Cadillac Infotainment System Gets Spotify Integration

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, Automotive Editor - March 26, 2018

Cadillac is attempting to position itself as a high-tech offering in the luxury segment. To that end, the American brand recently introduced a new Spotify app on 2017 model years that doesn't require owners to use their phone, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, or Bluetooth, reports GM Authority.

According to the outlet, the integrated 4G LTE wifi connection allows the car to stream directly from Spotify, just as if you were using a smartphone. All a driver has to do is log into their Spotify Premium account. After that, the app works in a similar fashion to the application on a smartphone. Spotify Premium costs $9.99 a month, which we assume owners will have to have their own subscription to.

Owners with 2017 model year Cadillacs or newer will be able to choose from five icons on the screen, which include: Home, Recently Played, Library, Browse, and Mini Player. That, as the outlet claims, should be a regular sight for Spotify users. Where the app differentiates itself in Cadillac's vehicles is how it makes recommendations.

The app, understandably, is geared towards driving and will recommend what it believes is good content for taking a lengthy road trip, the daily commute to work, or even riding along with friends.

Lastly, the Spotify app will allow users to set preset stations and choose playlists for their favorite artists, while seamlessly being able to switch between other things like FM and AM radio. The application is available on the CTS, XTS, ATS, ATS-V, and CTS-V at the moment, but will soon spread to other vehicles, including the 2019 CT6.

, Automotive Editor

Based out of the Washington, D.C. area, Joel Patel is an automotive journalist that hails from Northern Virginia. His work has been featured on various automotive outlets, including Autoweek, Digital Trends, and Autoblog. When not writing about cars, Joel enjoys trying new foods, wrenching on his car, and watching horror movies. 

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