The self-awaited device from Spotify, a voice music player colloquially known as Car Thing, has just appeared in a handful of in-app playback that it has discovered MacRumors collaborator Steve Moser, who found the images in the Spotify app code. These reproductions are quite consistent with photographs of the actual transaction filed as part of documents filed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which Edge reported back in January.
Thanks to these displays, we have a much clearer view of the developed design of the Spotify Car Thing, which includes a large button on the right, a color screen and four buttons on the top. The previous official company came back when the product was officially announced in 2019 it showed a much smaller screen.
However, the design of the Spotify has since moved closer to the smart display style, which makes sense given that it now looks more like the miniature infotainment screen you’ll find in a modern vehicle. These new displays show the screen and possible interface design, in addition to different installation models for attaching the device to different parts of the dashboard.
It is not known when or even whether Spotify intends to officially launch the product. The company’s February event, which detailed its new level of Hi-Fi streaming, came and went without new information about Car Thing, and the device was announced in 2019 as a simple test product to help Spotify understand better listening habits. while traveling.
So, there is no official product name, potential release date or any other information on whether it will ever come out of the Spotify test lab and become a consumer car. But updated design and FCC documents – and now in-app displays – suggest the product could have a future. We just don’t know what it looks like now.