“While we understand there’s been some speculation about our future plans,’Car Thing’ was developed to help us learn more about the way people listen to podcasts and music. Our attention remains on getting the world’s number one sound platform, not on creating hardware,” Spotify said in a blog post on Friday.
The device plugs into a car’s 12-volt socket for electricity and connects to both an individual’s automobile and phone over Bluetooth.
The aftermath term for the apparatus as intended is”Hey Spotify”, which, accompanied by a tune request would allow users to get their own playlists and listen to their favorite songs, The Verge reported.
“Automobile Thing” was created with a circular screen on both sides, to show what is being played, and on the other side are a set of buttons that may be used to get playlist presets.
The evaluation is supposed to include a small group of individuals and as part of the test, some premium users would receive the device at no cost.
“We don’t have any present plans to create this particular apparatus readily available to consumers, but the learnings from our test will dictate how we create experiences everywhere you listen,” Spotify added in its own post.