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Spotify in the car

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

Tip: Get lost in the music, not the road, with Waze.

Play in the car

Note: Some cars require Spotify Premium, and supported connection types vary between devices and regions. Check out Spotify Gear for more information about specific models. If you don’t see yours there you can check with the car’s manufacturer.

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 an built-in app, or through a range of connection methods such as those detailed below. Check out how to play Spotify with makes such as Jaguar Land Rover, Volvo, BMW, MINI, and TESLA.

Older models

If you’re rocking more retro wheels, there are all still plenty of ways to gear it with Spotify.

Tip: It’s possible to purchase devices that plug in to your car’s stereo system, or even its cigarette lighter, to enable some of these connection types. Check with your car’s manufacturer for more information.

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 Spotify and Bluetooth.

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

Send your music from your Android mobile to your car with Spotify and 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.

Always set up Spotify before you drive and avoid interacting with your device while the car is in motion.

Never let your use of a mobile device distract you from the driving task. Always drive safely, with your hands on the wheel and eyes and attention on the road.


If you have Premium, you can listen to your music offline.

If you have Free, you may need to be connected to the internet. You can use your mobile data, or some cars offer their own data plan. Check with the manufacturer for more info.

If Spotify isn’t working in the car, check:

If you’re still having trouble after those checks, these steps can help:

  • Restart the Spotify app.
  • Close any other apps you’re not using.
  • Restart your devices.
  • Restart your internet connection.
  • If possible, try a different connection.

If the problem persists, you may need to perform further troubleshooting. Check out the support sites for the car manufacturer for help with:

  • Connection issues.
  • Managing your car’s data plan.

Check out other articles on our support site for help with your Spotify account and subscription, listening offline, or if you can’t play music.