Model 3

Can you get In-car internet streaming music & media on the Standard/Standard Plus?

edited November -1 in Model 3
Anyone know if you can get In-car internet streaming music & media on the Standard/Standard Plus?

It is included on the Midrange and up. Is it possible to pay the $100 per year to activate this? Thanks!
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  • edited March 2019
    Pure speculation here but I would think that only premium has LTE. Standard and plus has WiFi only. Therefore no traffic and streaming.
  • edited March 2019
    That makes no sense at all
  • edited March 2019
    Never have been able to log into my "slacker" account. For me it has been a useless service. (no service)
  • edited March 2019
    That feature is only included with Premium interior.
    This info, unlike the vague Autopilot info, is listed on the website but sort of hidden. Go to the bottom of the Model 3 page, to “Specs,” then click the plus sign.
  • edited March 2019
    And no AM radio, either. So, if you like talk radio...
  • edited March 2019
    I find the built in music sub par. You'll find Google play music and connecting through bluetooth to be much better, or your streaming music provider of choice.
  • edited March 2019
    If there was no LTE modem then the app wouldn’t work. I have to believe they included LTE.
  • edited March 2019
    @t_bui - I doubt that is the case. Some people won't have wifi connectivity where they park, and so without LTE they would never be able to get upgrades. Also there are a lot of phone app features that require constant connectivity.
  • edited March 2019
    @jamilworm: "@t_bui - I doubt that is the case. Some people won't have wifi connectivity where they park, and so without LTE they would never be able to get upgrades. Also there are a lot of phone app features that require constant connectivity."
    True, but the question was about streaming music. Tesla doesn’t have to give you access to LTE for music, but they do have to enable app features.
  • edited March 2019
    I can't believe that tesla doesn't plan to allow streaming music, even its for a fee.
  • edited March 2019
    Is it possible to pay the $100 per year to activate this?

    From my understanding, yes you can activate that. But someone that has a standard package now can confirm this. You should be able to activate thru your console.
  • edited March 2019
    Just purchased a Model 3 Standard Range Plus and I can't find the area on the screen where I can install TuneIn app. Tried everything and I can't find it. The mid-range and up has the following option (In-car internet streaming music & media), but my Standard does not. Does that mean I can't install any application in the car?
  • edited March 2019
    I think in the SR or SR+ you have to listen to music through bluetooth from your phone if you want anything other than FM radio
  • edited March 2019
    @kgradzki Yes. The Car OS does not allow third party app installations (yet?) You can play from your phone's media apps like slacker, tune-in or spotify and stream to car speakers using bluetooth. In MR or LR the tune-in is pre installed
  • edited March 2019
    So if Tesla pre-installed TuneIn on the MR and LR models, can I stop by the service center and have them install it on my SR+?

    Also, do you know if they removed the Homelink option on the SR+ to program your garage door openers? I can't find the Homelink icon on the upper left of my screen. How do you open the garage doors using SR+ Model 3?
  • edited March 2019
    Well, Homelink was not mentioned as a feature in the SR+, nor was any streaming media.

    So I'm afraid you've got what you are supposed to have.
  • edited March 2019
    There is no Homelink in SR/SR+

    SR/SR+ have LTE. However, only emergency software updates can be downloaded over LTE. Non emergency updates must be downloaded when connected to WiFi. The app can always connect remotely to the car over LTE.

    Tesla has not announced a subscription plan for non premium interiors to have premium connectivity features. The FAQ mentions they will announce this later on in the year but did not reveal any pricing info.
  • edited November -1
    Why does everyone have such a problem with using their phone for streaming?
  • edited May 2019
    When there is no LTE, streaming doesn't work very well
  • edited November -1
    They cant give all the 5k "premium" features away..
  • edited May 2019
    OP, that was one of the major differences from partial premium to premium interiors - no in-car media streaming and internet (web browser,etc.) . The car will have LTE connection for emergency updates only and will not offer optional feature updates, live traffic, and built-in streaming. As you see in SR/SR+, Slacker and tune-in are not available. I think they are cutting cost from not having to pay to Slacker, Tunein and AT&T (data). Also, trying to differentiate between tiers. When I bought my MR, I debated getting SR+ and spoke to Tesla inside sales person in Fremont office. He clearly mentioned the differences and suggested going with MR if these upgrades are important to me.

    But with Tesla, nothing is written on stone.It could change with a single tweet. If enough people complain and willing to pay for these features, Elon might add. come July 1 when the first batch of cars with 1 year premuim connectivity expires, we will know more about the pricing for premium connectivity, which cars will get it. Until then, its a speculation

    andy.connor - there is a noticeabe difference between bluetooth and built-in streaming from what I've noticed. I've tried 320 kbps steaming from my phone as well. I dont have Tidal, so did not try the really high bandwidth streaming. I get a much crisper and fuller sound on Slacker app in the car vs. phone. May be its just me
  • edited May 2019
    If there is no LTE, how is your car supposed to have streaming capability?
  • edited November -1
    @andy.connor.e All Teslas have LTE, just not "Premium Connectivity". The SR/SR+ still get to use the Tesla App to remotely start climate and what not which would need LTE
  • edited May 2019
    I asked:
    "Why does everyone have such a problem with using their phone for streaming?"

    Response:
    "When there is no LTE, streaming doesn't work very well"

    My question:
    If LTE is not available for your phone, how would it be any different if the car was doing the streaming?
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