Deezer just got a cool free upgrade that drivers will love

Deezer's new automotive app brings playlists and personalised infinite mix to many in-car systems

Deezer in-car app
(Image credit: Deezer)

Streaming service Deezer just announced a key update with the launch of its new automotive app – which I think sounds like a cool free upgrade for many drivers who also subscribe to the music service's Premium offering.

As someone who has just taken delivery of a new Polestar 2 – which I think is one of the best EVs, certainly the best saloon at its price point – this upgrade is a direct benefit, as Deezer's updated app will be available in cars with Google built-in (hi Polestar!) and various other manufacturers, such as BMW and Mercedes, who use the Faurecia Aptoide app store in their vehicles. 

So what does this upgrade bring? Deezer will now incorporate user playlists, alongside the company's Flow proposition – a personalised infinite mix, as it's described on Deezer's official site. That means you can jump into "automatic music mixes, by mood or genre" depending on how you're feeling on any given day. 

Having driven for three hours through traffic jams on the M25 yesterday morning at 6am, I know all too well how a headbanging rage music mix would have been the perfect remedy (that and a cup of tea, which sorely lacked after hour one). And if this system's AI is as smart as it sounds then it'll know me only too well. If not then there's voice control to bark out what you'd like to hear from the 120-million-strong catalogue.

It's not the only of many recent Deezer changes either: back in May the music service introduced a quiz feature for music buffs, that I think sounds like a lot of fun. Great to see interactivity and entertainment become a greater part of the offering.

It's a competitive world out there, of course, with Spotify still being a very strong competitor for people – whether at home or in-car, where it's also integrated into many systems – so Deezer needs to continue with the upgrades to ensure it can provide a competitive edge. 

Mike Lowe
Tech Editor

Mike is the Tech Editor and AV Editor at He's been writing about consumer technology for 15 and, as a phones expert, has seen hundreds of handsets over the years – swathes of Android devices, a smattering of iPhones, and a batch of Windows Phone products (remember those?). But that's not all, as a tech aficionado his beat for T3 also covers tablets, laptops, gaming, home cinema, TVs, speakers and more – there's barely a stone unturned that he's not had a hand on. Previously the Reviews Editor at Pocket-lint for a 10 years, he's also provided work for publications such as Wired, The Guardian, Metro, and more. In addition to his tech knowledge, Mike is also a flights and travel expert, having travelled the globe extensively. You'll likely find him setting up a new mobile phone, critiquing the next MacBook, all while planning his next getaway... or cycling somewhere.