As internet service improves in vehicles, more and more music services like Spotify and Pandora Media Inc are now busy forming partnerships with automakers to make their music available to drivers.. In fact, Spotify has struck a deal with Ford Motor Co. to allow owners with SYNC AppLink to access Spotify's catalog of more than 20 million songs through voice activation using its smartphone app its subscribers to listen to tunes in more than one million Ford vehicles in North America. As a result, Ford drivers with SYNC AppLink can access Spotify's catalog of more than 20 million songs through voice activation using its smartphone app. a free on-demand streaming music service that also offers a subscription package that allows listeners to hear commercial free-music and gain access to play lists and preferences from any device anytime has
The deal, announced by both companies on Monday, is Spotify's first collaboration with an automaker.
Spotify is a free on-demand streaming music service that also offers a subscription package that allows listeners to hear music without interruptions from commercials and gain access to play lists and preferences from any device anytime.
Spotify says it has 20 million active users worldwide, with 25 percent of them paying for subscriptions.
In addition, Pandora Media Inc is now available in 75 vehicle models and has deals with automakers such as General Motors, Ford, BMW and Chrysler Group LLC, allowing drivers to plug in their Pandora-enabled mobile devices and use car dashboards to control the service.
More than 1 million people have used Pandora's dashboard integration, it said.
On a similar note (pardon the pun) GM said Monday it was switching to AT&T Inc. from Verizon Wireless to provide high-speed wireless service for its 2015 vehicle models.