Jaguar Land Rover will be offering Spotify, the popular music streaming app, as one of the InControl Apps in its cars. The touchscreens in the car will be mirroring the Spotify interface, allowing users to create their own playlists and share them whilst driving.
To demonstrate the new feature in its cars, Jaguar Land Rover got rapper Example (Elliot John Gleave)and Ricky Wilson, lead vocalist of indie rock group, Kaiser Chiefs, to drive around in a Jaguar XE sedan and a Range Rover Evoque convertible, and try Spotify as an in-car app.
Through a hands-free phone chat, Ricky Wilson got Example (who he insisted on addressing as ‘Elliot’) to reveal his current favourite driving tracks and learnt that Jamie T’s Calm Down Dearest and MNEK‘s At Night I Think About You featured on both theirs playlists. Of course, they both also enjoyed Amy Winehouse’s Back to Black album – but then, who doesn’t?
Spotify is currently not available in India. The music streaming apps which are offered back home include Gaana, Soundcloud and the hideously spelt Saavn, which can be streamed through your smartphone and connected to the audio system in your car – a little primitive in comparison to having it stream directly on you touchscreen console.
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