Model 3

Spotify Newbie Questions

edited November -1 in Model 3
Signed up for premium account.
With the app on my phone I see all these playlists curated for me. But in the car I can't find the playlists Spotify created for me on my phone/app.
As far as I can tell, my only option for choosing music is to select artists that I 'liked'/followed on the app.
Any Spotify experts have any tips or tricks they want to share?
So much better than Slacker already.


  • edited November -1
    And is there no 'dislike' button with Spotify to get a song out of rotation?
  • edited November -1
    I create Spotify playlists on my phone and have no trouble seeing them in the car.
  • edited October 2019
    Thanks Wayne. Was speaking more to the curated playlists from Spotify.
  • edited October 2019
    The playlists that Spotify "curates" for you won't show in your Tesla as they're not *your* playlists. The playlists that show in your car are the ones from your own library which you created or follow. Maybe try following one of those curated playlists. It might show up in your car then.

    Spotify no longer focuses on "radio" stations that you curate with thumbs up and thumbs down like Pandora does. They're more about playlists (created by you or them) and being able to play any song from any artist (or a whole album or repertoire). They never did radio stations as well as Pandora, in my opinion.
  • edited October 2019
    Thanks Christian.
  • edited November -1
    Spotify does have stations in the car similar to Slacker. We're partial to the "decades" category.
  • edited October 2019
    My problem is that my complete library, which appears on my iPhone, iMac, and iPad Spotify apps, doesn't appear in the car. Some earlier items do, but not the recent ones, added yesterday. I have rebooted the app in the Tesla Model S several times but the problem remains. Help?
  • edited November 2019
    hokiegir1: Where are the stations in Tesla Spotify? I see the heading but there is nothing under it?
  • edited November 2019
    I signed up for a Spotify Premium account today. Created a playlist on my iPhone. Signed into my account in my (Model 3 SR+) tried to play a song in the playlist, it appears to be playing, but no sound. The play button changed to spinning cursor, but the playhead is advancing under the album cover thumbnail. If I play one of Spotify’s channels it works, just not my playlist. Anyone experiencing this? Solutions?
  • edited November 2019
    @TM3Mig19 I have the same problem but mine doesn't work for spotify channels either. The scroll button screen reset fixes it but I have to do it literally every drive and it's obnoxious. Mobile service is coming out on the 15th to take a look at it.
  • edited February 2020
    You can convert Spotify music to MP3 files. So you can play them in your car and select the playlist you like. The AudFree Spotify Music Converter can help you. Get more detail on the AudFree website (
  • edited February 2020
    You can convert Spotify music to MP3 files. So you can play them in your car and select the playlist you like. The AudFree Spotify Music Converter can help you. Get more detail on the AudFree website (
  • Maybe you should try other methods to listen to Spotify music in the car. You could try to stream Spotify music from your phone and then connect your phone for playing Spotify in the car via Bluetooth. Or, you could also try to get Spotify in the car via Android Auto or CarPlay. If the above two methods are also not useful, you could try to copy Spotify playlist to CD and then directly play Spotify music from CD in the car. But here you may need a professional Spotify music converter called TunesKit. It is a professional and powerful music converter for Spotify which lets you download music from Spotify and convert them to MP3 or other audio formats. Then you can listen to Spotify in the car without the limitation.
  • edited May 2020
    For anyone experiencing an issue where you can no longer ask the car to play a specific song, try these steps:
    1. Go to on your phone or laptop and click "log out everywhere"
    2. go to the built In Spotify on your Tesla screen, then click log out.
    3.Get a different Spotify Premium account (or a different premium free trial account)
    4. Go to the built in Spotify player on the Tesla screen, and log in using the new premium account.
    5. Go to on your phone or laptop, log in with new premium account.
    6. click "log out everywhere"
    7. Go back. to the Tesla screen then click "log out", wait for it to process
    8. then try out searching for a song.
    This should the issue!
  • edited July 2020
    Agree with leecynthia1995,I have same problem before since I used the Spotify music converter which make me listening Spotify music more convenient,but I was used the Tunelf Spotify Music Converter not the Tuneskit,How do you feel?
  • My trick is to use a Spotify Playlist Converter( to download Spotify music to MP3 then import the MP3 songs to the car.
    This article illustrates the detailed steps you can check it out:
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