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Slacker plays at 64kbps and that's it!

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by Jrzapata, Jul 20, 2018.

  1. Jrzapata

    Jrzapata Member

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    I upgraded to plus and contacted slacker asking about audio quality.
    this is what I got:

    Message:
    I got slacker plus. What quality will it play in my model 3?

    Frank S. (Slacker Radio)

    Jul 20, 10:28 PDT

    All music with Slacker on Tesla plays at 64kbps, regardless of subscription level. If your Tesla includes the high quality audio package, this quality can be increased to 128kbps by enabling the option in your car. (If your car doesn't contain this option, then you cannot adjust the audio quality.)
    Best regards,
    Frank
    Slacker Radio Support

    there go $30 down the drain
     
  2. Achilles

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    Does anyone know if a 2017 Model S with premium audio package can play it at 128?
     
  3. Pkmmte

    Pkmmte Le meow

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    Doesn't that mean that it plays at 128kbps rather than 64kbps since all Model 3s so far have the Premium Upgrades Package with enhanced audio?

    Still, even 128kbps seems pretty low.
     
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  5. Jrzapata

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    from what I gather from other postings, it is 64kbps unless your device can set it up to something higher.
    cancelled my account, got my $30 back
     
  6. Insilin

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    Wow, no wonder it sounds so grainy during some songs. If only we could have Spotify instead of having to use bluetooth
     
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  7. Jrzapata

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    From what I understand. No, all 64
     
  8. strava

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    I got the same answer from Slacker: the in-dash Slacker system in Tesla does not play high-quality audio, regardless of your subscription.

    Yes, paying for a higher Slacker bitrate is a waste of money. It doesn't exist.
     
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