Volvo confirmed today that it has become the first car manufacturer to natively integrate Spotify, one of the world’s most widely used music streaming service, in its new cars. Spotify will be natively integrated into the company’s new cars starting with the Volvo XC90, S90 and V90 this sprint. Volvo announced this partnership with Spotify earlier today at the Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona, Spain.
The company says that it has worked closely with Spotify to bring a natural and familiar user interface to the car. Spotify’s most appreciated features will be on board courtesy of the large tablet-like touch screen in the new XC90, S90 and V90. It eliminates the need to use a phone for streaming music when on the move.
The only caveat here is that to use Spotify in their Volvo car users must have a Spotify Premium subscription. The app for Volvo’s car has support for Spotify Connect which enables passengers to use their mobile devices as remote controls for the in-car app.
Volvo owners will get the new native Spotify app for their cars in all countries where Spotify is available. As previously mentioned, a Premium subscription will be required to use the service in the car.
Those who want to use the free version of Spotify to stream music in their car, whichever car it may be, they can simply stream over Bluetooth or go the old fashioned route of using an AUX cable.