Spotify Halts Production of 'Car Thing' Music Player

From PC Mag: Spotify has decided to stop producing “Car Thing,” the streaming provider’s attempt to create a hardware audio player for cars.

The production stoppage was mentioned in Spotify’s Q2 earnings report. In a statement, the company signaled that low demand and supply chain problems caused Spotify to pull the plug on the product's manufacturing.

“The goal of Spotify’s Car Thing exploration was to better understand in-car listening, and bring audio to a wider range of users and vehicles. Based on several factors, including product demand and supply chain issues, we have decided to stop further production of Car Thing units,” a Spotify spokesperson said.

However, the Car Thing still remains on sale over Spotify’s website. Interested customers only need to pay $49.99 for the device, down from its original price of $89.99.

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