Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA) partners with Rdio

Posted Feb 7, 2014

Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) has partnered with music streaming service Rdio. Tesla Motors is going to use Rdio as the default dashboard audio service in Europe. Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk made this announcement at a town-hall meeting in Amsterdam.

Musk said that the Rdio integration will be similar to the way that Tesla integrates with Slacker in the U.S. This means that Tesla drivers in Europe will be able to play any song from Rdio’s catalog of 20 million songs using simple voice commands.

Musk also answered why the company decided not to go with Spotify. Here is what he said:
?Spotify is a good option. You could play it through the Bluetooth. Initially, Spotify wouldn?t work with us to integrate it into the car. In the long term, that might change.?