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What happened to Slacker

Discussion in 'Model S' started by timvracer, Apr 18, 2018.

  1. timvracer

    timvracer Member

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    My Slacker just stopped... curiously it seems nearly exactly 1 year since I took delivery. Is the Slacker service only good for 1 year?
     
  2. kev1n

    kev1n Active Member

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    should still work, it has been very spotty for me in the bay area recently though
     
  3. TexasEV

    TexasEV Well-Known Member

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    Have you tried rebooting? There is no time limit to Slacker service yet.
     
  4. FlyF4

    FlyF4 Son of a MX

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    I guess you have to cut Slacker some slack for being slack lately :rolleyes: Name says it all.
    As others infer, no time limit, none planned. BUT after 4 years of owning a car, there could be a change in the future.
    Likely just a temporary issue for you.
     
  5. nevrenuf

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    I just picked up a new P100D - don't see Slacker anywhere. Is this something I would have to enable ?
     
  6. GatorGuy

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    It under the "streaming" option. Your DS should give you the tesla login credentials.
     
  7. nevrenuf

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    On my screen it shows that I am logged in with some obscure id [email protected]. Should I have been given personal login information or is this teslamotors.com associated with my car? My car was a demo so perhaps this is relevant ?
     
  8. project880

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    I never received any login credentials when I took delivery last month. What's the purpose of the credentials?
     
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    Fix your likes and dislikes. Set preference for clean tracks vs swears, etc.
     
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  10. TexasEV

    TexasEV Well-Known Member

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    You don’t need login credentials. it’s built into the firmware. The only reason to enter is if you are paying for a personal Premium account rather than using the free Tesla account.
     
  11. GatorGuy

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    Contact your delivery specialist. The login is for a free upgraded account.
     
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  12. GatorGuy

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    Mine didn't work till I logged in.
     
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    If you get a login you can create playlists at home that you cant do from the car..
     
  14. project880

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    Thanks! I'll contact my DS
     
  15. nevrenuf

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    What does a "personal Premium account" offer over above the free Tesla account? My DS said nothing about such a thing and I have not been able to find anything online about it....
     
  16. timvracer

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    I believe you need to login to set the "high bit rate streaming" option, which I had done when I first took delivery a year ago.
     
  17. timvracer

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    FYI.. I did a reboot, and Slacker came back. Thanks all!
     
  18. Jashev

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    You don't get a personal login. Everyone uses the generic tesla account logins unless you purchase a premium Slacker account (which I have done and I actually like the service that way).
     
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  19. thegooch49

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    This is correct....I emailed ServiceHelpNA about this. Their response was:

    "There is no login for slacker needed on a Tesla despite the login field being empty. Slacker is automatically logged in internally."

    The one thing that is annoying to me, is that I can't seem to find a way to reset the slacker like/dislike ratings on the car. I bought my car from a 3rd party, and inherited his musical taste in slacker. After getting the car in my name and MyTesla, I did the full factory reset. This cleared almost everything (homelink, map history, settings, etc). The one thing it did not clear was the slacker data! It's a little annoying, if anyone has a suggestion, I'm ears (I cannot log into slacker in the car w/ my free slacker account. I cannot log into slacker w/ my tesla account).
     
  20. Hood7

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    There is no login/user-id and password needed just to use Slacker on your Tesla (the user-id and password seem to be coded already into the car), but your Tesla still should have a unique user-id and password. Maybe it's a matter of how you ask them the question, because I did receive my Slacker user-id and password as a reply to my email requesting that info so that I can log into my account and make sure my account settings include the highest bitrate/quality streaming (and I did use the user-id/password and discovered the max quality switch was not already on, and I switched to the high bitrate/quality and it is noticeably better-sounding). Seems to me that each Tesla vehicle has a unique Tesla-specific user-id and password - the userid has the word 'tesla' in it and a bunch of numbers.
     
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