Owners of Model S would soon be able to benefit from Spotify’s music service in their car.
Tesla’s Model S series would now be shipped with Spotify Premium integration, making a replacement of former music partner Rdio, in Hong Kong, Europe, and Australia. The account would be only working within the automobile, meaning users would need to use an existing Spotify account or set up a new one to listen to music outside the vehicle.
Current owners of Model S would also take advantage of the tool, thanks to an over-the-air application upgrade from Monday. Existing Premium Spotify accounts could be connected to the automobile to listen to artists, radio stations, and favored playlists.
Drivers would now be offered an opportunity to select tracks from 30 million robust back catalogue through voice search, once the operator has tapped a sound control button on the new models’ steering wheel or through the touch screen display of dashboard.
Tesla, directed by the South African born entrepreneur ’Elon Musk’, is concerned with the development of electrically powered cars. An official of Spotify, Jonathan Tarlton, stated the collaboration had been developing for “many months”.
“The car radio has not changed much at all, so what we’re doing with Tesla represents the future,” he stated. “Tesla owners will be able to access a full premium experience, free from adverts.”
Mr. Tarlton made a confirmation that the Stockholm-based enterprise collaboration with Uber will continue in the aftermath of the proclamation, and pointed towards the future vehicle system integration ventures.
“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. The new collaboration is the latest in a long series of automotive corporations for the music service provider, who is known for previously collaborating with Mini, Ford, and BMW. It has also integrated with the Carplay car system of Apple, though it is quite probable if Apple were to manufacture its own much-rumored powered vehicle, the system would be substituted with its own streaming facility Apple Music.
In recent times, Tesla recalled 90,000 Model S vehicles after finding a fault with the seatbelt of a passenger. It aims to launch its third model – Model 3 – in March next year. This development has taken place after Tesla Model S’ Australian owners were adversely affected due to the breakdown of Rdio, the facility that was the official partner of automotive corporation to stream music.
The California based company has tied up with the European music service at a time when Nevada’s authorities are ready to offer $335 million state incentives package to its rival, Faraday future. The competition is heating up in the market due to competitive presence of various new businesses that are striving head-to-head to succeed.