A Closer Look at Tesla's Updated Spotify App in Update 2023.26

By Not a Tesla App Staff
Tesla has updated the Spotify app in software update 2023.26
Tesla has updated the Spotify app in software update 2023.26
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Tesla has a variety of streaming services available for users to listen to while driving, however, Spotify is one of the most popular.

The Spotify interface in a Tesla has been limited when compared to their desktop or mobile applications, however with Tesla update 2023.26 Tesla has added some much-needed features and completely updated the UI, making it more appealing and easier to read.

New Interface

The improved Spotify interface is cleaner and easier to navigate. The buttons at the top are now limited to Home, Browse and Your Library, reducing the need to scroll horizontally. Your playlists are now neatly tucked under the Your Library section.

Jump to Artist / Album

You can now more easily jump into an album or artist to view additional songs. Underneath the album name, you can now on the artist to reveal popular songs and a full list of albums by the selected artist.

Favoriting Songs

Each song in a list is now visually separated from each other, making it easier to see all the songs in a playlist or album. Although it's not immediately obvious, each song has a plus (+) sign next to it that lets you easily add it to your list of favorites.

It would be nice if this button added the song to your now-playing queue instead, but unfortunately, that functionality isn't included in this release.

Improved Playlists

Tesla has updated the Spotify app in software update 2023.26
Tesla has updated the Spotify app in software update 2023.26
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In this Spotify refresh, Tesla has improved one of Spotify's greatest limitations - the number of songs displayed in a playlist.

Playlists were previously limited to displaying the first 100 songs, however, that limit has now been lifted with this update. At the bottom of a playlist, you can now paginate through the playlist to view additional songs.

This is a big improvement that will now let users view their complete playlists, although there is still room for improvement. You still cannot sort playlists by different attributes and are forced to view them only in the default order they're presented.

Audiobooks

Spotify has a large collection of over 350,000 audiobooks. Some of them are free, while others are paid, but up until now, they weren't accessible in Tesla's Spotify app.

With this update you can now listen to Spotify's collection of audiobooks, bringing you a little more enjoyment during longer commutes.

Easier Login

Logging in to your Spotify account isn't something you do often, but with this update, it's now easier than ever. The app now displays a QR code that lets you scan it on your mobile phone in order to log in more easily.

This Spotify refresh is a welcome addition to one of the most popular streaming services in Tesla vehicles. It's available for all models with software update 2023.26.

Update 2023.26 recently started going out to owners, but it can take several weeks before it becomes available to everyone.

Sweet Move: Tesla Shifts from Creating EVs to Making Candy

By Karan Singh
Not a Tesla App

Tesla has filed four new trademarks recently, according to the US Patent and Trademark Office. These trademarks aren’t exactly what you’d expect from Tesla – they’re not for cars, not for batteries, and not for any cool new software features.

They’re for sweet, sweet, candy!

Candy Trademarks

Tesla has filed 4 distinct trademarks in its filings with the USPTO, for the following four names.

  • Supercharged Gummy

  • Cyberberry

  • Mango Bolt

  • Dog Mode Chill

The trademarks don’t come with any particular logos, art, or renderings, or it doesn’t reveal anything besides the names of the candy or candy-like items. Tesla filed these trademarks last month on June 25th.

While we’re not quite sure exactly what type of candies these will be, there is one thing we can knock off the bat – given how premium Tesla’s food products have been, these will likely include high-quality ingredients with a matching price point.

Elon Musk previously hinted that he wanted to start a candy company, and claimed he was super serious. Given his usual 2-week timeline, starting it 7-years later under Tesla seems fairly fitting. Jokes aside, we hope that the candies will launch sometime before the Tesla van, otherwise you can expect some more jokes on that front.

Maybe we’ll hear more about Elon’s candy ambitions during Tesla’s upcoming earnings call, which will be taking place this coming Tuesday, July 23rd.

Tesla Looking to Hire 800 New Employees After Recent Layoffs, Large Focus on Energy

By Karan Singh
Not a Tesla App

Just three months after Elon Musk fired the entire Supercharger team, and laid off many employees at Tesla, the company is now looking to hire 800 new employees.

This comes after many members of the Supercharger team were hired back after their initial layoffs.

New Hirings

Tesla’s careers page now has more than 800 open positions today, and positions go from anywhere between engineers for artificial intelligence or batteries, ADAS testers in local communities, or service and desk employees for service centers.

Most of the new jobs focus on engineering positions, and many positions in Legal Affairs, Business Support, and vehicle software positions have not been posted or renewed. Those sections remain empty, at least in North America.

Tesla Energy Focus

Interestingly, quite a few of the new positions focus on Telsa Energy and its role in the company. There are several positions for supporting the deployments of Powerwall and Megapack, as well as doing further engineering work on these types of stationary battery systems.

Just recently, Tesla secured a $375 million Megapack contract in Australia – to build one of the biggest 4-hour battery banks in the world. This comes just days after the announcement of a $256 million Megapack contract to expand a different Australian facility.

We’re expecting Tesla to bank more towards its energy business – which has really just started getting off the ground with recent factory expansions and new business. Tesla Powerwall also recently hit some spectacular milestones – 100MW in California delivered to the grid, and 200,000 hours of backup power after Hurricane Beryl in Texas.

Powerwall and Megapack are going to be defining features of Tesla’s business – and we hope to see Tesla Solar – both Solar Panels and Tesla’s Solar Roof, also become more available to the mass market, just like Powerwall is today.

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