[Tesla Spotify] How to Connect Spotify to Tesla in 2023

Q: "I have a Tesla Model 3 and want to listen to music while driving. I know there are various apps and services that can be used on Tesla. Does Tesla Premium connectivity include Spotify? How do I connect Spotify to Tesla Model 3?"

Yes, there is Spotify on Tesla. Since 2019, Tesla owners can enjoy many entertainment services on their cars. However, as of now, Spotify streaming on Tesla is only available for Spotify Premium. But don't worry, if you don't want to pay for Premium, here is the solution as well. Read on to learn how to enable Tesla Spotify with or without Premium.

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Part 1. How to Get Spotify Tesla Work with Premium Account

Here are two ways to play Spotify on Tesla, one is by logging into your Spotify Premium account directly, and the other is by using Bluetooth. Check out the details below.

Option 1. Login to Spotify on Tesla Model 3 for Streaming

Thanks to the Spotify Tesla integration, Tesla owners can easily stream favorite Spotify songs on their Tesla. Before you get started, make sure you meet the following requisites.


✔️ Own a Tesla Model S, Model X or Model 3
✔️ Tesla in-car software updated to version 10.0
✔️ Available Spotify premium account

How to Get Spotify on Tesla Model 3

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Step 1. On your Tesla touchscreen, tap on the second "Music" icon from the bottom row, and then tap on "Spotify".

Step 2. Login with Spotify Premium account or a Tesla Premium account that comes with Tesla's Premium connectivity pack.

Step 3. Once the setup is done, you can use the voice commands to play whatever Spotify music you like while you are driving.

Option 2. Connect Spotify Premium to Tesla via Bluetooth

Alternatively, Tesla owners can play Spotify in the car via Bluetooth from their phones, but there's an obvious downside to this method. That is, whenever you want to switch Spotify songs or search for new music, you need to pick up your phone, which can be very distracting on the road.


✔️ Phone with Spotify app installed
✔️ Ensure Bluetooth functionality is available on the phone and Tesla
✔️ Spotify Premium subscription

How to Use Spotify in Tesla

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Step 1. Touch the Bluetooth icon on the Tesla control screen and turn on Bluetooth on your phone.

Step 2. On the touchscreen, tap Add New Device > Start Search.

Step 3. Select your smartphone from the list of all available Bluetooth devices to pair.

Step 4. Now, play any Spotify song you like on your phone and it will automatically stream to Tesla Model 3.

Part 2. How to Enable Tesla Spotify without Premium Connectivity

For those who do not have a subscription to either the Tesla Premium connectivity pack or Spotify Premium, we will present a perfect approach to set up Spotify on Tesla.

First of all, you need AudFree Spotify Music Converter, a professional tool designed to solve various music streaming problems. It enables you to use all Spotify Premium features without paying for it. You can use it to download Spotify music locally and then transfer it to a USB drive. In turn, you can easily play Spotify on Tesla or any other car you want via USB disk.

Besides, it can download all Spotify content at 5X speed with lossless sound quality. It will detect all ID3 tag information such as album cover, title, artist and genre while downloading. Then you can connect Spotify to Tesla with free account and thus listen to Spotify offline whenever you want.

AudFree Spotify Music Converter

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  • Losslessly download Spotify tracks/albums/playlists
  • Run at 5X speed with all ID3 tag info preserved
  • Save Spotify music to common audio formats
  • Play Spotify on Tesla with free account


✔️ Install AudFree Spotify Music Converter and Spotify app on PC
✔️ A free or premium Spotify account
✔️ A usable USB stick

How to Download Spotify in Tesla for Free

With the help of AudFree Spotify Music Converter, you will be able to download Spotify music locally with a Spotify free account and then play them on Tesla. Now, let's see how to enable Tesla Spotify without Premium connectivity in simple steps.

