So when do we get Spotify?

So when do we get Spotify?

jimglas | February 5, 2019

right after SeriusXM

EVRider | February 5, 2019

When you move to Europe.

erm1 | February 5, 2019

lol - it is sad that they have it in Europe and we don't -Spotify has 86 million paid subscribers while slacker has 400,000, seems kinda stupid for Tesla to limit itself like that - long time premium family spotify account won't be changing - | February 5, 2019

I'm indifferent - Slacker or Spotify. Of course, you'd get howls of protest from many owners who have Slacker accounts if you forced them to switch. Spotify wasn't in the USA when Tesla was designing the streaming system so they went with Slacker. At the time, Spotify was only in Europe. Doesn't mean they couldn't offer the option today, but I suspect it is way down on the feature list.

No42 | February 11, 2019

+1 for Spotify in US.

blue adept | February 15, 2019

Do you have a cellphone?

Do you have Spotify or Slacker or SiriusXM or Pandora or iTunes or damn near any other music player app on your phone (as many do)?

Do you have a micro-to-standard USB cable?

Then plug your phone into the Tesla USB jack and enjoy your music!

Do you have a 3.5mm-to-USB converter?

Then either load all of your music files onto, say, an external SSD and plug that into the USB port after formatting the audio files into one of the supported audio formats:


Or just simply use the 3.5-to-USB converter to plug your MP3 (or whatever) player into one of Tesla's USB ports and enjoy!

EVRider | February 16, 2019

@blue adept: You can't play music from a phone or other media player via the USB port in a Tesla, you have to use Bluetooth for that. You were correct about playing from a USB flash drive.

It doesn't help anyone here to post advice without actually knowing if it will work. I'm guessing you don't actually own a Tesla.

NKYTA | February 16, 2019

Wait, what?

You can use Bluetooth to play music from your phone in a Tesla from whatever source.

You can plug in a USB drive to play music in a Tesla.

@Roofless, maybe I am inadvertently making your point...or maybe I’m not understanding the question...

blue adept | February 17, 2019


As it turns out I actually have several, all of which apparently function differently than yours, unfortunately for you. | February 18, 2019

On plugging your phone into the USB data port (not Bluetooth), some phones will work, but most do not. Apple in particular does not support this technique in the Tesla.

marlinputnam8745 | March 22, 2019

Tesla is soon releasing spotify app integration in it's vehicles in the US,as you may know this feature is already available in european fleet,spotify is one of the most requested services by Tesla owners.

josia75 | March 22, 2019

I haven't head anything new about Tesla updating the system to add Spotify, does any one have a link or something which can confirms this? Last I checked their was in article 3 years ago which said it is coming soon (yeah ok).

bbird | April 26, 2019


What is your source for this? | April 26, 2019

Lots of random owner conjecture - but I've not seen anything that even hint at it from Tesla. My guess is like any change it would create an uproar from those that are happy with Slacker to be forced to switch. I can't see Tesla offering both, but who knows. Could be cool to offer a large range of streaming choices and let the owner pay for the service(s) they want. For me, I'd prefer Amazon streaming, but find Slacker ok too.

pocastillo | April 27, 2019

I just miss Appleplay.. PLEASE ADD APPLE PLAY TO THE SCREEN!!!! This car is so perfect in many way but lacks servery in phone integration. I do not miss anything about my Dodge Challenger but my apple play option.

robertjamesdavis | May 14, 2019

I spent the last couple of weeks putting together an in depth tutorial of how to get Spotify up and running on your Tesla in under 30 minutes. Enjoy!

-Rob | May 15, 2019

@robertjamesdavis - Thanks for putting this together - interesting solution, but does cost $15/mo on top of Spotify costs. Seems like the only viable solution today.

andy.connor.e | May 15, 2019

just stream it off your phone data. Its more economical to put $10-$15/mo into increasing your data plan IF YOU NEED IT, rather than trying to integrate it into your Tesla. I assume people use the phone key, if so, you always have your phone with you. And assuming you use it as the car key, you're hooked up to bluetooth. Not sure how that isnt the easier solution.

robertjamesdavis | May 15, 2019

@tesla.tap - no problem. works great as an all purpose computer. I also use it to stream Netflix and it’s pretty slick for conference calls / video conferencing

@andy.connor.e - I think folks are looking to put the phone down and interact with the touchscreen in front of them. That’s my understanding at least.