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Model 3 owners: would you pay for Spotify?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by dark cloud, Feb 23, 2019.

  1. dark cloud

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    I prefer Pandora
     
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  3. dark cloud

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    Well I prefer Tidal myself, I pay $30 for it monthly and it is phenomenal through Roon into my home system, but getting CD quality (>1000 kbps) streamed in the car I am pretty sure is a no go.
     
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    I’m happy with the free service that comes with the car. Plenty of choices.
     
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    I’m surprised Tidal is still surviving at that price!
     
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    I was paying more than that for Sirius in 2 cars with the desktop add-on! And it has the worst sound quality of any of them. It was a happy day when I cancelled the Sirius subscription.
     
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    Until the exclusive contract with the current provider expires it doesn't matter how many people with pay for a different service
     
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    Definitely! Although I have been a subscriber for years. The Slacker Radio in the car is much better than I thought it would be, though; they do a pretty good job of curation
     
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    I prefer 8-track but would pay for Spotify.
     
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    Well we know Tesla is compensating Slacker for a free account in each vehicle produced, but I am not so sure another service could not be provided whereby the end consumer pays for it on top of the oem provided service, but I am not a corporate lawyer. Who knows the exact wording of the contract between Tesla and slacker.

    would it be so different than an agreement with Goodyear as the supplied tire from the factory that are replaced soon after by the owner, out of their own pocket of course?

    And who knows when this contract expires? It might be next month.
     
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    We know it has the word exclusive in it, which is pretty clear.


    Yes, it would. Especially since currently it's impossible for the owner to swap the built-in music streaming apps on the car.
     
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    Absolutely not. I hate monthly subscriptions and do whatever I reasonably can to avoid them (which is why if YOU PEOPLE ever manage to push Tesla to making Autopilot a subscription-only service, I will destroy the world). On top of that, Slacker is fine for me, I barely use it since I have music and audiobooks on my phone.

    I'd much rather have CarPlay & Android Auto so we can get rid of the shackles that are currently on all our media and productivity possibilities.
     
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    I wouldn't pay for Spotify because my Model 3 brings up any song I want to hear, I just ask it to play it using a voice command. And it sounds amazing and is free! It works perfectly as long as there is cell coverage. I imagine Spotify would have the same limitation.
     
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    You have a copy of the contract? Show it.


    Good thing the Tesla is already equipped with the Spotify app in it then, isn't it?
     
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    Both companies have publicly stated the contract is exclusive.

    Do you have evidence they're lying about business terms with significant impact on stock price? (especially for slacker)-if so the SEC would be very interested in speaking to you!



    North American ones aren't though, so not so much.

    While there's no technical reason Tesla couldn't enable the app they use overseas on NA cars there's certainly legal reasons they can't. (See again exclusive contract)

    More relevant to your analogy with tires though, the vehicle owner can't enable the spotify app on their own car here.[/QUOTE]
     
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    I already pay for Spotify. Why would I pay twice?

    I want android auto, so I can control the Spotify that I already have using that big display in my car, rather than having to do it from my phone.
     
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    That would be great if Tesla started using Spotify because I already pay $15 a month for a family plan. Tesla- MAKE IT HAPPEN! I'm waiting to see how the new Echo works in the 3. It might solve some shortcomings of the 3.
     
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    [/QUOTE]

    But yes they are, and some have. It's just not common knowledge. One click from the mothership and its working.
     
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    No give me Google music please.
     
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    I also use Google Music. Tesla would do well to allow people to use the music platform of their choice instead of trying to only allow a couple choices. Would really love to see Android Auto / whatever Apple's version is supported natively on Tesla's cars, but from the little bits I've seen during test drives I think just connecting my phone via Bluetooth should suffice.
     

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