Spotify in the car

Every journey needs an epic soundtrack. When you’re on the road, it’s easy to bring Spotify along for the ride.

Here are some ways to play Spotify in the car:

Note: Some cars require Spotify Premium.

Many car media systems offer a Spotify app built into the stereo. Check out Spotify Everywhere to see which ones.

Don’t worry if your car’s not listed, you can check with the manufacturer, and there are plenty of other ways to play in the car listed below.

Go wireless and play Spotify on Bluetooth supported car stereos.

Find out more about setting up Bluetooth.

Car view

When you connect your phone to your car’s Bluetooth, car view automatically turns on.

You see larger, driver-friendly icons in the Now Playing view, and you can quickly change what plays with Choose Music at the bottom of the screen.

To disable Car view:

  1. Tap Home .
  2. Tap Settings .
  3. Under Car, switch Car view off.

You may be able to 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.

Connect your Android mobile to Android Auto compatible cars.

For help setting up, visit the Android Auto Help Center.

Connect your iPhone to Apple CarPlay compatible cars.

For help setting up, visit the Apple CarPlay support site.

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.

Need help?

Check out I can't play Spotify in my car for troubleshooting help depending on your issue and connection type.

Last updated: 17 September, 2019