Spotify removes the “car view” option, and new options arrive

Spotify noted that it removed the “Car View” functionality but only to bring improvements to users (Photo: Fabian Sommer / dpa) (Fabian Sommer /)

The streaming service Spotify withdrew from the application of Android the “car” functionality or “Car View”, Introduced since 2019 with the aim that drivers could listen and select their music in a simple and non-distracting way, promising to add another option.

However, it is not yet clear if the alternative will reach all operating systems and therefore will also disappear on other devices. “car” mode, because although many are not affected, others are already suffering.

At the beginning, the users were the ones who protested and began to ask in a forum what had happened with this modality. After that, a moderator of Spotify He replied:

“We can confirm that we will retire the car view function. However, this does not mean that we do not want to improve the way our users listen. Spotify while driving. Rather, we are actively exploring a variety of new ways to deliver the best in-car listening experience. Think taking your eyes off the car as something that needs to happen in an effort to make way for the new innovations to come. “

The car mode function, which has ceased to appear in the settings of the Spotify application for Android (Photo: Europa Press)
The car mode function, which is no longer appearing in the settings of the Spotify application for Android (Photo: Europa Press) (SPOTIFY /)

“Please bear with us for now. As we work behind the scenes to enhance the experience, an alternative would be to listen hands-free through the Assistant of Google. This function also works with Google maps so you can browse while listening Spotify. To do so, you can link your accounts and say “Ok Google, play Spotify”.

After that, another moderator confirmed that Spotify would be withdrawing some functions on Android such as the “Now playing” view to make way for future modalities.

Spotify plans to introduce short videos in the style of TikTok

It is no mystery to mention that TikTok is one of the most popular social networks today. The application of ByteDance It has gained global relevance, which has led other platforms to copy some of its key features. The last application that was incorporated, although as a test, is Spotify.

The music streaming service has started testing a new section in the smartphone app. Is named To find out (Discover, in English) and its icon appears in the application’s quick access bar, between Start and Search. What is known about this section is that it is like the ‘feed’ that we all know on TikTok. But this time, it will be exclusive to music videos where users can navigate by scrolling vertically.

Spotify did not say how much the improvements will come (Photo: Fabian Sommer / dpa)
Spotify did not say how much the improvements will come (Photo: Fabian Sommer / dpa) (Fabian Sommer /)

The aforementioned feature has been discovered by Chris Messina, who posted a video on Twitter of the first tests in action. According to Messina himself, Note that when available, individual tracks can be liked as you browse the feed, and there is also a menu icon with three dots to show the options for each song.

“OMG, for the first time in how long (?), @Spotify has added a FOURTH icon to their toolbar: Discover!”, it can be read by its translation into Spanish.

Spotify adds a section with tracks from Netflix movies and series

Thanks to this ‘hub’, Streaming video platform users no longer have to search Spotify track by track because nowadays everything that Red N series and movies produce is stored in a single sectionas well as “inspired by” themed compilations and orchestral soundtracks from famous composers who have achieved some of the biggest Hollywood hits in recent years. If you want to read the full note, go to this link.

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