Spotify Adds CarPlay Support in Latest iOS Update

Spotify today released a new version of its iOS app [Direct Link] that adds Apple CarPlay integration. Spotify was among several iOS apps, including CBS Radio, iHeartRadio and Beats Music, that pledged support for the in-car iOS feature when it was unveiled earlier this year, and Spotify's update arrives just as Pioneer is rolling out CarPlay firmware support for several existing aftermarket systems.

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The updated music player will allow users to access their Spotify account using the car's in-dash receiver and a compatible iPhone. Other changes in version 1.8.0 include support for spoken Swedish and Québécois on iOS 8 and other various iOS 8 bug fixes.

What's new

New: Now supports Apple CarPlay! Play Spotify in your CarPlay equipped vehicle. Just connect a compatible iPhone.
New: Spotify can now speak Swedish, and Québécois on iOS 8.
Fixed: Various new bugs on iOS 8.

Apple's CarPlay technology brings iOS features such as navigation, messaging, music playback and more to car dashboards, making it easier for users to interact with those services while in the vehicle. Several automobile manufacturers, including Audi, Ferrari, Ford, Hyundai, and others, have partnered with Apple to bring the technology to their cars in upcoming model years.

Related Roundup: CarPlay

Top Rated Comments

iRalph Avatar
125 months ago
Still no iPhone 6 support…
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Menel Avatar
125 months ago
You know, because Apple has only sold more than 10 million phones. I'm waiting for spotify to support landscape mode. Is that too much to ask?! And I want iPhones 6/6+ support on most apps.

Still no iPhone 6 support…

Jeez... the Apple Store app just got updated yesterday... and the KNEW about the iPhone 6. Give these guys time.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Fresh1 Avatar
125 months ago
Trying to patiently wait for Apple to approve optimized iP6/6+ apps :mad:
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DevinPitcher Avatar
125 months ago
I have CarPlay and it's awesome. Too bad the Spotify update for CarPlay has made it so unstable. :mad:
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JawnVawka Avatar
125 months ago
I'm thinking Spotify isn't concerned yet because the iPhone 6 hasn't hit critical mass for them yet.

You know, because Apple has only sold more than 10 million phones. I'm waiting for spotify to support landscape mode. Is that too much to ask?! And I want iPhones 6/6+ support on most apps.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iTim314 Avatar
125 months ago
If only Honda would get rolling on Carplay support...
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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