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How to Play Spotify in Car - Five Best Ways

Posted by Adam Gorden on Sep 6, 2023 11:00 AM • Category: Record Audio
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Listening to music is a good way to relax your emotion. when we drive a car to go back home after a tough day at work, a relaxing song can heal our hearts. Spotify is one of the most popular music platforms around the world and it has tons of music from all around the world. Many people are used to listening to their favorite music on Spotify. Can we listen to Spotify music in car? This thing is not difficult. Here we summarize four useful methods to help you play Spotify in car.

Part 1: Play Spotify Music with Spotify App Installed in Car

Now more and more cars have preinstalled Spotify app which allows you to listen to Spotify music in car without resorting to any other tools. Those cars include Mercedes Benz, Volvo, VW, Tesla, Polestar, Mini, and GMC. If you are not sure if your car has this feature, you can ask the maker of your car.

Part 2: Connect Your Phone to Your Car via Bluetooth

Generally, there is a Bluetooth switch in your car. You can enjoy music even when your phone has no signal or WiFi, so using Bluetooth to play Spotify music is especially suitable for those who want to listen to music offline.

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How to build the connection between a phone and a car via Bluetooth

Step 1: Open Bluetooth on your phone and car;

Step 2: Enter the Bluetooth settings on your phone and find the name of your car’s Bluetooth to pair your phone with your car;

Step 3: Open the Spotify app on your phone and start playing your favorite music and then the music will be played in your car.

Part 3: How to Play Spotify Automatically in Car

If you play Spotify music in car via Bluetooth, you can achieve that once you enter your car, the music will be played automatically.

If your phone is an Android, you can do this:

Open the Settings app on your phone and click the Advanced Features > Android Auto > Automatically resume media > Wireless Android Auto options in order;

android auto setting

If your phone is an iPhone, you can do this:

Open the Settings app on your iPhone and click the Screen Time > Content & Privacy Restrictions > Allowed Apps > Carplay options in order;


If you don’t want to play it automatically, you can also turn it off by following the steps above.

Part 4: Connect Your Phone to Your Car via USB or AUX Cable

Using USB cable or AUX cable to connect your phone to your car is also a convenient way to play Spotify in car. Before you begin playing music, you need to prepare a USB or a AUX cable.

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Here is the way to use a USB or AUX

Step 1: Connect your phone to your car with a USB or an AUX cable;

Step 2: Open the setting, AUX-in, on your car;

Step 3: Start playing your Spotify music on your phone and your car will play the music at the same time.

Part 5: Listen to Spotify Music in Car with a USB Drive

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If you don’t want to connect your phone to your car frequently, using USB drive to save the music downloaded from Spotify is the best way to play Spotify in car. How to download Spotify music to a USB drive? A useful Spotify music downloader will be recommended, TunesKit Audio Capture.

TunesKit Audio Capture can help you download any music and podcast from Spotify so that you can transfer the music to your USB drive. In addition, it also allows you to download other sounds playing on your computer, Mac or Windows PC like recording background music from YouTube videos. As a versatile tool, Audio Capture can be a format converter for audio if you need it.

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Steps to download Spotify music with TunesKit Audio Capture:

Step 1

Download and install TunesKit Audio Capture and Spotify app on your computer;

Step 2

Open Audio Capture and click the Format icon on the bottom right of the homepage to set the music format you want;

set output

Step 3

Click the icon to add Spotify to the homepage;

Step 4

Click the Spotify icon within TunesKit Audio Capture to enter the Spotify app;

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Step 5

Find the music you want to download and start playing it;

Step 6

Click the Stop button to stop recording; when you finish a song, you can continue recording another until all of the music you want is downloaded;

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Step 7

If you want, you can edit and rename every song that you record by clicking the Edit icon and Rename icon respectively;

rename and edit

Step 8

Click the Save button to save the downloaded music to Audio Capture and your computer;

Step 9

You can check those songs on the History list; click the Converted icon next to the Format icon to enter the History list; click the Search icon, and you can know their location on your computer’s local folder.

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How to Transfer Downloaded Music to USB Drive

Step 1: Insert the USB drive into the computer console;

Step 2: Open the folder that saves all the downloaded music and the folder of USB on your computer;

Step 3: Copy and paste the music files to the USB folder.

When you complete all of the steps above, you just need to connect the USB to your car and then you can enjoy the Spotify music for free forever.


With the methods above, you can play Spotify in car according to your thought. I hope when you learn those methods, you will become not so lonely and enjoy your music more conveniently. If you want to download Spotify music, TunesKit Audio Capture may be a good choice.

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