Most people have moved on from CDs and Cassettes long ago, they're almost fossils at this point. We prefer to use online libraries of music like Spotify, Waze, and Apple Music. There are a few reasons as to why this is, from the connections between our Phones, PCs, Tablets, Laptops, and our virtual assistants like Alexa.
We're looking for a seamless transition from physical to the virtual, and one of the main concerns people have when getting a multimedia radio for their car is "Can I get Spotify to work on this unit?"
Some aftermarket head units do allow for Spotify, Waze, and Apple Music, and some don't for a plethora of reasons.
So is there a way to get Spotify working on a Stock Head Unit?
Short Answer, Not without getting an Aftermarket Android/Carplay Head unit.
Most Stock car radios usually don't come with the ability to connect to the play store/app store, to download Spotify, Waze, Apple Music.
The main factor that stops a good portion of people from getting an Aftermarket head unit, is that they are unsure of the benefits of having one.
Fortunately, most systems nowadays are brimming with useful, functional, and interesting features, that rival a PC in terms of functionality. These new head units, especially the newly released Android 11.0 in-car entertainment systems on our site, have an immense array of possibilities.
Need an internet connection to use Spotify on the System, fortunately as the systems have internal storage, it is possible to connect the system to the internet once, to download songs to use, assuming you have Spotify Premium, you'll be able to download the songs onto the system, and use them offline as well. If you don't have Spotify Premium, don't fret, most systems now also come with Bluetooth or Screen Mirroring, allowing you to connect your mobile phone to the head unit and play Spotify on your radio.
There are a lot of discrepancies when getting applications like Spotify, Waze, or Apple Music working on some head units, usually, require a lot of Mobile Data, for sustained use over long periods, we recommend, if you're wanting the system for various media purposes, you also look into getting a good mobile contract, maybe with unlimited data, otherwise, you may accidentally eat into your data allowance for the month without realizing it if you're planning on running the applications in an online state.
Alternatively, download the music onto one of our systems, this is the best way to make sure you're utilizing the aftermarket head unit without an immense amount of mobile data being used. Offline Maps, Music, Videos e.c.t. are easily accessible. These systems can have a good deal of storage on them. We're easily able to download hundreds of files onto the system to save ourselves the trouble of using vast amounts of mobile data.
Here at Iceboxauto, we want to make sure that you know exactly what you're getting when you order a system from us, which is why we offer around the clock care, answering any questions you may have about a system you've had installed, or if you're unsure about getting a system, we'll give you advice as to why it will or won't be worth you getting a new car system.