Streaming music has become very popular over the last few years with Spotify and Apple Music emerging as the current leaders. Streaming music offers a lot of advantages over buying physical media, access to millions of albums and no need to carry anything but your phone. There’s plenty of choice in the streaming space as well. Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora, Tidal, Amazon Music, Google Play Music, and several others offer different features and choices for consumers. So it’s a curious thing when electric car maker Tesla Motors decides it may want to offer its own streaming music option to customers.
Tesla currently offers Slacker Radio in its cars in the U.S. and Spotify in Europe, Hong Kong, and Australia. Of course, you can use any streaming music service via Bluetooth from your phone in any Tesla. When questioned about Tesla’s interest in working on a music service for its cars and customers they responded.
“We believe it’s important to have an exceptional in-car experience so our customers can listen to the music they want from whatever source they choose,” Tesla said in a statement, without directly addressing talks with labels.
As we mentioned before, if you have a music service you enjoy and its not available in your Tesla, you can stream from your phone to the Tesla. Still, more streaming companies are trying to get into vehicles because it does offer the advantage of not having to connect with your phone to get to your music. It remains unknown if Tesla is actually serious about the prospect or it’s just putting its feelers out to gauge what it would take. It will be interesting to see if they do implement the idea and if it would be a Tesla only service or if they’d open it up to everyone.
Last Updated on June 25, 2017.