I felt like being a little mischievous in the title since I find it odd that Apple Music is coming before some of the most commonly used streaming music sources (I’m sure there might be a few out there that disagree). However, I guess it has more to do with hi-res sources than anything else in order to get the most out of Tesla’s decent but not audiophile speakers.
That being said, Tesla has been hinting at the coming release of Apple Music support in its vehicles. From vehicles within the Petersen Museum that show Apple Music as a selectable option, to other vehicles that Tesla (itself) uses. The hints are apparent that the company is looking to make Apple Music the next streaming option that can be selected from within its vehicles.
There is no telling when the feature will be released to the wild as there haven’t been any official announcements from the company just yet. However, it is possible that it will roll out sometime during the holidays next month. There is a bit of news coming from Tesla in December, such as the first rollout of its Semi trucks that will begin on December 1st. Not to mention its wider rollout of FSD Beta to users that will likely be happening next month as well.
As for Pandora and SiriusXM (internet radio stream, at least), sadly everyone will have to continue to wait to see if they will ever be given any attention. Pandora is one of the most commonly used apps for both free and paid access, while SiriusXM continues to grow with plenty of new subscribers each year. Not only that but SiriusXM can sound mighty good on higher-res speakers when streamed with the “Maximum” quality setting engaged. In our own opinion, it can sound better than Slacker Radio, for sure.