Almost all of us like to listen to music in our cars be it for the daily commute or a memorable road trip. Music has been an essential companion in our travels for such a long time that it seems nearly impossible to not have it suddenly. This endless stream of music is nowadays provided by Spotify at its best.
You can always connect music to any vehicle just by connecting it through your cellphone’s Bluetooth system. But this requires you to search for your phone every time you want to pass on a song, resulting in endless distractions in your driving experience. Getting your eyes off the road for even a second can lead to fatal accidents.
The modern manufacturing giant, Tesla, keeps these struggles in mind and allows you to use Spotify directly through the car’s touchscreen. Tesla provides a pre-installed Spotify for its car owners, saving them the trouble of having to look for their cell phones to play the songs.
Many people have reported Spotify not working in Tesla or being unable to log in to Spotify on several Tesla models. This can be frustrating especially when you’re in the mood to listen to your favorite songs.
To save yourself from the same frustration all you have to do is to follow this guide! Let’s move on.
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Can’t Login To Spotify – All The Reasons
You can’t seem to log in to your Spotify account or the songs just keep getting stuck? This issue has been reported quite a lot, especially in Tesla Model 3, Model X, Model Y, and Model S.
11 Ways to Fix Tesla Spotify Not Working
Now that you have a general idea about what may cause issues with the proper working of Spotify in your Tesla. Follow the steps mentioned below and I’m sure that you’ll be back on the road again pretty quickly with your perfect playlist.
1. Check Spotify Availability In Your Region
People tend to think that Spotify must be available in every region but it is not always the case. There are certain regions where Spotify have not been launched yet.
Keeping this in mind, it is better to first check the regional availability of the app before diving into the troubleshooting.
2. Check Internet Connection
Same as every other network-supported device or application, the first thing you need to do is ensure that you have a proper internet connection.
3. Log In To The Account Again
Sometimes logging out from your Spotify account and then logging in again seems to help with the proper working of the app.
This may happen due to certain bugs or minor glitches that conflict with the Spotify app.
4. Switch To Another App
Tesla comes with two music streaming apps, the other being TuneIn. Switching to TuneIn may help refresh the Spotify app the next time you use it.
5. Switch To Mobile Data
Sometimes inaccessible internet connection is the main obstacle to Spotify connectivity. You should always switch to mobile data while you are driving or are out of the range of WiFi.
Note: You might also be interested in knowing why is WiFi not working in your Tesla.
6. Check For Recent Updates
An incompatible version of either Spotify itself or outdated Tesla software can lead to faults with the working of Spotify.
Make sure that all the systems and apps are updated regularly.
7. Restart Tesla
You can also try to restart your Tesla by first switching off your Tesla. Now wait for 2 minutes and press the brake pedal to turn your car back on.
This has seemed to be the best solution up until now as it has proved to work in most cases.
8. Switch To A Different Spotify Plan
It has been reported that in a few cases changing to a different Spotify subscription plan has helped resolve the problem.
If you are using an Individual plan you can switch to a Duo or Family plan.
9. Reset Tesla Spotify Password
If your countless efforts don’t seem to solve the problem, you can check if the problem is solved by changing your Spotify account password.
10. Perform Electronic Reset
When nothing seems to work, the last resort is to perform an electronic reset on your Tesla. The steps to do so are:
- Press and hold both the scroll buttons on your steering wheel for 10 seconds and simultaneously hold the brake pedal.
- Wait till the touchscreen turns off and remove your foot from the brake pedal.
- Now wait for the touchscreen to power on again. It does so within 1 to 2 minutes.
11. Connect Via Bluetooth
When nothing seems to work, you can always run Spotify on your cell phone and then connect it to your Tesla using Bluetooth.
This is not a permanent solution but can make it work for you until you get the problem solved.
12. Contact Customer Support
Have you tried all the methods mentioned above and nothing worked out? I guess it’s high time you take your car to Tesla support.
Note: Take a look at the video below to understand the process visually.
Interruptions in the music can spoil your enjoyable driving experience. To ensure a smooth music experience, I have provided you with all the information that will help you overcome the musical crisis. Next time your songs stop, you’ll probably know what to do!