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Spotify is testing a voice-controlled device called "Car Thing"

USA TODAY logo USA TODAY 5/17/2019 Dalvin Brown
Meet "Car Thing." © Spotify Meet "Car Thing."

Spotify announced Friday that the music streaming service is test driving some hardware. 

The company is trying to learn more about what you do and listen to in your car by publicly testing out a voice-controlled music and podcast device dubbed "Car Thing."

The device reportedly plugs into your vehicle's 12-volt outlet, which is also known as a cigarette lighter, for power and the automotive gadget connects to your car and phone via Bluetooth. 

Don't make plans to go out and buy the device anytime soon, though. Spotify says it's only testing the devices, making them available to a few premium users. The music streaming company doesn't have plans to make Car Thing available more broadly to consumers. 

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"Our focus remains on becoming the world’s number one audio platform – not on creating hardware," Spotify said in a blog post.

Still, the company says don't be surprised if you hear about something called a "Voice Thing" and a "Home Thing" in the future. 

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