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Album Art not displayed when streaming Spotify via bluetooth

lorenzo_t

Member
Nov 20, 2017
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21
San Francisco, CA
I've been having this issue where I can't get the album art to display on the center screen nor the IC of my Model S (MCU 2, 2018) when streaming certain songs on Spotify from my iPhone via bluetooth. It's very inconsistent, some songs/bands show the album cover, where others don't. The album art displays on my iPhone when I play those songs, so this is def a Tesla issue. I'm currently on 2019.12 and I feel that I had this issue with previous versions (8.5). Any tips to fix this issue are appreciated.
 

Scott7

Member
Apr 3, 2016
322
376
Wisconsin
It’s not just you. My understanding is album art hasn’t worked reliably in any Tesla at any point. It’s not a new problem.

Kinda pathetic for how good they are at software in general. I guess they don’t value album art vs other software development tasks..
 

Tam

Well-Known Member
Nov 25, 2012
9,715
8,867
Visalia, CA
...certain songs...

It has been always inconsistent even with my USB flash drive since I got my Tesla in 2012.

Some Album art would display fine but some don't in Tesla while all of them display fine in my PC.

Same with Spotify, the same song such as "Chitarra Romana" in Luciano Pavarotti Collection does not display its album art in Tesla:


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but it does if you get from Pavarotti & Friends 2.

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It's a known bug for the past 7 years but who is going to fix it?
 

lorenzo_t

Member
Nov 20, 2017
33
21
San Francisco, CA
Thanks guys. Yeah, I've noticed this issue more now that I've started using Spotify app via bluetooth (even with downloaded songs on my iPhone). I don't have this problem when I play my iTunes library via bluetooth. Not sure if this is just a glitch in their software or what, but it's definitely annoying.
 

f-stop

Active Member
Jul 31, 2015
1,489
1,456
Vancouver BC, Canada
Album art for podcasts over Bluetooth has been broken for years
Humorous Album Art

I don’t use Spotify on my phone but I assume Spotify album art problems over Bluetooth are related. Don’t hold your breath for it to get fixed, many other longstanding music player bugs remain ignored
 

Corsair

Member
Jul 5, 2015
292
252
South Surrey, BC , Canada
I definitely see this phenomenon more often ever since I started using Tidal to stream music which is not available on Slacker. I'm guessing MCU does not have the ability to pull Album Art from the phone but uses Slacker to cross-reference and retrieval which either draw up blanks or sometimes with hilarious results.
 

AdamMacDon

Member
May 8, 2019
729
563
Victoria BC
This has been bothering me lately, such a weird small bug. Both my android phones do it and certain songs consistently work while others don't. Wondering if we'll ever see a fix!
 

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