Smartphone apps were designed with smartphones in mind, clearly, which means that when they’re being used in other situations like when you’re driving, the interface is not very ideal. Obviously you shouldn’t be using your phone while driving, but some apps can be useful, like navigation apps and so on.
Now, Spotify had previously attempted to make an interface that would be more car-friendly in the form of Car Mode, but the company later retired it. According to a report from TechCrunch, it seems that Spotify is testing out something new.
This new interface was initially discovered by 9to5Google and later confirmed to TechCrunch where a Spotify spokesperson said, “At Spotify, we’re always working to ensure our users have the best possible listening experience. We can confirm we are testing a new Car Mode for some users. As with any of our tests, we always seek feedback from our users before rolling out changes more broadly.”
The new interface seems to have been simplified so that users can quickly access main controls quickly and easily instead of fumbling around. It also appears to be centered around voice controls if users prefer a hands-free experience. There’s no word on when this new UI will be available, but in the meantime, diehard Spotify fans might be interested in the company’s Car Thing gadget as an alternative.