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Tesla Browser - Can it run pandora?

bradwww
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hi

i can start Pandora.com on my web browser included in the navigation screen on my Tesla car but it will not play - it says "BUFFERING" and keeps skipping to the next track for a while and then gets locked up. My understanding is this browser is running under Linux. The car has internet included (via AT&T LTE) for music streaming apps but not sure if it will work for pandora running in the browser - anyone have any luck with this setup - maybe a special flag or setting to get this to work?

or is there a plan to add pandora as an app in the Tesla entertainment system? any help would be appreciated! thanks

brad

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TannerPandora
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Hi @bradwww!

While this is not currently a feature, the best way to get ideas like this heard is by submitting a feature request on Community. There you can search and vote for current feature requests, or submit a new one. Unfortunately, there are far more Linux distributions and configurations than we have the capacity to test, so we do not officially support the use of Pandora on Linux clients.

To learn about the process, check out Community's How Do Requests Become Features? article.

 


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jlljjlkjjj
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I hope this happens.  I signed up for slacker, since it is already installed, but it won't show any favorite songs.  I have curated my Pandora for 10 years and would love to have it just play at startup like Slacker does in the Tesla.

TannerPandora
Moderator
Moderator

Hi @bradwww!

While this is not currently a feature, the best way to get ideas like this heard is by submitting a feature request on Community. There you can search and vote for current feature requests, or submit a new one. Unfortunately, there are far more Linux distributions and configurations than we have the capacity to test, so we do not officially support the use of Pandora on Linux clients.

To learn about the process, check out Community's How Do Requests Become Features? article.

 


Tanner | Community Moderator
~ Check out Tip #16 Alarm Clock from Tanner's Tips
~ Check out Pandora Top Thumb Hundred Chart

> > Follow us on Twitter @PandoraSupport
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bradwww
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hello

i am not asking for a feature, i'm asking if it is possible to run the pandora web page on the tesla browser. as i said it tries to run but keeps buffering. is there a setting or adjustment that can be made to make it function in this browser? thanks!

brad

 

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Epimetheus
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I just want to know why it's not available on as a native app on a Tesla.   There are hundreds of thousands of Tesla owners who want Pandora.    What is it going to take?   Is the problem technical or financial?   Tesla gives us bullsh!t apps like a christmas yule log, farts and light shows but we can't get Pandora.    Children are programming Tesla entertainment.   Who's really playing sonic the hedgehog in their car?

Moderator Edit: Changing title for clarity

bradwww
Underground

again - not asking for a feature - you keep responding with feature requests and i am asking if the pandora web system can be adjusted to run in a browser - yes or no please.

brad

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Epimetheus
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It seems like you're dealing with an automated response.   I am equally frustrated that something this seemingly simple, isn't.

 

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davidjd24
Local Performer

I've done the same thing as Bradwww. It works but spends way too much time buffering. We need the app or at least a fix for the excessive buffering issue. It shouldn't have to buffer that much!

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m971668
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This is doubtful. 

I asked about Pandora Radio app for the the Model 3 in the USA when I first got mine a few year back. 
There seems to be an unspoken history/"bad-blood" between Tesla and Pandora.  Best answer I could get was that Pandora Radio plays video ads, which doesn't seem to be removable for a Tesla in-car app.  It is strange, since my cell phone is inches away the Model 3 display screen...playing Pandora.  I just need to pay for the cellular minutes. 

I am fairly certain that this "feature request" has been posed to Pandora and Tesla many years ago, so it will be ignored.

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bradwww
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how odd that video ads would be a problem - this device has a screen
but not a viewable screen since the driver can't look - so they should
consider it a smart screenless device like Alexa and play audio ads.
video ads probably bring in more $$$ though so i can see the
problem...
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Epimetheus
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It's seems like it shouldn't be about Pandora (Sirus/XM company) and Tesla,
It should be about their mutual customers. I prefer pandora to Spotify
when it comes to playing music I like based on genre etc. When we hear
about how the algorithms with META and Google are feeding us ads based on
what we consume, it should be easy for Spotify or any other data sucking
company to give us what we like but somehow they make like its some magic
sauce that will cost us.
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m971668
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Here is the Pandora feature request URL:

Please-release-a-native-App-for-Tesla
( https://community.pandora.com/t5/Feature-Requests/Please-release-a-native-App-for-Tesla/idi-p/1040... )

If one is a Twitter user, one could request it of Elon Musk on Twitter...I gather that is how Spotify was requested. 

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m971668
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The web browser that Tesla is using for its car infotainment system probably is a limited-feature web browser, which lacks support for common features found in most web browsers--not like what can be found on iOS or Android, or ChromeOS (ARM laptops). 
AFAIK it doesn't even support Google Identity ( Oauth 2.0 ).
I recall that Tesla is using a Linux based OS (Ubuntu?), but for some reason they aren't using Chrome web browser or a version of Chromium web browser.

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m971668
Underground

Maybe Tesla is using Chromium( ARM) in its cars.  So Pandora "should" work in browser.

FYI Google dropped support for logging into Chromium with Google Id last year.

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1109076945189376001?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7C...


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m971668
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I confirmed this.  Pandora does indeed play in the Tesla ( Model 3 ) web browser ( Chromium ).

However; it will only work if the vehicle is in Park.  It will not work if the vehicle is in Drive.

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