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North Americans: Would you pay for Spotify? VOTE!

Would you pay $10 monthly for Spotify?


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dark cloud

Active Member
Apr 14, 2018
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I have been using Slacker for almost a year, and it is okay. I don't get too many issues; the odd frozen song, the odd unauthorized skip to the next song, but the biggest problem I have is the repetition of songs in the same "station". I now have a dozen stations and I am having to rotate through them continually and it seems like I just have a 1000 song playlist.

I have used Spotify in other avenues and I like others prefer it.

Notwithstanding the various reports of Spotify not working from users in Australia and Europe, I think in this continent it could not stream any worse then Slacker, and therefore I would be more than happy to pay for Spotify and be done with Slacker. Say $10 US? maybe even $15 for a "premium" higher bitrate service, if this is possible without buffering issues?


Inspired by this thread I emailed Tesla about Spotify...spread the word! I thought I would create this poll to show how many would put their money where there mouth is, and perhaps demonstrate another source of revenue for Tesla.
 

ahkahn

Active Member
Jun 22, 2017
1,092
1,484
Houston, TX (formerly Chicagoland)
I've had Spotify in the past... Other than listening to songs on command, I don't see the excitement over it. Personally I like Slacker other than the aforementioned Spotify plus.

If we really want to look at music services, I'd much prefer integration for iHeartRadio and Radio.com since both iHeart and Cumulus have abandoned TuneIn in the last couple of years.
 

BigD0g

Active Member
Jan 12, 2017
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Somewhere
All American Tesla’s are all running Spotify! You just can’t see it or hear it because it’s hidden in the background, but the process and the app are running on ALL cars, Tesla is just not showing it to you.
 

Galve2000

Active Member
May 20, 2013
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NYC
haven't read the thread but I already pay for spotify so I would use my own credentials with my Model S if it were available.
 

dark cloud

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Apr 14, 2018
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https://musicindustryblog.wordpress.com/2018/09/13/mid-year-2018-streaming-market-shares/
 

dark cloud

Active Member
Apr 14, 2018
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I pay for Slacker, so I wouldn't mind and would prefer to pay for Spotify instead of Slacker. OP, are you already paying for Premium Slacker?

No, and definitely would not do it just for the Tesla. I am actually a Tidal premium family subscriber at $30 a month as I use it in my home system through Roon. It streams at a CD quality bit rate (>1000 kbps) whereas the Tesla streams Slacker at a reported 128 or 160 kbps. Spotify would probably be the same. I don't think it is possible to stream via mobile at any rate higher than 320 kbps, and even that would not probably not work reliably, so high fidelity streaming is not even an option.

The only difference would be song library and the algorithms used for stations/playlists. From what I understand Spotify is superior on both accounts.
 

ckoval7

Mild One
Sep 19, 2018
663
601
Maryland
I currently pay for a Spotify family plan and absolutely love it.
I have plans to root my car when the warranty is up, but that's a couple years away. I'll enable Spotify and poke around to see what other goodies are available.
 

emmz0r

Senior Software Engineer
Jul 12, 2018
1,253
1,024
Norway
Spotify has no "made for you" functionality in Tesla. The upside is that Spotify on your phone recognizes the Tesla as a device, and will play songs. or rather - tell Tesla to play songs (it happens ON the Tesla MCU).

In order to do this, it's very clunky. you need to first switch to spotify in the car, play one song while you have attached your phone to the Tesla device, and then play using the phone after that.

Then you get no "next track" (it's disabled) on the MCU, so all control from there on in has to be via the phone. The big beautiful screen is then unused.
 
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wwu123

Member
Apr 11, 2017
416
347
Silicon Valley, CA
Spotify has no "made for you" functionality in Tesla. The upside is that Spotify on your phone recognizes the Tesla as a device, and will play songs. or rather - tell Tesla to play songs (it happens ON the Tesla MCU).

In order to do this, it's very clunky. you need to first switch to spotify in the car, play one song while you have attached your phone to the Tesla device, and then play using the phone after that.

Then you get no "next track" (it's disabled) on the MCU, so all control from there on in has to be via the phone. The big beautiful screen is then unused.

Seems odd that the controls don't work. When my wife streams Spotify from her phone via Bluetooth, I can use the "next track" from the car to control, or pause.
 

mmoran

Member
Sep 19, 2017
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Coopersburg, PA
All American Tesla’s are all running Spotify! You just can’t see it or hear it because it’s hidden in the background, but the process and the app are running on ALL cars, Tesla is just not showing it to you.

No, but if you pm me, you never know what can happen...

For the life of me. I don't see a PM option on this board. Or is that the joke.
 
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