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More than 2 million people have signed up on the wait list to buy's $80 , CEO Daniel Ek said Wednesday, suggesting a well of demand for the gadget that makes Spotify easier to navigate in cars, especially those with an older -- or absent -- infotainment system. (For context, , slightly different than a wait list and accumulated over a shorter period of time than Car Thing by a couple months.)
And yes, you still may have to wait a long time to get one.
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"The No. 1 constraint for us at this particular moment ... is chip shortages," Ek said Wednesday. "We just can't make enough of them to get them out there to consumers."
Spotify launched Car Thing as a free, highly limited release in April, making it available at first only by invitation to a select number of its paid Premium subscribers in the US. When Spotify publicly revealed Car Thing, it kicked off a wait list at. Two weeks ago, Spotify started releasing new to people on the list.
has flirted with the idea of physical products in the past, but Car Thing marked its first legit hardware. Hardware has been on Spotify's radar for years -- Ek once mused about a future with -- but the company has remained focused on its streaming-music service, helping it to become the world's largest such, with globally by the end of the year. The scant track record in hardware, and the fact that Spotify has been referring to its device simply as Car Thing throughout its development, made the product seem like it may amount to nothing more than vaporware.
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Car Thing is similar to a touchscreen, voice-enabled tuner that you can mount on your dashboard, except the only things Car Thing helps drivers "tune" are different tracks, podcasts, albums or playlists inside Spotify's library. In addition to allowing you to tap its screen or direct it with voice commands, Car Thing has a large physical dial.
In order to be eligible to come off the wait list and buy Car Thing, you need to be in the US. Car Thing won't work with free accounts, so you need to be a paying Premium subscriber in the US for it to operate, and you need to have a smartphone with a Wi-Fi or mobile data connection.
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