Spotify in the car

Hitting the road? Bring Spotify with you in the car.

Note: Some cars require Spotify Premium.

Newer models

Most newer cars now have their own entertainment systems, which makes it super easy to bring Spotify along for the ride. You can do so either direct from a built-in app, or through a range of connection methods such as those detailed below.

You can also visit Spotify Gear to see which cars we support. If you don’t see yours there, you can check with the car’s manufacturer.

Older models

There are still plenty of ways to play Spotify in older car models:

You may be able use an AUX or USB cable to directly connect your mobile or tablet to your car.

Note: Check with your car’s manufacturer to make sure you have the correct cable.

A Bluetooth connection is a classic way to transfer your listening between your mobile or tablet to your car.  

Find out more about Bluetooth.

Send your music from your iPhone to your car with CarPlay.

Send your music from your Android mobile to your car with Android Auto.

Send your music from the Spotify app on your mobile or tablet to your car.

Find out more and learn how to use Spotify Connect.

For your safety

Only use your mobile device when allowed by law and when conditions permit safe use.

Set up Spotify before you drive and avoid interacting with your device while the car is in motion. Always drive safely, with your hands on the wheel and eyes and attention on the road.

I can't play Spotify in my car

If you're having trouble playing Spotify in your car, check out I can't play Spotify in my car for how to troubleshoot the issue depending on your connection type.

Last updated: 16 November, 2018