks take heed to music whereas driving.


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

Spotify says it is solely utilizing the Car Thing gadget to check “how people listen in the car,” as the corporate’s focus is not on creating hardware however on being the world’s greatest audio platform.

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

“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 toward determining tips on how to assist drivers make it via their lengthy commutes. The music streaming big says Americans spend 70 billion hours driving yearly.

A small variety of Spotify Premium customers have been invited to participate within the assessments, which is able to run within the US solely.

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

Spotify in April hit 100 million subscribers, double the variety of folks on Apple Music, and is at present providing three months of Premium for 99 cents.