Car Thing from Spotify available for free

Updated on

June 10, 2021

Spotify just released information about Car Thing—their new smart player that uses voice commands to control your spotify premium account inside your car. Best part? It's available in the US for free.

Man turning control wheel on spotify car thing

It's specifically designed for cars, and quickly attaches with their universal mount to any vent.

car thing attached to vent playing sunday morning by hidden  jewelss

The display is pretty straight forward, and is controlled with voice, touch screen buttons, or the giant dial. All can be used to browse select, play, or discover new music.

car thing attached to car vent playing a podcast

There are also four preset buttons that allow you to quickly listen to your commonly played artists, playlists, stations and podcasts.

6 spotify car things showing various UI states

Spotify Car Thing wait list

The best part is, the Car Thing is available for free at the time of this article, then will later retail for $79.99. It's only available to US residents, and you can get one by signing up to the waitlist on their site.

Spotify Car Thing in Canada

As a Canadian, I'm used to getting tech a little bit behind our American friends. There is no official release date announced for the Car Thing in Canada, but I'll keep my eyes open and will post any updates as they come in.

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