Spotify is retiring Car View, and users are understandably pissed

Everyone loves listening to music in their car, so it’s no wonder Spotify had a Car View mode, allowing users to listen to their favorite tracks more easily (and more importantly, safely. ) while driving. However, all good things must come to an end, and we’re gathered here today to pay our respects to Car View, as Spotify tragically removed the feature, and users with cars are understandably very angry about it.


Concerned Spotify users have been posting to a thread on their community forums, complaining that Car View, which was normally displayed in Settings, no longer appeared on their device, causing the app to default to the main game view instead of the controller. friendly interface. A Spotify forum moderator came by to offer some context on that, confirming that Car View is dead:

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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 deliver the best in-car listening experience. Think of looking away from the car as something that needs to happen in an effort to make way for the new innovations to come.

Spotify recently released a new piece of controller hardware. We hope Car Thing isn’t the only Car View replacement, because getting people to buy an $ 80 add-on to give them access to the functionality they already had isn’t great. We didn’t like it very much either.


Users are complaining on the thread and we can’t blame them for it. In addition to making empty promises that you are working on better alternatives, Spotify suggests a handful of solutions, like using the Google Assistant to listen to music, which would be unnecessary if the app had a proper function, you know, because fashion.

If you’re in the US and you trust Car View, maybe now is the time to buy a Car Thing or switch to another streaming app.

Thanks: Yuri Vidal


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