Used by tens of millions of users across the planet, Spotify is a feature-packed music and podcast streaming app. Among these, we note in particular the possibility of listening to titles on domestic devices or even in the car. To learn how to connect Spotify to your vehicle, here are all the recommended steps.
The Spotify application is integrated into the dashboard of many brand vehicles such as BMW, Mini, Chevrolet, Volvo, VW, etc.
To learn more and check the compatibility of your vehicle, do not hesitate to consult the Spotify Everywhere page. If your car is not listed on this page, you can still use one of the ways listed below.
Use Spotify in the car with Android Auto
Android Auto technology was specifically developed to safely use apps like Spotify. For this, it is necessary to have a compatible car as well as a smartphone on which Android version 5.0 or later is installed.
By connecting the latter to the vehicle or to the compatible radio, the Spotify application is automatically offered on the navigation screen and it is even possible to control it via voice commands from Google Assistant. To learn more, be sure to visit the Android Auto site.
Use Spotify in the car with Google Maps
To take advantage of this feature, it is imperative that the Spotify and Google Maps applications are installed on your Android smartphone.
- From the Google Maps application, navigate to the main menu which is located at the top left of the page.
- Click on the icon with your profile picture (or nut icon) to reach the ” Settings ” menu.
- Then select ” Navigation settings ” and then ” Show media playback controls “.
- Finally, choose Spotify and validate the connection.
All listening features are then available at the bottom of the navigation map. More options are displayed by clicking on the Spotify logo.
Use Spotify in the car with Bluetooth
By connecting a smartphone to your car’s Bluetooth, the car display is done automatically. Spotify’s interface is then optimized for listening to music or podcasts while limiting distractions. Plus, larger icons provide easy access to listening features.
If you wish to deactivate this car display, open the Spotify application, access the Preferences menu located at the top right, and in the ” Car ” section, scroll down the small drop-down menu then click on ” Never “.
Use Spotify in the car with an AUX or USB cable
To listen to Spotify tracks in the car, it is also possible to use an AUX or USB cable. Before proceeding, make sure you have the correct cable, and do not hesitate to change it if it seems damaged.
To find out how to connect Spotify to other devices, such as televisions, speakers, or connected watches, do not hesitate to consult the dedicated tutorial below.