Drive to Your Favorite Tunes: A Step-by-Step Guide to Using Spotify in Your Subaru 2019 Ascent

If you’re an avid music lover who spends a lot of time on the road, having access to your favorite songs is a must. Fortunately, the Subaru 2019 Ascent comes with a built-in infotainment system that allows you to listen to music, make phone calls, and navigate with ease. In addition, the system supports seamless integration with your smartphone, which means you can easily stream music from your preferred music app, including Spotify.

In this article, we’ll guide you through the process of using Spotify on your Subaru 2019 Ascent. We’ll cover everything from how to connect your phone to the car’s infotainment system to controlling Spotify using the car’s voice commands.

Connecting Your Phone to Your Subaru 2019 Ascent

To start listening to Spotify in your Subaru 2019 Ascent, you’ll first need to connect your phone to the car’s infotainment system. Here’s how you can do it:

  1. Turn on the car and make sure the infotainment system is on.

  2. Enable Bluetooth on your phone and make sure it’s visible to other devices.

  3. On the car’s infotainment system, go to the "Settings" menu and select "Bluetooth."

  4. Wait for your phone to appear on the list of available devices and select it.

  5. Follow the prompts on the car’s infotainment system to complete the pairing process.

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Once your phone is successfully paired with the car’s infotainment system, you can start playing music from Spotify.

Playing Music from Spotify on Your Subaru 2019 Ascent

Now that your phone is connected to your car’s infotainment system, you can start streaming music from Spotify. Here’s how:

  1. Open the Spotify app on your phone.

  2. Search for the song, album, or playlist you want to play.

  3. Tap the "Devices Available" icon at the bottom of the screen.

  4. Select "Subaru Ascent" from the list of available devices.

  5. Start playing your selected song, album, or playlist.

If you prefer to control Spotify using your car’s touchscreen or voice commands instead of your phone, here’s what you need to do:

Controlling Spotify Using Your Car’s Touchscreen

  1. Open the Spotify app on your phone and play a song.

  2. Go to the car’s infotainment system, and select the "Audio" app.

  3. Select "Source" and choose "Bluetooth Audio."

  4. Once your phone is connected, you’ll be able to control Spotify using the car’s touchscreen.

Controlling Spotify Using Your Car’s Voice Commands

If your Subaru 2019 Ascent comes with built-in voice control, you can use it to control Spotify without taking your hands off the wheel. Here’s how:

  1. Push the voice control button on your car’s steering wheel.

  2. Say "Play [song/artist] on Spotify."

  3. Your car’s infotainment system will then search for the song or artist you requested and play it automatically.

Tips for Using Spotify in Your Subaru 2019 Ascent

While Spotify is a great way to keep your favorite tunes playing during your drives, there are a few things you should keep in mind to ensure a smooth listening experience.

  1. Make sure your phone’s volume is turned up before connecting it to the car’s infotainment system.

  2. If you have trouble connecting to the car’s infotainment system, try turning off Bluetooth on your phone and turning it back on again.

  3. If you have trouble controlling Spotify using voice commands, try speaking more clearly or adjusting the volume of your voice.

  4. Be mindful of your surroundings and the volume of your music, especially if you’re driving through residential areas.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use Spotify in all models of Subaru cars?

While most Subaru cars come with Bluetooth connectivity, not all models support full integration with Spotify. Be sure to check the specifications of your car before attempting to connect.

What should I do if I have trouble connecting my phone to the car’s infotainment system?

If you’re having trouble connecting your phone to the car’s infotainment system, try restarting both your phone and the car’s infotainment system. If that doesn’t work, consult the car’s manual for troubleshooting tips.

Can I control other music apps using my Subaru 2019 Ascent’s infotainment system?

Yes, you can. The car’s infotainment system supports most popular music apps, including Apple Music, Google Play Music, and Pandora.


Thanks to Subaru 2019 Ascent’s built-in infotainment system, listening to Spotify on the go has never been easier. With a few simple steps, you can connect your phone and start playing your favorite songs, albums, or playlists. Whether you prefer to control your music using your phone, the car’s touchscreen, or voice commands, there’s an option to suit your preferred style. So go ahead and play your favorite tunes as you drive to your next adventure!

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Alton Brobst

As a longtime Subaru enthusiast, Alton brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our blog. From his early days of tinkering with engines to his current role as a certified Subaru technician, Alton has seen it all when it comes to Subarus. When he's not working on cars, he enjoys hiking and exploring the great outdoors.

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