It would be nice to have other ways to stream media as I don't use Slacker or TuneIn. I still have to rely on my phone to stream music but no access to playlists and other features.
Yes, it would be nice, but for now those are your only options. You can get playlists in Slacker if you pay for your own Slacker Premium account and log in to that from the car.
soundcloud is now much more popular, as for me if you want to listen to new, interesting music, you should look there. A lot of young, unknown artists who create profiles and upload their music. Moreover, to pump your account there is quite easy, with the help of services such as https://soundcloudgrow.com/ . After that, there is a great chance that someone will notice and appreciate your work.
Among all these streaming services, honestly I like Google Play music best. It has the feature to let users to store 50,000 songs for free. So I switch from Spotify to Google Play. This tips help me do the transfer smoothly: https://www.drmare.com/spotify-music/upload-spotify-music-to-google-play...
And if you'd like to get more tips about enjoying digital streaming music easier, you can also check:https://www.drmare.com/
So Spotify is added, would really like the AppleMusic client, shouldn't be that hard as there is also multiplatform support for that one (Android, IOS).
You can use MusConv if you want to transfer music.
Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, SoundCloud, MLB, Stitcher, etc.
Yes, Tesla eventually needs a solution that supports a broader set of services. SiriusXM, Slacker and TuneIn alone don’t cut it IMO.
There are a couple other threads where the debate rages on approach to solving that... CarPlay, Tesla proprietary service, Tesla API framework, “do nothing”, etc. I suggest reading and engaging on those threads, if interested in more.