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Slacker doesn't play on demand music after V10

Before V10, when I used a voice command such as "Play Tiny Dancer by Elton John", it would then play that song without any more intervention on my part. Now what it does is bring up the keyboard and behind that is a list of artists and albums that "match" that. Even then, there's no easy way to get to the song you just asked for. It just started happening after installing V10. Not sure if that caused it or it's just a coincidence and I unknowingly did something else.

Anybody else experience this or have a solution for it? Thanks.
 
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alstoralset

Man from another place
Nov 23, 2018
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Confirming the OP behavior with V10.

Hands-free requesting of a song (is, was) one of my favorite M3 features. I had probably a 95% hit rate with it. Really hope this functionality gets restored soon!

Not sure if adding a Spotify Premium account would be a workaround? Can a specific song be voice commanded with Spotify, without previously setting up a playlist for it, or similar?
 

Dan203

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Jul 10, 2019
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Northern Nevada
Confirming the OP behavior with V10.

Hands-free requesting of a song (is, was) one of my favorite M3 features. I had probably a 95% hit rate with it. Really hope this functionality gets restored soon!

Not sure if adding a Spotify Premium account would be a workaround? Can a specific song be voice commanded with Spotify, without previously setting up a playlist for it, or similar?

No. Every voice command takes you to search now and you have to manually pick the song from the list if it finds it.
 
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No. Every voice command takes you to search now and you have to manually pick the song from the list if it finds it.

even if you're not logged into spotify? the weird thing i've seen is that the search shows two results for most songs (if slacker and spotify both have it), but it takes you to spotify no matter which one you click on...
 

Spelly88

OD 5/14 LR5 MSM/Black | 20 | PA I EDD 11/24-12/14
May 16, 2018
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Philly Suburbs, PA
This is happening to me too, where it just brings up the "results" screen instead of playing the song... I don't have a Spotify account so it's just using Slacker still for me... Do we think this is a bug or is this a permanent change? REALLY hoping it's a bug... Being able to play a song directly with voice commands is one of my favorite features, even if the correct song only played about 65% of the time... I hate having to take my eyes off the road to pick a song from the touchscreen...
 

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