Spotify seems to have in the works a voice-controlled in-car music player set for launch this year, making its first push into hardware, according to a report from the Financial Times.
The $100 device will reportedly sync to car stereos via Bluetooth. The device will also feature preset buttons corresponding to playlists. In addition, people will control the music player using just their voice and the company’s “Spotify Voice” system.
Spotify declined to comment.
Early last year, Spotify posted three job positions. The streaming music giant had sought an Operations Manager in Hardware Product and a Senior Project Manager in Hardware Project. The company also wanted to hire a Project Manager in Hardware Production and Engineering.
The Operations Manager job description read:
“You will define and manage Distribution, Supply, Logistics, fulfillment and Customer Service for Hardware Products and work with partners to deliver the optimal Spotify experience to millions of users.”