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Spotify not available - Speculation why?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by ybbor, Jul 19, 2018.

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Would you want Spotify or some other alternative to Slacker?

  1. Yes

    38 vote(s)
    90.5%
  2. No

    4 vote(s)
    9.5%
  1. ybbor

    ybbor Member

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    I would really love to have a native Spotify client on my Model 3 (since I already have a premium spotify account with all my playlists). They have obviously built the integrated client because it's available on Tesla's in Europe.

    Does anyone have a good idea why this would be?

    I am assuming that Tesla and Slacker made some exclusive US deal when the Models S came out in 2012. This is more then 5 years ago now; would this deal last forever? How long do typical exclusive things like this work, or is there such a thing as typical? Are there any press releases from Tesla or Slacker over the past 6 years that I've missed that might give some insight? Has Elon ever responded to Slacker/Spotify questions?

    thanks!
     
  2. nexusone

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    This is an old ask/gripe of many.

    Ask Elon on Twitter. That seems to be the only way to get anything done.
     
  3. ybbor

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    Are there any Twitter power users with lots of followers that could ask Elon? He seems more likely to respond to more influential people (not me). Thanks!
     
  4. kengchang

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    Slacker probably have exclusive license deal with Tesla in the USA
     
  5. ybbor

    ybbor Member

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    I agree that's probably correct. I'm just wondering if Tesla or Slacker has ever made a public announcement or statement about their arrangement. It's been 6 years since the model S was released with Slacker; How long can this exclusive deal last?
     

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