AM FM radio in Cybertruck?

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Do I have to stream radio stations? Or does it come with an actual a m f m radio
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Do I have to stream radio stations? Or does it come with an actual a m f m radio
Yes, No, Yes.

The Cybertruck will provide streaming for a number of sources. It does have radio, but no AM, just FM. Many AM stations may be available via one of the streaming services.
While the vehicle is not in motion and either connectivity service or Wi-Fi, you can easily play movies from YouTube, Netflix or more.
And it has a web browser.

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Yes, No, Yes.

The Cybertruck will provide streaming for a number of sources. It does have radio, but no AM, just FM. Many AM stations may be available via one of the streaming services.
While the vehicle is not in motion and either connectivity service or Wi-Fi, you can easily play movies from YouTube, Netflix or more.
And it has a web browser.

And for some, the most important of all, Caraoke!
Thanks for the info. All streaming info found out but didn't see anyone show any FM radio broadcasting in their truck yet. Im a morning commuter and enjoy a few of the Bay Area radio morning shows. I can stream them on my phone and CT but just wanted to see if there was a radio function....thanks,
 

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Thanks for the info. All streaming info found out but didn't see anyone show any FM radio broadcasting in their truck yet. Im a morning commuter and enjoy a few of the Bay Area radio morning shows. I can stream them on my phone and CT but just wanted to see if there was a radio function....thanks,
I use FM radio in my Model Y almost exclusively (except on road trips), so you should have FM in the Cybertruck.
 

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You can get little AM radios to connect via Bluetooth or USB, but the signal will be bad: Big metal box with lots of AC inverters running.

I really wish they'd just retire AM already.

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You can get little AM radios to connect via Bluetooth or USB, but the signal will be bad: Big metal box with lots of AC inverters running.

I really wish they'd just retire AM already.

-Crissa
Sometimes AM is the only signal that is important. Emergency road conditions for one. Some places are remote or small and need the signal strength of AM. For my money it could go away but there are powerful voices asking for it to stay.
 

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Sometimes AM is the only signal that is important. Emergency road conditions for one. Some places are remote or small and need the signal strength of AM. For my money it could go away but there are powerful voices asking for it to stay.
That's an excuse for a bad system. It could be on FM, HD hitchhike packets, cellular, satellite cells, etc. There's no reason for it to be AM any longer.

-Crissa
 

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Yes, No, Yes.

The Cybertruck will provide streaming for a number of sources. It does have radio, but no AM, just FM. Many AM stations may be available via one of the streaming services.
While the vehicle is not in motion and either connectivity service or Wi-Fi, you can easily play movies from YouTube, Netflix or more.
And it has a web browser.

And for some, the most important of all, Caraoke!
Woah. The back screen can’t play movies while in motion? My kids are not going to be happy on road trips 😬
 


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Do I have to stream radio stations? Or does it come with an actual a m f m radio
Hi.
AM Radio (yes AM Radio) lover here.

It seems to be just like other Teslas. I've had ZERO problem even though I listen to AM ALL THE TIME.

Basically, larger radio stations like 77 WABC new york have their own app - which works very well tethered to Tesla through Bluetooth. Hooks up right away, works great.

For other Radio stations, IheartRadio app has a TON of stations, and works reasonably well. WOR 710, Bloomberg Radio, etc - ALL Free and works well.

If you have unlimited data plan, then you have nothing to worry about b/c its absolutely enough to listen thoughout the month till next cycle.

AM radio actually sounds better when streaming - no crackling, much better immersive sound (digital) and very reliable.

Hope that helps !
 

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That's an excuse for a bad system. It could be on FM, HD hitchhike packets, cellular, satellite cells, etc. There's no reason for it to be AM any longer.

-Crissa
I wasn’t trying to defend it, @Crissa, but to present part of the argument I have heard on the news. Also, in order to fix the problem it is only right and fair that the solution be deployed before what is being decommissioned is mothballed, not after. You offer some options but none of them are nationally operational as far as I know.
 

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The lack of AM radio has been my Tesla gripe for 5 years now. But yes, FM radio works fine most of the time.
 

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You offer some options but none of them are nationally operational as far as I know.
Low power FM, HD, all are allowed to operate nationwide. Satellite is already licensed and could also be used.

AM just needs to be retired, instead of clung to. We have replacements, we should use them instead.

An AM signal uses a signal as wide as 10,000,000 satellite radio signals.

-Crissa
 

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The lack of AM radio has been my Tesla gripe for 5 years now. But yes, FM radio works fine most of the time.
This is a big issue for me: radio for Tesla is digital so it drops out if I drive through a tunnel or some other network wasteland (which, sadly, is common near my home). If Tesla were to cache whatever I am listening to when the network feed is disrupted, and starts it back up when the feed is restored (and don’t tell me this can’t be done), I would be fine.
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