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Spotify disables the car view feature, leaving users with no other alternative

Spotify car view feature

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Spotify’s Car View feature had inexplicably vanished, but it’s not a glitch. Spotify officially announced or rather, “whispered” that it was canceling Car View more than a month ago, but it doesn’t appear that it hadn’t gotten to actually doing so on a major scale until recently.

The removal of Car View was noticed by Android Police, who pointed to a post from a company moderator on Spotify’s community forums confirming that it was ending support for the feature in mid-October.

The feature was accessible on Spotify’s iOS and Android apps, and it had a simpler version of the app’s UI, which included playing controls and song titles, as well as larger buttons for easier use while driving.

Read more: Spotify: ‘Car Thing’ to be more broadly available from now

In Spotify’s  reply on its forums, which addressed a question from a user  who couldn’t use Car View, the company’s moderator said that it was “exploring a variety of new ways to deliver the best in-car listening experience.”

Until then, anyone who utilized Car View and was hoping for a similar feature or replacement from the company are out of luck.

“We can confirm that we’re retiring the car view feature,” the moderator wrote.

They also said that “This however doesn’t mean we don’t want to improve on how our users listen to Spotify while driving. On the contrary, we’re actively exploring a variety of new ways to deliver the best in-car listening experience. Think of retiring car-view as something that needs to happen in an effort to make way for new innovations coming down the track.”


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