Tesla has an integration with Spotify that and allows you to listen to your playlists and music from Spotify in you car. In order to make it work, a Spotify Premium account is needed.
Compared to connecting your smartphone to your car via Bluetooth and streaming music via Spotify, this integration lets you save songs and browse lists in the touchscreen, as well as to enjoy a clearer and slightly louder sound.
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Tesla's latest update 2020.44 is out and it contains quite a few new things regarding audio streaming available to all Tesla models, as well as an enhancement to voice commands and a Launch Mode improvement for Raven Model S and Model X.
For us leaving outside Europe, the Spotify integration for Tesla has finally arrived with V10. We’re big fans of Spotify and have been Premium users for about ten years now, so we’d like to share a trick or two.
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We’ve been talking about V10 for a few weeks now and we had a good idea of what was coming but, apart from the highly expected addintion of YouTube, Netflix, Caraoke, Smart Summon, etc. Tesla kept a few secrets until the final release. These are some of the things in the final GA that we hadn’t heard about before:
- Spotify: Probably one of the highests expected features for non-European Tesla owners. As a premium subscriber of Spotify for 10 years, I couldn’t be happier
- Crack all your windows 3 inches to vent or close them. Only available for Model 3 and X
- Model 3 SR+ and SR now get browser access as well as YouTube, Netflix, Spotify, TuneIn, and Slacker while connected to Wi-Fi
Read more: TeslaFrom issue #79
As you may or may not know, Tesla in the US comes with Slacker Radio. I was hoping to get integration with Spotify when we got our Model S, but it’s only available in Europe. Black/Black MS has gathered some information and shared in the TMC forum, see the highlights:
- 4 years of free access to Slacker Radio Plus
- If you want to use the mobile app, you can email Tesla to get your credentials (since you don’t need them otherwise)
- Tesla Slacker accounts are not upgradeable, but you can purchase a Slacker Premium account separately and use those credentials instead
- It has an option for High Bitrate Streaming (320kbps vs. 128kbps)
- You can’t play the same song over and over
Read more: TMC ForumFrom issue #22
Vanessa and I share the Model S but I also use Spotify at work and when I commute, so I don’t want our Tesla to also use my account since when you start playing spotify in one device it pauses all other devices where the same account is playing. If this is your case, I would recommend that you get the family plan, it’s $14.99 for up to 6 accounts while the price of an individual premium account is $9.99.
Read more: TwitterFrom issue #79
Vanessa and I have been Premium users of Spotify for ten years so we’re really excited about finally having Spotify in our Tesla. That is why Vanessa decided to record a video going over how to use Spotify in your Tesla with a couple of nifty tricks. Watch it and subscribe to our YouTube channel!
We’ve talked about TesPlayer in the past, it is a great way of controlling your Spotify and not having to pull your phone out. Well, it seems that now it just got better thanks to the tesla browser.
Read more: RedditFrom issue #58