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Spotify Car Thing gets 'Add to Queue' and call answering features

Spotify Car Thing gets 'Add to Queue' and call answering features

Spotify announced on Thursday that it is adding the ability to answer phone calls and other new features to its Car Thing infotainment system. Owners of the $90 device, which went on sale in February, will still be able to add songs and podcasts to a queue, control other media, and use voice commands.

Car Thing users will be able to view incoming calls and answer or reject them in the Car Thing interface. They'll also be able to switch between Spotify and other media by tapping on Presets, Voice or its screen.

Spotify says the new "Add to Queue" feature is one of the most requested features for the Car Thing; You can do this either by voice (using the "Hey Spotify" prompt), touch, or the device's dial. You can also ask Car Thing to create a personalized playlist by specifying what genre or music you're interested in listening to.

Designed as a more convenient way to control Spotify while you're driving, the Car Thing device uses Bluetooth to connect to your phone, and you can plug it into your car . Can run a cable or connect your phone to your car via Bluetooth. It doesn't have a rechargeable battery, so it must be plugged into your car's USB socket.

Spotify says the feature will automatically roll out to iOS users, and that Android availability will begin "at a later date."

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