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Slacker thumbs-up keep coming back?

kgoroway

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Apr 24, 2019
325
657
South Jersey
Seems (and maybe wrong) but any Thumbs up/down/or remove that the track must play to the end for it to stick.

Ooo... Very interesting. I suspect I've been hitting thumbs up (to clear it), and then immediately skipping to the next song. For a week or so, I'll try letting them finish playing. Thanks for the hint!
 
Aug 28, 2017
88
136
Alabama
Seems (and maybe wrong) but any Thumbs up/down/or remove that the track must play to the end for it to stick.
It doesn't. I've been testing this for a few months. There is currently no way to remove the thumbs up from a song no matter when you press it or how long you let the song play.
 

Zirak

Member
May 3, 2018
325
170
Canada
If you search up that station again it'll reset all of the thumbs up/down preferences (at least it did for me), you may have to change the character casing so that the car thinks its a new station.
 

silentcorp

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Jul 20, 2018
514
707
Denver CO
Slacker stinks. I've given thumbs down to songs and see them come back again - not a remix, or a different version, but the exact same album, album art and song.
 

kgoroway

Member
Apr 24, 2019
325
657
South Jersey
If you search up that station again it'll reset all of the thumbs up/down preferences (at least it did for me), you may have to change the character casing so that the car thinks its a new station.

This is primarily happening on the built in "stations." So, no real way to re-create them.
 

Apollo3

Member
Apr 8, 2019
12
13
CA
Here's a response someone else got when the contacted Slacker regarding this same issue:
"There is not a way to manage your station's ratings. We also wouldn't expect any ratings to be able to be undone from the Tesla interface, as that feature isn't something Tesla supports at this time.
The only way to resolve your issue with that car would be to create a personal Slacker account and purchase a paid subscription."

They're basically saying pay us to use that feature.
 

bijan

Member
Aug 7, 2018
843
718
Oakville Ontario Canada
Here's a response someone else got when the contacted Slacker regarding this same issue:
"There is not a way to manage your station's ratings. We also wouldn't expect any ratings to be able to be undone from the Tesla interface, as that feature isn't something Tesla supports at this time.
The only way to resolve your issue with that car would be to create a personal Slacker account and purchase a paid subscription."

They're basically saying pay us to use that feature.

It definitely works with a paid account. You can log in the app or website and manage the thumbs up and down.

Tesla used to give out the login details for the car's account. Which is the mid tier slacker plan not the free one with ads. They stopped handing out that info at some point for some reason. But if you could get your hands on that you might be in business.
 

kgoroway

Member
Apr 24, 2019
325
657
South Jersey
Here's a response someone else got when the contacted Slacker regarding this same issue:
"There is not a way to manage your station's ratings. We also wouldn't expect any ratings to be able to be undone from the Tesla interface, as that feature isn't something Tesla supports at this time.
The only way to resolve your issue with that car would be to create a personal Slacker account and purchase a paid subscription."

They're basically saying pay us to use that feature.

If only that were really true though! If that was the case, we would have never been able to successfully thumbs-up a song in the first place. Maybe that's what actually happened. This used to work fine, we were able to thumbs up some songs...and then they removed that ability behind the scenes, and now we're stuck with whatever was recorded back when this worked. Fun!
 

bijan

Member
Aug 7, 2018
843
718
Oakville Ontario Canada
If only that were really true though! If that was the case, we would have never been able to successfully thumbs-up a song in the first place. Maybe that's what actually happened. This used to work fine, we were able to thumbs up some songs...and then they removed that ability behind the scenes, and now we're stuck with whatever was recorded back when this worked. Fun!

I think what they're saying is that you can't get a list of all your thumbs up and downs from the Tesla GUI, which you can from the app and website with a paid account, and which allows you to remove previous thumbs up and down. And they're also saying you can't remove a thumbs up or down from the Tesla GUI since it doesn't support it. I don't think they're claiming you can't give ratings (thumbs up or down) from the Tesla GUI. So it's the weird situation of you can thumbs up a song, but you can't un-thumbs up a song. (I have a paid account but I'm pretty sure I still have to log in to the app/website to remove a thumbs up).
 

640k

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Jul 15, 2019
929
693
Cincinnati
FWIW - i had "paid" Slacker for a number of years. always had an Android device. Google Play Music was never up to par. Hated iTunes and making my own playlists just took too long. I ended up with Slacker by mistake (mowing the grass, button got butt dialed) like back in 2004 and kept it until I switched from Verizon in 2017.

Free Slacker (app) only lets you skip six songs (seems to be the standard) and includes ads.
Paid Slacker allows you to skip unlimited songs and is ad-free.
Premium Slacker is closer to that of Spotify. You can create entire stations revolving around a single artist or song, search out the specific song, play it, etc.

In the Tesla - our app is closer to that of "Paid Slacker" in that we don't get any ads and that we have unlimited skips. For me, while it's not the best solution, it's >>A<< solution and it's not terrible. Both TuneIn and Spotify require a premium account to use. I'm just happy to have the option.
 

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