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V10 Spotify Bit Transfer Rate

tcoombes

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Jan 22, 2018
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Now that Spotify is available in the US in V10, does anyone know what the maximum bit transfer rate is in the Model S? I have premium Slacker and I believe I get 128kbs. I signed up for Spotify Premium and it allows configurable options for streaming and download bit rates. Default for streaming is “auto.” It would be good to know the default and maximum transfer rate for Spotify in the Model S.
 
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SeminoleFSU

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Now that Spotify is available in the US in V10, does anyone know what the maximum bit transfer rate is in the Model S? I have premium Slacker and I believe I get 128kbs. I signed up for Spotify Premium and it allows configurable options for streaming and download bit rates. Default for streaming is “auto.” It would be good to know the default and maximum transfer rate for Spotify in the Model S.
I haven't done extensive listening but my guess is it is 128. I felt like I could hear a difference (Spotify via my phone over BT sounded better).
I have the streaming audio set to auto quality on my phone app but was playing something I've downloaded at extreme quality lto the car
 

tcoombes

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Jan 22, 2018
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Northern California
I haven't done extensive listening but my guess is it is 128. I felt like I could hear a difference (Spotify via my phone over BT sounded better).
I have the streaming audio set to auto quality on my phone app but was playing something I've downloaded at extreme quality lto the car

I think you may be right. I have played the same song in the car on Slacker Premium at 128 and on Spotify Premium and they seem very similar. I have Spotify configured in the app to stream at the “high” rate of 160, but I don’t know if it streams to the car at that rate - it seems more like 128, but I don’t know for sure.
 

SeminoleFSU

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I think you may be right. I have played the same song in the car on Slacker Premium at 128 and on Spotify Premium and they seem very similar. I have Spotify configured in the app to stream at the “high” rate of 160, but I don’t know if it streams to the car at that rate - it seems more like 128, but I don’t know for sure.
Your best bet is to download a few songs to your phone. Before you do it set the download quality to extreme. If you have a reasonably new smartphone it should support Bluetooth connections at the extreme bitrate.
 

jmaddr

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Download quality is set by the client with both Slacker and Spotify. Tesla does not let us change it. It is what Tesla deems it to be for now unfortunately since they are paying for the service provider (again, for now).
 
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