How to Connect & Fix Spotify in a Uber Car

Updated by Adam Gorden on Nov 15, 2022 5:00 PM.

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Uber is a ride-sharing app that makes your journey easier and faster than ever. In 2014, Uber claimed partnership with one of the most influential music streaming services Spotify, users can play songs from Spotify while they're using Uber on their phone.

As it stands now, however, Uber had removed the Spotify integration from its mobile apps. But what's the alternative when you're transitioning from Spotify integration? Enter: Pandora Music. It works similarly to Spotify integration within the Uber app and comes with a handful of features.

Still want the familiar listening experience with Spotify Music? But no worry, we've got you covered. You can have the benefits in this post to migrate your favorite Spotify contents in your Uber car, even with no Premium subscription required.

Part 1. Can I Connect Spotify to Uber?
Part 2. How to Play Spotify Music in Uber Car without Spotify Integration
Part 3. Alternative to Spotify Music in Uber App - Pandora Music

Part 1. Can I Connect Spotify to Uber?

According to The Verge, Spotify decided not to participate in a press campaign about an update to the Uber app. In an internal company-wide email of Spotify, the head of product refers to the discussion about ending Uber's API access, "For me, given the views I've shared with you regarding Uber and the practices that have been on display there recently, even staying on Uber is not a straightforward decision."

This is how Uber driver once made full use of Spotify Integration. We decide to keep this guide in case you won't miss anything with this support any time you reach this post.

1. Open the Uber app on your phone and go to your Uber app's profile page.
2. Tap Connect Spotify.
3. Request a ride and when you're assigned a driver, you'll be able to see a Music bar at the bottom Uber screen if the driver also has Spotify set up.
4. You'll be able to access your own Spotify playlists. And once you select a song, the song will be played in the car through your phone when the ride starts.
5. If you want to play songs that are outside of your personal playlists, tap the Spotify shortcut button in the Music bar. Then you'll be navigated to the Spotify app where you can search and play any song you want in the car.

If you're the driver, here's how you can set up your Uber for Spotify:

1. Start whatever music you wish in Spotify.
2. Go back to the driver app.
3. If the app kills the music, swipe for on screen music controls and resume playing.
4. It will now play with the app open and let your passenger know you have Spotify.
5. Once a ride has begun, the passenger can take over from their device and the nav screen will display "rider controlling music."

Now when you open the Uber app, there's no more Spotify option on your profile page. However, you can always bring your Spotify Music to more places when driving a Uber car. There're even more options to play Spotify in a car but requires the same thing to achieve this - Spotify Music converter.

Part 2. How to Play Spotify Music in Uber Car without Spotify Integration

Since Spotify integration is no longer accessible within the Uber app, there's no direct way to connect Spotify to Uber, but to use the car audio system or the Spotify app for mobile to let Spotify tune in online or offline. However, the listening experience is not exciting as expected as the offline service are exclusives to the Premium subscription. When you're out of service, your favorite Spotify music can stop in the middle.

That's how a Spotify Music converter can help Uber driver play Spotify Music in the car without the Internet, even with no Premium subscription requires!

With ViWizard Spotify Music Converter, Spotify Music fans can enjoy endless listening for all your favorite Spotify contents for free - simply log into your existing Spotify account or create a free one. You can then convert the selected Spotify music contents into actual music files, which can be transferred to your mobile device and play through Bluetooth or stored on a USB drive and connected to your Uber car!

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ViWizard Spotify Music Converter Key Features

  • Convert and download Spotify songs to MP3 and other formats
  • Download any Spotify contents at 5X faster speed
  • Play Spotify songs offline without Premium
  • Play Spotify in car without Uber Spotify Integration
  • Save Spotify with the original audio quality and ID3 tags
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1Launch ViWizard and Import Songs from Spotify

add spotify music

Open ViWizard software and the Spotify will be launched simultaneously. Then drag and drop tracks from Spotify into the ViWizard interface.

2 Set Up Output Parameters

select output format

After adding music tracks from Spotify to ViWizard, you can choose the output audio format. There're six options including MP3, M4A, M4B, AAC, WAV and FLAC. And then you can adjust the audio quality by selecting the output channel, bit rate, and sample rate.

3 Start the Conversion

convert spotify songs

Once all the setting is finished, click the "Convert" button to start loading Spotify music tracks. After the conversion, all the files will be saved to your specified folder. You could browse all the converted songs by clicking "Converted" and navigate to the output folder.

4Play Spotify Songs in the Car Offline

After download Spotify songs to your computer, you can access them on your file manager. Then you can put these songs onto your phone and play in the car through Bluetooth. Or you can use a USB drive to plug in your car and play them offline.

Part 3. Alternative to Spotify in Uber App - Pandora Music

Since Uber continues with Pandora Music, Uber drivers can still play ad-free music through the Uber partner app with Pandora - simple create an account or log into your Pandora account. As the alternative to Spotify Music within the Uber app, here's how to connect Pandora to Uber.

Pandora Music on Uber

1. Connect your mobile phone to your car's Bluetooth or AUX and set the stereo as needed.

2. Tap "Play Music" in the top left corner of the Uber map.

3. Log in to your Pandora Music account or create a free one.

4. Pick a station to play, or tap Create to start a new station from an artist, genre, or song of your choice.

5. Switch from the Offline mode to Online mode to stream Pandora music.

Pandora Music online mode Uber

6. Adjust the volume of your stereo and your phone to a comfortable level.

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