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Slacker Favorites is Buggy

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Mattzilla, Jun 21, 2017.

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  1. Mattzilla

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    I sent the following to Slacker support (not expecting much from such a crappy service) because I am having a very annoying issue on the "Favorites" station in the car, on the website, and on my phone. Anyone else noticed this?

    "I have gone through My Music and removed all of the songs and artists I no longer want to hear on my Favorites station. However, even after a few days have passed, those same songs and artists continue to show up on my Favorites station during normal rotation! Very frustrating. On the website, I am unable to "dislike" them for some reason (it appears as though they are already disliked, which means it won't let me click on it... clicking on it multiple times does nothing as the song/artist continues to play anyway). In my car (Tesla), I can at least click the downvote button again and it will skip them. But these same songs and artists continue to show up there too even though I've removed them from my list of tracks/artists on the website. What the hell do I have to do to stop this from happening?"

    I even "banned" a few artists using the website but they show up again and again anyway. Slacker sucks...

    If Tesla doesn't give us the option of using Spotify soon I guess I'll have to stick with Pandora via bluetooth. Bummer to have to do that in such an advanced car in order to use a competent music streaming service.
     
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  2. Lu Ann

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    I notice it almost daily. For some reason Slacker seems to think I like rap music! The only style of music I ever give a thumbs up to is of the classic rock genre. The horror of it all...........first world problems.
     
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  3. Mattzilla

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    Made the mistake of letting my sister drive my car for a few days and now some of the worst music I've ever heard continues to violate my ears via my "Favorites" station and there is no way to remove it!
     
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    This is me exactly. Super annoying. I have it streaming my favorites now at work while charting so I can specifically ban artist on the PC to stop them from showing up in my car.
     
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    Same thing happens to me, songs I dislike show back up again days later. Tried going on the website but takes forever to delete stuff.
     
  6. Mattzilla

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    Even deleting tracks on the website doesn't stop them from showing up. Hell, banning an artist doesn't stop them from showing up.

    Slacker is garbage.
     
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    I'm still salty that I can no longer play by name... When I say "play centerfield" instead of just playing it like it used to, I now get a "centerfield station" from slacker and if I skip forward enough times (one time just a little over 30 skips) I'll get to the song I want to listen to so I just stopped trying...

    Jeff
     
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  8. Mattzilla

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    Yeah Tesla definitely bet on the wrong horse.
     
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    Slacker and the Tesla UI for it are awful. I selected about 30 diverse songs I like and the Favorites station was not giving me enough variety. So last night I spent an hour on my computer searching for about 50 albums I like and favoriting them. This morning I discovered that this made the bottom row of favorites (in which I also had several broadcast stations and some TuneIn stations, and my flash drive) totally unusable. I would have to scroll, scroll, scroll to move from the broadcast stations to Slacker Favorites or my USB drive. Every single album showed up in that row. Yet, when I played the Slacker Favorites station, I got exactly the same selection of songs that I had prior to all the work last night. OMG!

    I wish Tesla would let us use any music service I subscribe to. I have already trained Google Music and it does a very good job of playing a diverse playlist based on my likes.
     
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  10. Mattzilla

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    Lol. So bad. I mean right now I'm essentially forced to use my phone to stream via Bluetooth anyway. Might as well just give us Android Auto and Car Play...
     
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    I contacts so Tesla support supposedly there is a limit how many songs Slacker will play and after that it just take u to the song's station instead I guess this is to limit cost since Apple, Spotify and Amazon all charge for this type of feature
     
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    You could buy the premium service and have a few more features that make it better. $9.99 a month
     
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    Or keep paying Pandora $4.99 a month for a FAR superior and more customizable music listening experience. Hmmm.
     
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    Part of the problem might be that, I think, slacker ignores any thumbs up or down while on the Favorites channel. I'm not sure of this though. Has anyone else verified this in the non-premium versions?
     
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    The thumbs do work on the Favorites channel. I listen to this channel extensively and never had a thumbs down repeat.
     
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    Does anyone else get ABC news segments intermingled with music? It's the worst. I've down voted them a billion times with no effect.
     
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    Since this post I did a full car reset and it did not change anything on Slacker. I really feel bad if anyone sells their car and the new owner has to deal with this sh1t system.

    Things I have thumbed down continue to show up on favorites. Artists I've banned on the website continue to show up on favorites. Recently ESPN sports updates started showing up. I've disabled it on both the website and the Android app but it happens anyway. Garbage.

    So I'm still sticking with Pandora, which actually listens to user preferences.
     

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