Spotify plans to release a music player with voice controls later this year, anonymous sources reported . Spotify earlier annoyed this type of product with pop-up screens in the Spotify app, seen by some customers, as The Verge reported in April, but news confirms its existence. The Times says the device will be priced around $ 100. His hearing messages come as companies including Apple (with CarPlay), Google (Assistant and Android Auto) and Amazon (Alexa), competing for dominating the car.
Spotify's first hardware will try to deliver music directly to customers instead of going through Apple's CarPlay or Android Auto on Google platforms found on newer vehicles that the company already supports. It will sync with car stereo systems via Bluetooth ̵
The presence of a Spotify single-function device that can be left in the car at any time may be more convenient than playing continuously with the phone to play songs via Bluetooth (or with an aux cable). It may also be safer, depending on where you can install the product. While both CarPlay and Android Auto can be configured to play Spotify, not everyone has access to these Apple and Google car software platforms and you have to turn on for the best experience.
Designing a device for Bluetooth-compatible stereo systems gives Spotify a much wider base of potential customers and ensures more vehicle maintenance but convinces people that they need it that it can be a tough sale. The better idea could be related to the Spotify music service, and the company looks like this: Spotify's earlier references to the car product suggest it will be offered as part of a new monthly subscription – although a 12-month commitment may be required . We turned to the company to comment on today's report. Earlier this week, Spotify released a simplified car view mode for its Android app, which is activated automatically when connected to the car's Bluetooth system.