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Is Slacker getting worse?

Discussion in 'Model 3: User Interface' started by ProphetM, Dec 28, 2019.

  1. ProphetM

    ProphetM Member

    Jun 1, 2015
    Las Vegas, NV
    I don't have a premium Spotify account so I have been continuing to use Slacker for streaming, with the default Tesla account. The voice control of song requests that disappeared with version 10 seems to be back, so that's good, but it seems like the song selection has degraded significantly.

    I used to be able to play about 80-90% of what I requested, but recently it's been way below 50%. On the way home I requested 5 different songs and I got 1 of them. Even songs that I know I have played before, but not recently so there wouldn't be any kind of block on them. Has this been happening for any of you?

    I don't have any idea if Slacker has just been losing some of their catalog, or if Tesla's deal with them has changed in some way, or the Slacker software has changed, or what.
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  2. C141medic

    C141medic Active Member

    Apr 9, 2016
    New Jersey
    #2 C141medic, Dec 28, 2019
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2019
    Not sure if this correlates to your post but according to other postings in one thread, Slacker (the mid level version that came with the car) subscriptions expire after a year and you’re left with only the free version. Not sure how accurate this information is?

    Slacker downgraded to free slacker?
  3. RedModel3

    RedModel3 Member

    Feb 19, 2016
    United States
    I've definitely noticed a change, even with channels and songs I've "saved". No ads, so it can't be the free version, but I've also noticed problems with things like podcasts that won't load, or other things that are just plain "buggy." In the grand scheme of things, it's really a first world problem, but it is frustrating all the same.

    If it's at all related, I have the free connectivity for life.

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