Online Music Streaming company Spotify is testing it’s first hardware a voice controlled music and podcast player for cars called ‘Car Thing’. Currently the test will be limited to the US and company will invite few selected soptify premium users for the same.
“While we know there has been some speculation about our future plans, ‘Car Thing’ was developed to help us learn more about how people listen to music and podcasts. Our focus remains on becoming the world’s number one audio platform, not on creating hardware,” Spotify said in a blog post on Friday.
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This device will plugs into the vehicle’s 12 Volt outlet for power and can be connected to both a person’s car and phone over Bluetooth.
The Spotify’s hardware product Car Thing is designed with a circular screen on one side, to display what is being played and on the other side are a series of buttons that can be used to access playlist presets.
“We don’t have any current plans to make this specific device available to consumers, but the learning from our test will dictate how we develop experiences everywhere you listen,” Spotify added in its post.