Tesla are hooking their Model S and Model X cars up with Spotify Premium accounts for unlimited music streaming in the car.
As Tesla’s previous streaming partner Rdio closed today it has now been announced that they are partnering with Spotify for their cars in Europe, Australia and Hong Kong. From now on any Tesla cars (except the roadster) bought in those territories will come with a Spotify Premium Account.
Already have a Spotify account? No problem, you can transfer your details so that you have all your playlists and favourites available in your car. But you don’t need an existing Spotify account, either way you’ll get access to a premium Spotify account.
Using the cars’ built-in touchscreen you can access the full Spotify library, on the go for free. Both the Spotify account and the streaming data are completely compensated by Tesla, which slightly justifies spending over £50,000 on a car.
This isn’t the first partnership between car manufacturers and music streaming services as more high-end cars come with the ability to stream music on the road. Spotify have previously partnered with Ford and BMW/Mini, Spotify is available on CarPlay and Android Auto, Deezer are also partnered with BMW and available on CarPlay.