How to Hide Unused Music Services and Apps, or Explicit Content in Your Tesla

By Not a Tesla App Staff
You can hide unused music services in your vehicles
You can hide unused music services in your vehicles

Tesla’s infotainment system comes preloaded with several apps, including various music services. Just like apps on your phone, the interface can get a little cluttered if you keep all the apps, even the ones you no longer use or never used in the first place. Fortunately, Tesla can streamline your media experience by hiding unused services. This includes the newly added Apple Podcasts.

Hiding Unused Music Services

To hide any music services you don’t use, you’ll need to get to audio settings. There are various ways to get there, including:

  1. Using the Music Player: Drag the music player upward to reveal additional information. Tap on the 'levels' icon to go to audio settings, where you can adjust the audio balance, EQ and music sources.

  2. Volume Control Shortcut: Tap the lower/raise volume icon in the 'dock' and then press the levels icon that appears. This is a quick way to access audio settings.

Choosing Your Services

After accessing audio settings, tap on the ‘Sources’ tab.

  • All services will be listed, simply uncheck any services you want to hide

  • To reintroduce a hidden service, you’ll need to return to this menu to re-enable it

Effects of Hiding Services

When you hide a music service, it gets removed from various locations in your vehicle, which can help simplify the interface and make things easier to find.

App Icons

Removing a service will remove the streaming music icon from the ‘All Apps’ menu. It will also remove it from the shortcut menu that lets you jump to a different music service when you tap the streaming service’s icon at the top left of a music app. For example, tapping the Spotify icon will present a drop-down menu that lets you jump to another music service.

Voice Commands

Removing a music service could also affect music voice commands. If you hide the default music service such as Streaming (Slacker) in the U.S., music commands may not work unless you specify a service name, or you’re already playing music using another service.

Search Results

Another positive effect of hiding unused streaming services is that music search results will only display results for available services. So if you hide Caraoke, or Tune-In, then music search will no longer include results for these services. However, if you’re logged in to any music services, then search results will still be displayed, even if the service is hidden.

Hiding Explicit Music

While hiding unused apps is great, you can also remove just explicit content from select services, without removing the entire app. However, this only works on select services such as Streaming and Apple Podcasts. To hide explicit content go to Audio Settings, tap the Options tab, and turn off ‘Explicit Content.’ Interestingly, Spotify already labels their content as explicit when appropriate, however, Tesla does not support hiding explicit Spotify content yet.

Advantages of Hiding Music Services

Hiding unused services helps declutter your interface and streamlines your experience. Currently, this feature is limited to music services. However, as Tesla continues adding more apps to its infotainment system, there may be future support for hiding other types of apps.

It's important to note that the available settings may vary depending on your market region, and not all settings are applicable to every audio source.

Cybertruck Deliveries Halted Due to Accelerator Pedal Issue

By Kevin Armstrong

Tesla has informed several Cybertruck reservation holders of delays in their delivery schedules. Several notifications were posted on the Cybertruck Owner’s Club, stating the need to postpone scheduled deliveries due to an "unexpected delay" without initially providing detailed explanations to customers.

Technical Issues Identified

However, that is where the Tesla community steps in. More posts on X and the Cybertruck Owner’s Forum revealed that the delays are linked to a design issue with the accelerator pedal of the Cybertruck. Unlike Tesla's other models, which feature a hanging accelerator pedal, the Cybertruck uses a floor-mounted design. This design requires the driver to apply forward and upward motion pressure.

It has been determined that the cover of the accelerator pedal can shift out of its designated position when subjected to excessive force. This malfunction has been attributed to the presence of lubricant residues left over from the manufacturing process.

Remedial Actions and Future Plans

Tesla has temporarily halted the delivery of all Cybertrucks and is currently working on a solution to redesign the pedal cover to eliminate lubricant residue. The new, improved covers are expected to be ready by April 19. Tesla plans to replace the faulty components in existing Cybertrucks at Service Centers shortly thereafter.

The company anticipates resuming Cybertruck deliveries on April 20, also known as 4-20. However, due to the pause in deliveries and the time required to distribute the new parts, some customers might experience further delays. Tesla is preparing for a staggered delivery schedule initially due to the limited availability of the newly designed pedal covers.

Despite these setbacks, Tesla continues to scale up the production of the Cybertruck at its Gigafactory in Austin, Texas. Recent aerial footage indicates that production rates have been nearing 1,000 units per week. The Cybertruck has also been featured in promotional events across several countries, including a stop at the Boston Marathon, showcasing its unique design and capabilities.

Tesla Reduces Price of FSD Subscription to $99 Per Month [Subscriptions Now Available in Canada Too!]

By Not a Tesla App Staff

Tesla just dropped its FSD subscription pricing dramatically in the U.S., lowering the cost from $199 to $99 per month. However, not everyone is thrilled with the new pricing.

For owners who bought the Enhanced Autopilot package for $6,000 USD, Tesla offered a lower-priced FSD subscription of $99, instead of $199. However, with this new FSD price reduction, EAP owners are no longer receiving a discount.

FSD Subscription Expansion

Currently, the FSD subscription is only available in the U.S., but plans for expansion are underway. Tesla's Rohan Patel recently announced that the subscription will soon be available in Canada, alongside the introduction of an annual plan for Premium Connectivity. 

This expansion into the Canadian market is anticipated to follow a similar pricing strategy, adjusted for the currency exchange rate, possibly setting the cost at approximately $140 CAD per month.

Update: Tesla has just announced that FSD subscriptions are now available in Canada! What’s even more surprising is the unexpectedly low subscription price of $99 CAD. Tesla took to X to announce the availability in Canada but unfortunately didn’t reveal any additional information regarding the subscriptions.

Is Buying FSD Still Worth It?

Despite the lowered subscription price, the outright purchase price for FSD remains steep at $12,000. This price point equates to subscribing to the service for over 10 years. Given that the average length of car ownership in the U.S. is about 8 years, this makes the current price of buying FSD unattractive to most. The saving grace of buying FSD is that you know what you're paying for the life of the vehicle and can avoid any potential subscription price increases.

Temporary Reduction or Long-term Strategy?

Tesla has not confirmed whether the price reduction is a temporary promotional tactic or a permanent adjustment. The timing coincides with Tesla's release of FSD v12 and its trial offer, suggesting that the company is keen on encouraging more drivers to experience FSD. This approach not only boosts user engagement but also accelerates the volume of data Tesla can collect to improve the system.

FSD With Referral Credits

Although Tesla hasn't adjusted the price of buying FSD, it is tweaking its referral program to accommodate the new price. Three months of FSD are now available through Tesla's referral program for 6,000 credits, reduced from the previous 12,000 credits.

Tesla's reduction in FSD in the U.S. and its planned expansion into Canada reflect a strategic initiative to make FSD more accessible and financially attractive to a broader audience. There's no doubt this change will increase the number of FSD subscriptions, but it'll be interesting to see how much. To break even, Tesla would need to double the number of subscriptions, but they likely have their eyes set much higher.

If you currently subscribe to FSD, Tesla has automatically reduced future payments to the lower $99 price point.

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