Spotify’s much-anticipated in-car gadget, a voice-controlled music participant recognized colloquially because the Automobile Factor, has simply proven up in a handful of in-app renders unearthed by MacRumors contributor Steve Moser, who discovered the pictures in Spotify’s app code. These renders match up fairly intently with images of the true deal submitted as a part of filings to the Federal Communications Fee (FCC), which The Verge reported back in January.
Thanks to those renders, we have now a a lot cleaner have a look at the developed Spotify Automobile Factor design, which incorporates a big knob on the correct, a colour display screen, and 4 buttons on prime. Earlier official firm renders from again when the product was formally announced in 2019 confirmed off a a lot smaller display screen.
But, Spotify’s design has since moved a lot nearer to a sensible show type, which is sensible contemplating it now extra intently resembles a miniature infotainment display screen you’d discover in a contemporary automobile. These new renders showcase the display screen and a doable interface design, along with varied mount designs for attaching the system to totally different elements of the dashboard.
There’s no telling when or even when Spotify plans to formally launch the product. The corporate’s February occasion, the place it detailed its new Hi-Fi streaming tier, got here and went with none new data on the Automobile Factor, and the system was introduced in 2019 as only a check product to assist Spotify higher perceive customers’ listening habits whereas on the go.
So there’s no formal product identify, potential launch date, or another data indicating if this may ever make it out of Spotify’s testing lab and right into a shopper’s automobile. However the up to date design and the FCC filings — and now the in-app renders — do counsel the product could have a future. We simply don’t know what it appears like proper now.