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Spotify Premium Members: Free Car Thing Device w/ Signup

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Spotify offers Premium Members: Free Car Thing Device when you signup on the Waitlist. Shipping is $6.99.

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Deal Instructions:
  1. Log into or create a Spotify Premium account
    • Note: Users on a free or discounted trial of Premium Individual, Premium Family, Premium Duo or Premium Student are not eligible for this Car Thing Offer
  2. Go to Spotify Car Thing Offer and click on the pink 'Put Me on the List" button
  3. Enter your information
  4. Click Submit
  5. After you have received an email from Spotify stating that you are eligible to receive a Car Thing, you must follow the steps in the email:
    • Visit carthing.fromspotify.com
    • Add the Car Thing to your cart
    • Enter a form of payment
      • Note: Spotify gift cards and non-recurring payment methods cannot be used to participate in this Car Thing Offer
  6. Your Car Thing will be shipped to you, shipping is $6.99.

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    • More information on the Car Thing here
    • One Car Thing per eligible subscriber, while supplies last
  • About this product:
    • Compatible with iOS 14 and Android 8 or above.
    • Car Thing connects to the Spotify app on your smartphone and uses the mobile data or Wi-Fi connection from your smartphone to work.
    • If you can play music from your phone on your car stereo today, The Car Thing will work using a USB outlet, Bluetooth and AUX. Works with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
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https://newsroom.spotify.com/2021-04-13/spotify-launches-our-newest-exploration-a-limited-release-of-car-thing-a-smart-player-for-your-car/​ [spotify.com]

https://carthing.spotify.com

Car Thing is available at no cost for a limited time
Except shipping*
*Currently available for US only. Estimated shipping costs $6.99 for continental US and $14.99 for Alaska and Hawaii. Additional taxes may apply.


Spotify's Car Thing, a gadget that lets users access the company's streaming music offering in a driver-friendly format, is finally a product regular Spotify Premium subscribers have a chance of getting their hands on. As part of the device's formal launch, subscribers can sign up to get one, and, remarkably, Spotify is discounting the entire $80 price, asking that eligible customers only pay the $7 shipping charge.

What exactly is Car Thing? It's a device that Spotify has been working on for a few years, using early prototypes to understand how its customers interact with Spotify's streaming audio content while in their cars. The version that the company has just released looks like a smartphone with a large rotating knob attached to the front of the display.

Spotify's introductory offer of an essentially free Car Thing is no doubt going to create huge demand, especially among Spotify subscribers who don't own cars with a CarPlay– or Android Auto-compatible system. It will be more interesting to see what happens after this offer is over and the device starts selling for its regular $80 price.


AT&T Thanks via ATT is offering Free Spotify Premium 6 months for free valid w/ Eligible AT&T Services/Customers only. Note, offer is not available if you've previously tried Spotify Premium.

https://www.att.com/att/attthanks/en/index.html?

https://www.spotify.com/us/claim/att-thanks/​ [spotify.com]

Auto renews at $9.99/month after 6 month offer period, unless canceled. Cancel anytime. Must be new to Premium. Valid for AT&T customers that received a unique link to access the offer. Offer valid thru Aug 5, 2021.
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04-16-2021 at 09:01 AM
It gets data via your phone via Bluetooth.

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This looks like a bad idea to me. Single-purpose, throwaway devices that have questionable longevity are not the kind of product I expect in 2021.
I think it is actually awesome for those who use Spotify Premium daily and are in the category of people who don't have smart radios/new cars. The regular phone app isn't that good for commuting and this looks much easier to navigate/fuss-free.

I'd use this in a heartbeat. I wouldn't pay full price but if I get it for free I'd gladly pay the $7 to ship it to me.
So it connects via aux or BT to your car stereo, something your phone can already do, but it still has to connect through your phone in order to get songs.

All you really get is a quick and easy interface to access said songs all while most vehicle manufacturers are moving towards better infotainment setups with apple carplay and android auto where Spotify is already supported.

So this fills the niche of the older infotainment cars or those who want to pick and see their songs on the fly...that's a very small niche IMO.

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This looks like a bad idea to me. Single-purpose, throwaway devices that have questionable longevity are not the kind of product I expect in 2021.
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This looks like a bad idea to me. Single-purpose, throwaway devices that have questionable longevity are not the kind of product I expect in 2021.
I think it is actually awesome for those who use Spotify Premium daily and are in the category of people who don't have smart radios/new cars. The regular phone app isn't that good for commuting and this looks much easier to navigate/fuss-free.

I'd use this in a heartbeat. I wouldn't pay full price but if I get it for free I'd gladly pay the $7 to ship it to me.
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I love this idea. If the device has a memory of the last item I played on the device then it's worth $80. I listen differently on my phone/at home then I do in the car. I listen to more podcasts in the car, if this can pick up where I left off from on the device then I don't have to fiddle with it before driving.
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Added to the waitlist. Thanks OP.
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So it connects via aux or BT to your car stereo, something your phone can already do, but it still has to connect through your phone in order to get songs.

All you really get is a quick and easy interface to access said songs all while most vehicle manufacturers are moving towards better infotainment setups with apple carplay and android auto where Spotify is already supported.

So this fills the niche of the older infotainment cars or those who want to pick and see their songs on the fly...that's a very small niche IMO.
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Meh, why not. Added myself to the list.
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This looks like a bad idea to me. Single-purpose, throwaway devices that have questionable longevity are not the kind of product I expect in 2021.
Yes it's stupid / useless product for people who own something with CarPlay but it is useful for non CarPlay.
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I love this idea. If the device has a memory of the last item I played on the device then it's worth $80. I listen differently on my phone/at home then I do in the car. I listen to more podcasts in the car, if this can pick up where I left off from on the device then I don't have to fiddle with it before driving.
I wouldn't hold my breath, considering every device on which I've ever played Spotify only remembers the last thing I played on Spotify, and not the device itself. But hey, they say pigs have flown before! 🤷 ♀️
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I'm guessing this is a way for them to test the waters to see if there would be demand for such a thing. It's the typical use for waiting lists in validation testing.
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I always try very hard to name my apps with smart sounding names. I will follow Spotify naming convention and call my apps Car Thing, Tablet Thing, Computer Thing 1 and Thing 2.
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Great idea for classic cars that want to add Spotify.
Might be nice in my side by side too.
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