Spotify is withdrawing Car View, and users are understandably angry

Everyone likes to listen to music in their car, so it’s not surprising that Spotify had a car view mode that allowed users to jam out to their favorite tracks more easily (and more importantly, securely) while driving. However, all good things must have an end, and we are gathered here today to show our respect for Car View, as Spotify has tragically killed the feature – and users with cars are understandably very angry about it.

Concerned Spotify users have written to a thread on their community forums, complaining that Car View, which would typically appear in Settings, no longer appears on their device, causing the app to go to the main playback view instead of the driver. friendly interface. A Spotify forum moderator arrived to provide a context for confirming Car View’s death:


We can confirm that we are withdrawing the car viewing feature. However, this does not mean that we do not want to improve the way our users listen to Spotify while running. On the contrary, we are actively exploring a number of new ways to deliver the best listening experience in the car. Think of retiring as something to happen in an effort to make room for new innovations along the way.

Spotify recently launched a new piece of hardware for drivers. We hope Car Thing does not become the only replacement for Car View, because it’s not great to get people to buy an $ 80 add-on to give them access to functionality they already had. We did not like it much either.

Users complain in the thread and we can not blame them for it. Aside from making empty promises that it’s working on better alternatives, Spotify suggests a handful of solutions, like using Google Assistant to listen to music, which would be unnecessary if the app had a proper one, you know. because fashion.

If you’re in the US and you’ve addicted to Car View, now might be the time to either buy a Car Thing or move to another streaming app.

Thanks: Yuri Vidal

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