Spotify Automobile View driving-friendly characteristic is being retired, as per moderator on a neighborhood thread. The characteristic supplied customers related info and a simplified interface permitting them to regulate music playback utilizing giant buttons whereas driving. The moderator says that the corporate is “exploring new methods to ship one of the best in-car listening expertise”. In the meantime, Spotify can also be claimed to be engaged on a TikTok-like vertical video feed in its app. It could characteristic the brief movies shared by artists or customers.
A number of customers began to spotlight the absence of the Automobile View characteristic on a Spotify neighborhood discussion board thread. Replying to these messages, a moderator confirmed that the music streaming service is “retiring the automobile view characteristic”. He additionally says that the corporate is actively exploring new methods to ship one of the best in-car listening expertise. “Consider retiring [the] car-view as one thing that should occur in an effort to make method for brand new improvements coming down the monitor,” the moderator posted.
It isn’t clear whether or not the characteristic is being faraway from each Android and Apple. Spotify subscribers can hearken to hands-free music by utilizing Google Assistant. The moderator additionally says that customers can hyperlink Spotify and Google accounts to regulate the app through voice.
This might be a nicely thought out transfer as a result of Spotify was reported to be engaged on an in-car accent with contact controls. It later launched Spotify Automobile Factor, a sensible accent with a show that responds to voice instructions that may be triggered with “Hey Spotify”. It will also be managed with contact gestures or by utilizing the massive dial on the entrance.
In one other Spotify-related improvement, the Swedish audio streaming service supplier is claimed to be engaged on a brief video characteristic like TikTok. As per a tweet by one Chris Messina, Spotify could have a fourth icon within the toolbar referred to as Uncover, which is a “pared down model of a TikTok-style feed of vertical music movies” that may be favored or skipped. Messina additionally says that it’s going to seemingly use the corporate’s Canvas characteristic that enables customers or artists to show static track/ album artwork into eight-second visible loops.