If you drive a Tesla, you will enjoy millions of free tracks via a streaming service, as the company made a partnership with Spotify.
Tesla owners will not need to worry anymore about not having enough tracks to choose from while driving, as the electric automaker has made an agreement with music streaming service Spotify. Therefore, the model S will from now on benefit from the Spotify Premium option as standard, replacing former music partner Rdio, in Europe, Australia and Hong Kong. The shift will be made by over-the-air software update that will add the premium account to the car, thus providing the drivers the opportunity to browse throughout Spotify’s 30 million-song catalogue. The tracks can be accessed through voice commands or through the car’s infotainment system. Spotify is an online music streaming service that plays adverts in between songs, but the Premium package means the drives will be exempted from this inconvenience. The account will only work within Tesla S, so users that want to listen to free music outside the car will have to pay for another account.
“The car radio has not changed much at all, so what we’re doing with Tesla represents the future,” Jonathan Tarlton, senior manager for Automotive Business Development at Spotify said. “Tesla owners will be able to access a full premium experience, free from adverts.” Tarlton also confirmed that Spotify’s ongoing agreement with Uber would continue and hinted at future car system integration projects. “This is a very important focus for us and a key strategy and you can expect many more exciting announcements from us in this sphere,” he added.
Via The Telegraph