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Spotify's announces its first piece of hardware, a voice-controlled device called ‘Car Thing'

4 days ago   |   By 9to5Mac

Earlier today Spotify announced that it's currently testing a new device called Car Thing. It's being developed to help the company continue its focus on becoming the ‘the world's number one audio platform'. Spotify's Car Thing is powered via a vehicle's 12-volt outlet and will be primarily operated with voice.
Spotify is not the only company dabbling with bringing easier voice controls to cars. Amazon has been working on Echo Auto , an Alexa device developed solely with the car in mind. Anker has taken a stab at Alexa and Google Assistant in the car with its Roav Viva and Bolt .
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Spotify unveils its first-ever hardware device, but you can't actually buy the 'Car Thing'

Spotify unveils its first-ever hardware device, but you can't actually buy the 'Car Thing'

4 days ago   |   By Phone Arena

Spotify has been the unrivaled champion of the thriving music streaming industry for a number of years now, but relying entirely on a service under siege by tech giants including Apple and Amazon seems like decidedly risky business. As such, it's certainly not shocking to see the 2006-founded Swedish company dip its toes into the consumer hardware world with an aptly titled Car Thing device.
This "thing" does pretty much what you expect, reportedly plugging into your car's 12-volt power outlet/cigarette lighter to allow Spotify users to control their smartphone ...
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