Spotify (download for iOS or Android) is rolling out Car View, a simplified way to use the music streaming app while driving. The launch seems to be limited for now, showing up on Pixel 3 XLs only at this point, according to 9to5Google.
Car View presents a minimalist display of the artist's name and song title. You'll only have access to necessary controls like track changing, play, pause, favorite and shuffle. Here's how to tell if the new feature is on your phone:
- Open your Spotify app
- Connect to Bluetooth
- Tap Your Library
- Tap the settings gear
- Scroll down until you see Car
- Toggle to allow (or turn off) Car View
Drivers can dismiss Car View temporarily by tapping the three dots menu. Car View will turn on when you start your next trip. Modifying Car View in your Spotify Settings can fully disable the feature.
Spotify has a wide range of partnerships that allow drivers to enjoy their favorite music and podcasts without being as distracted by their smartphones.
The music streaming app supports Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Waze and Google Maps. Listen: The Gesture Music Player iOS app works similarly to Car View, with a gesture-based interface and a minimalist display.
Not everyone's smartphone or vehicle works with the technology to be completely hands free, but the minimalist app displays can make their use safer.
Spotify Car View is only available on Android for now, but the company hopes to roll out support for iOS soon.
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