spotify is reportedly letting some android users test out the latest voice-focused car mode after it removed car view last year without any obvious replacement. According to a report from 9 to 5 Google which includes screenshots of the test, the car mode is less like the hyper simplified car view that came before it and more like a model of Spotify’s usual interface that’s tweaked to make quick actions easier. While the current model of car mode that Spotify testing does have a tab that lets you access you recently played music the search screen has been replaced by a voice control attribute. The interface for controlling what recently playing mode should let you use muscle memory without a lot of the visual distractions that are on the standard screen. The similarity to the regular interface solves a problem that some users had with the previous car view when Spotify retired many commenters wished it good riddance saying it required more of their attention to use since it was so unfamiliar. The test doesn’t seem to be obtainable for everyone. When I opened Spotify on my pixel 2 while connected to my car Bluetooth the app asked if I was in a car and if I wanted to open Google maps. Otherwise, the interface stayed the same. Spotify on my iPhone seemed to use the same interface it did when I tested it in November.
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