Step 1Import Spotify songs to AudFree SpoDable
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Launch the AudFree Spotify Music Converter, and the Spotify app will pop up automatically. You can copy the URL of Spotify music from the Spotify app and paste it to the search bar of AudFree. Then press on the "+" button to load all Spotify songs. Or simply drag and drop the songs you want to play in Tesla into the AudFree software directly.
Step 2Customize Spotify music output settings for Tesla
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Go to the top-right corner of the AudFree SpoDable, then hit on "Menu" > "Preferences" > "Convert". A new window will pop up, where you can adjust output formats and other parameters like bit rate, sample rate, and channel according to your needs. We here suggest you select the output format as MP3, as it takes up the least storage on Tesla. Or you can select FLAC, WAV or AAC, which are also compatible with Tesla.
Step 3Download music from Spotify for Tesla
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Now please tap on the "Convert" button from the lower-right corner to start downloading Spotify music for Tesla. A few moments later, you can tap on the "Converted" button to open the downloaded Spotify music in a local folder.
Step 4Play Spotify on Tesla via USB drive
You are now ready to transfer Spotify music to a USB Drive and plug it in your Tesla car for offline listening. With the Tesla built-in media player, all the music information including album cover will be displayed on the screen.

Part 3. Tesla Spotify Not Working - Simple Fixes

When you have Spotify premium account or Tesla premium connection pack, you can play Spotify directly from the Tesla touchscreen. But there may be some issues like Tesla Spotify unable to login while using. So, we are here to provide you some solutions for your reference.

💡 Spotify Tesla Not Working

Solution 1: Change the system language. Navigate to the "menu" page > "display" settings > "language". The default language is English, you can click on it to change from English to Dutch. Then complete a system restart.

Solution 2: Update the Tesla system version. Sometimes an old version of the system will cause Spotify not working in Tesla. To check for system update, navigate to the "menu" page.

💡 Tesla Model 3 Spotify Not Loading

Solution 1: Turn off your Tesla. Try turning off your car and then turning it back on before waiting for a few minutes.

Solution 2: Disconnect the internet of your Telsa. This can solve the problem that is caused by the internet.

Solution 3: Reset your Tesla system. You can reset the infotainment system to fix the Tesla Model 3 Spotify not loading issue.

Solution 4: Check for system updates. You might have an issue if your car's system has been dropped.

💡 Tesla Spotify Not Syncing

Solution 1: Log out and log back in. Check your Spotify Premium account and then log it out. Wait for a few minutes and log back in to see if it works.

Solution 2: Check if the Spotify app is up to date. Updating Spotify will solve some problems.

Solution 3: Check your internet connection. If your internet connection is poor, the Spotify Tesla not syncing problem will occur.

Part 4. FAQs about Spotify Tesla

Q1: How to Log Out of Spotify on Tesla?

A: You cannot log out of Spotify on Tesla on the home screen. To do it, go to a Spotify playlist, and scroll all the way to the bottom. Then you will find the "Sign Out" button, click on it.

Q2: Does Tesla Premium Connectivity Include Spotify?

A: Yes, Tesla Premium connectivity includes music streaming services, such as Spotify and Slacker. It also includes video streaming services, such as Netflix, YouTube, and others.

Q3: Do You Need Spotify Premium for Tesla?

A: Yes, you need a paid subscription to access Spotify on your Tesla.

Q4: What Music App Comes with Tesla?

A: Currently, as far as music streaming platforms are concerned, Tesla supports Slacker, Spotify, TIDAL and TuneIn for entertainment.

Q5: Which Countries Support Tesla Spotify Premium Connectivity?

A: You can get Tesla Spotify working with Premium account in these countries, like the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Turkey, Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, Hong Kong, United Arab Emirates and Jordan.

Part 5. Conclusion

You can get Spotify on your Tesla in three ways, namely by logging into a premium account on your Tesla, using Bluetooth and a USB drive. On balance, you may wish to use the AudFree Spotify converter to download music from Spotify to a USB drive. This way, you can enjoy Spotify tracks on Tesla offline for free with a most charming abandon.

Mar 30, 2023 5:50 PM

Updated by Charles Davis to Spotify Tips


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