Spotify, today, announced its first hardware product — Car Thing. Car Thing is the company’s first in-car entertainment system, which mounts on your car’s dashboard. It has a big touchscreen in the front, a knob to control music, and is available to Spotify Premium users in the United States.
Virtual Assistants like Siri and Google Assistant have evolved a lot in the recent past. Now Spotify has entered the virtual assistant space with its new voice assistant. You can now say “Hey Spotify” on your iPhone to play a song, album, or playlist.
Spotify was rumored to be working on hardware called “Car Thing” in 2019. Two years later, most of us have forgotten about it, but it seems like Spotify is still working on it. Spotify did announce Car Thing, but they didn’t reveal much. Now MacRumors has spotted images of Car Thing in the Spotify App Code.
Clubhouse has been gaining popularity since its release. Spotify, today, as a part of its recent acquisition of Betty Labs, announced its plan of bringing a Clubhouse-like live audio feature to its app.
Spotify keeps on tweaking app homepage to add new features and make content discovery easier. Now Spotify has announced yet another major homepage revamp. It is designed to help you resume listening to your favorite song or podcast.
With less than 30 days to go for 2020 to end, Spotify’s year-end roundup of the top music, genre, artists, and more that have listened to throughout the year is now available. If you are looking to view your Spotify Wrapped 2020, just follow the steps in this guide.
In September, we saw that Spotify testing direct music streaming from its the Apple Watch app. Now the feature seems to be finally rolling out to more users. Other music streaming platforms like Pandora already offer a similar feature on Apple Watch.
Spotify has started rolling out an update for its iPhone app that adds home screen widgets for iOS 14. The addition of home screen widgets has been one of the most anticipated and welcomed changes by iPhone users. Many developers were quick to roll out an update for their app to add home screen widgets support for it on the day iOS 14 was released. Nearly a month after iOS 14’s public release, Spotify has also updated its app with iOS 14 home screen widgets.
At today’s event, Apple announced the Apple One subscription bundle. The subscription bundle is offered in three tiers and you can save money by subscribing at a combined monthly price. The Apple One announcement has ruffled some feathers.