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Spotify Car Thing is out on an invite basis: Here’s how to join the free waiting list

For now, the new dashboard device is a “limited product launch,” meaning it’s only available on an invite basis for eligible Spotify users in the U.S.

Spotify Car Thing is out on an invite basis: Here’s how to join the free waiting list
[Photo: courtesy of Spotify]

After many rumors and much speculation from the driving public, Spotify has just announced a new thing for your car.

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Can you even guess what it’s called?

That’s right—Car Thing.

The voice-activated smart player connects to your dashboard and lets you quickly play music, listen to news or podcasts, or pretty much do anything you can do with Spotify. It also has a touch screen and dial so you can control it with your hands in addition to using your voice. Images and other details about the device have been leaking over the past few months.

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[Photo: courtesy of Spotify]

Now, Car Thing is officially here, but there’s a catch. Spotify is calling it a “limited product launch,” meaning you can only get one on an invite basis, and you have to be based in the United States (where car culture rules, we’re told). What’s more, “Car Thing requires a paid Spotify Premium subscription plan and a smartphone with WiFi or mobile data connection,” according to Spotify’s blog post.

The good news is, Spotify is giving Car Thing away for free to select users at the moment.

If you’re interested in (eventually) getting a Car Thing, all you have to do is join the waitlist and hope for the best. To do that, visit this link, click “put me on the list,” and sign in with your Spotify account to continue.

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[Photo: courtesy of Spotify]
Good luck and drive safely!

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Christopher Zara is a senior staff news editor for Fast Company and obsessed with media, technology, business, culture, and theater. Before coming to FastCo News, he was a deputy editor at International Business Times, a theater critic for Newsweek, and managing editor of Show Business magazine

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