Coming to you live with the newest tech product you didn't know you needed, but most definitely do: meet Spotify Car Thing. This new smart player is basically an Alexa for your car, and it's just what music-lovers have been waiting for. Here's the tea: Spotify Premium members can connect their phones to the player and listen to music, news, entertainment, and more from the comfort of their cars. Users of the device can ask, tap, turn, or swipe it to listen any content they want right at their fingertips. Additionally, and perhaps most importantly for drivers, Car Thing responds to voice commands, letting music fans focus on what's important — like the road ahead of them. Car Thing also has four presets that are customizable so you can keep your favourite playlists, podcasts, songs, and more right where you need them.
Oh, and the best part? Car Thing is free (!) for US residents right now, meaning all you have to pay for is shipping (which is seven bucks for those in the continental US and $15 for Alaska and Hawaii residents.) Just say "Hey, Spotify," and you'll be able to ask Car Thing to play your favourite hits on repeat no matter how long you're in the car for. Ready to rock? Sign up here and be one of the first ones to get notified when the new device is available. Hey, Spotify, thanks for giving us another reason to get our summer road trip on the books.