August 8, 2022

What you need to know

  • Spotify has discontinued its vehicle device called Car Thing.
  • This device could be attached to a vehicle’s center console for a hands-free music experience.
  • U.S. consumers can purchase a Car Thing for $50 while Spotify’s summer sale lasts.

According to a post by XDA, Spotify has announced the discontinuation of its first-party hardware device made for vehicles, known as Car Thing.

Though short-lived, Spotify’s Car Thing was certainly an interesting car infotainment device. It was typically mounted around a car’s center console and featured Spotify content exclusively — in fact, a Spotify Premium subscription was required for customers to use the Car Thing.