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My Slacker radio is messed up. only gives limited choices.

timk225

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Mar 24, 2016
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Pittsburgh
My early '18 3 RWD LR has the lifetime Slacker radio included with it. I think.

I was trying to listen to the ABC news option when going to work yesterday, and it never comes up with the NEW news, it only gives limited options of stories from weeks or even months ago. I did a lot of advancing from story to story, and it seems to just be repeating the same ones over and over from a group of 20 or 30.

Is something wrong on Slacker or Tesla or my end, and how to fix it?

And aside from that, is there a way to clear my radio preferences, remove all thumbs up and favorites and start fresh?
 
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pilotSteve

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Jul 14, 2012
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Prescott Az
i have the same annoy problem with ABC news having a cache of playable stories but none updated over the past month or so. Arrrrrrrrrfh!!!!L
 

timk225

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Mar 24, 2016
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Pittsburgh
Just an update, still have this annoying problem. What's the base radio system that came with my '18 3 LR RWD? Slacker? TuneIn? I don't even know. I never paid for any extra radio programs and I never will.

I've called Tesla Support about 4 times, and they've had me do several resets. 2 button reset, 2 button and NOT holding down the brake pedal reset, Power Off the car and wait a few minutes, Powr Off THEN 2 button reset after it boots up again, etc. Nothing helps.

And just yesterday, it was doing another annoying thing. The search function was failing. I was on the '10 and up comedy channel, and I'd type in a specific person and title. And it'd show that title, but then when I touch that icon, it plays SOMETHING ELSE!!!! Maybe this is Tesla intentionally screwing up the search to get me to pay money for a better radio program with a search function that works. Well I'll show them! I WON'T DO IT!!! I'll come here and complain and make videos of the problem!
 

Bluejuice

Member
Mar 13, 2015
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37
Georgia
I am having the same problem with ABC news, no new stories. I have had my Tesla S for 6 years and this has only started recently
Add me to the list!! I’ve done soft and hard updates with no luck. Playing the same stories over and over from about a month ago. Frustrating!!!
 

jak

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Apr 20, 2013
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California
Having the same problem here. Haven't really been on TMC for such a long time, but did so just to say that I'm having the same problem with ABC News (repeats of old news)
 

atobrandon

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Apr 12, 2021
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Enterprise, AL
I just chatted with livexlive (formerly Slacker) and they said it's a known issue and the hope to have more information soon...
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Jamesk

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May 4, 2016
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Cleveland
I have had the same issues but it is also doing the same in the livexlive (slacker) app as well. Ib have messaged abc but received no response and just sent one to Slacker today and waiting for a response.
 

timk225

Active Member
Mar 24, 2016
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Pittsburgh
What's the normal radio program that came with my Model 3? TuneIn? I don't think I have a Slacker account, I never paid for anything fancy with the radio or any extra channel packages. My 3 LR RWD is from April '18, I believe I'm supposed to have lifetime free radio.

Glad to hear it's not just me! Tesla Service is supposed to come see the car tomorrow.
 

Knightshade

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Jul 31, 2017
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NC
What's the normal radio program that came with my Model 3? TuneIn? I don't think I have a Slacker account, I never paid for anything fancy with the radio or any extra channel packages. My 3 LR RWD is from April '18, I believe I'm supposed to have lifetime free radio.

Glad to hear it's not just me! Tesla Service is supposed to come see the car tomorrow.


Both tunein and slacker (now livexlive) came with the car in 2018 in the US

Spotify was added later but requires your own paid account to use
 

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