If you don’t have Android Auto in your car, you may have used the “car view” feature to play Spotify songs and podcasts without getting too complicated.
While this Spotify feature offers a simple and practical dynamic, you will no longer be able to use it. The Spotify team has pulled the feature as it has other plans in mind.
Spotify removes car view on Android
A few years ago, Spotify launched the “car view” feature for premium users. A dynamic that offers users a simplified Spotify interface that makes it easy to change songs and podcasts when they are in the car.
It is only necessary to activate the function, connect with the car’s Bluetooth and the content automatically begins to play. A simple and practical dynamic. However, the car view is no longer available in the Spotify app on Android.
This is not a bug, but Spotify has withdrawn this function because it wants to develop a new solution for those who want to listen to music in the car:
We can confirm that we will retire the car view function. However, this does not mean that we do not want to improve the way our users listen to Spotify while driving. Rather, we are actively exploring a variety of new ways to provide the best in-car listening experience.
The Spotify team does not know when it will be able to provide a new function that fulfills this same dynamic, so they have suggested looking for other alternatives. For example, the driving mode of the Google Assistant. Following a similar dynamic to that used by Android Auto on mobiles, it allows to have a Spotify interface adapted to the car.
You can use commands like “Hey Google, listen to Spotify” to use the Google Assistant hands-free and listen to your music in the car.