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Slacker now giving me pseudo commercials

Discussion in 'Model S' started by jevan43, Nov 6, 2016.

  1. jevan43

    jevan43 Member

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    Last night I updated to 2.42.40 and now every 10-12 songs on Slacker in getting in-house commercials from them..4/5 times so far it's been the same one.."music news update."

    Attached an example. Anyone else?
     

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  2. GoTslaGo

    GoTslaGo Learning Member

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    My wife noticed this too, but only occurred with "recent searches", not with some older favorites (imported from 7.1).
     
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  3. jevan43

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    Same here. Have just tested this. I'm really starting to get frustrated with all these little issues that are collectively, a headache.
     
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    GoTslaGo Learning Member

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    She said she was able to fast forward through it.
     
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  5. commasign

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    This occurs when you have the news updates setting enabled. Email your local service center for your Tesla car-specific slacker credentials, login to slacker on the web or your smartphone, go to settings, and disable news updates. That should fix the problem. While you're there you can also enable 320kbps bitrate.

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  6. Ormond

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    Do you need a Slacker account?
     
  7. commasign

    commasign Active Member

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    Every Tesla Model S and X comes with a Slacker Radio Plus account. The login and password are hidden but your service center will share it with you if you ask.
     
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  8. redi

    redi 2013 P85+ with HumanPilot Technology

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    I did use my Tesla credentials and check the settings, and I have done this in the past. I also noticed the following when checking account setings:

    "You are currently subscribed to Slacker Radio Plus from a gift subscription

    Your subscription will expire on 12/17/2016"


    I don't recall seeing this before, but maybe it's sop.
     
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    Did you by any chance get your Tesla in December 2015? The account for my Tesla expires in 3/17, which will be one year after purchase of the car.
     
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    redi 2013 P85+ with HumanPilot Technology

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    I took delivery new in 9/13.
     
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    rog Member

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    There goes my theory... :)
     
  12. jevan43

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    Thank you!
     
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    I did actually!
     
  14. TexasEV

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    It doesn't really expire. It just says that.
     
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    In other threads on this it was said Ingineer or wk57 found that Tesla's now using the parameters hard-coded into the access URLs, so changing settings on the account is no longer effective. I don't know if that was only for bitrate, but may apply to this issue as well.
     
  16. commasign

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    That may be true about the bitrate, but I've noticed that the news updates settings do apply to the Tesla player (i.e. turning them on in the phone app makes the news updates appear in the car, and turning it off makes them disappear).
     
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  17. tmarcc

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    +1. You should also be able to get it by emailing Tesla technical support.
     
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    bmah Obscure Member

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    I presume that the subscription really would expire, but Tesla renews it before that happens. Happened to me just before my one-year anniversary (I didn't save "before" and "after" screenshots, but the expiration date did change, honest).

    Bruce.
     
  19. Lightmatrix

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    Yes here
     
  20. cman8

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    I just wish the changed to spotify
     

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