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Volvo integrates Spotify into model lineup

Volvo Cars is the first carmaker to integrate the Spotify music streaming service globally in its new cars starting with the new Volvo XC90, S90 and V90 this spring.

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Volvo Cars is the first carmaker to integrate the Spotify music streaming service globally in its new cars starting with the new Volvo XC90, S90 and V90 this spring.

Volvo has worked closely with the popular streaming music service to ensure a natural and familiar user interface in the car.

The integration takes advantage of Spotify’s most appreciated features using the large real-estate of the tablet-like touch screen in the new XC90, S90 and V90 and does away with the need to use a smartphone for music streaming while on the road.

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Native integration

Accessing Spotify will require a Premium subscription. A 30-day free trial period will be available for those new to the service. The app will be available for Volvo owners in all countries where Spotify is available.

At present Spotify is also available to stream in Volvo cars via Bluetooth or through Apple CarPlay.

However the native application in Volvo Cars’ Sensus user interface in the new XC90, S90 and V90 provides a much richer experience and a search functionality that non-native applications cannot deliver.

Volvo’s integrated Spotify application includes the much-appreciated Spotify Connect functionality, which allows passengers to use their mobile devices as remote controls for the Spotify in-car app without the need to connect their devices to the car or drain their batteries.

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