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Elon Musk hints at Tesla vehicles finally getting Spotify

• https://electrek.co

Tesla is navigating a fairly complex in-car music streaming situation and now Elon Musk is adding to it by hinting that Tesla cars in North America might get Spotify.

In Europe, Tesla owners have been enjoying a Spotify app directly integrated into Tesla's system for years now.

However, in North America, Tesla has a deal with Slacker to provide music streaming services to the fleet.

Slacker has been the subject of criticisms by some Tesla owners and it's unclear why Tesla hasn't integrated Spotify for its entire fleet, but it has been rumored to be a contractual issue.

The service is relatively small and Tesla's fleet integration actually represents an important part of the revenue of Slacker Radio's parent company.

At one point, versions of Tesla's Spotify app appeared in the code of North American vehicles on several occasions, but the feature was never made available to the US/Canadian fleet.

Now CEO Elon Musk hints that it might finally be coming to the US in a simple single word respond to integrating the music streaming app:

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