Spotify announces ‘Car Thing’ as its first hardware device: gadgets

This has such a small use case that I’m sure it will end up getting junk in a few years and only be found in landfills or glove boxes …

IMO, which would be better, is a similar device for owners of older vehicles with built-in stereo / infotainment systems that cannot be easily replaced. The screen then only works as an Apple CarPlay and Android Auto screen. Dash or fan mount, USB or wired power supply with 3.5mm connection and / or BT passthrough to existing main unit, as some Garmin / TomTom devices do.

This way you get all the Spotify features of this point of sale, but with all the iOS / Android additions without having to separate the interior of the car and install a janky third-party unit that won’t fit or work. not correctly …

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