Tesla Streaming Loading Error (Solved & Answered)

Tesla Streaming Loading Error

Are you trying to stream music or a podcast on the Tesla infotainment system and getting a steaming loading error? In this post, we will look into why this is and how you can possibly fix the issue.

Tesla vehicles are literally run by a computer and with anything computer-related, you might get some glitches every now and then. It’s only natural since there is back and forth communication between the vehicle software and the different hardware components on the car.

One of these glitches that occur from time to time includes the stream loading error. When this happens, you will see the streaming loading error message pop up. You will either not be able to stream at all or you will be stuck in one app and not able to move to another.

It would seem that different Tesla owners have different experiences as far as this problem is concerned. In some cases, this issue lasts for a few minutes, hours, or a day but in other instances, the problem will last for days or weeks on end.

How Do You Fix Tesla Streaming Loading Error?

Well, there are several recommended remedies based on several Tesla owners’ experiences. The first thing you can try to do is disconnect then reconnect the internet or try to use your phone as a hotspot.

This will sometimes solve the problem but in other cases, it will not. Another possible fix is to switch the car off and then on again. This will sometimes solve the problem but will not always work for everyone.

The final fix that seems to work for everyone is to reset, the infotainment system. It’s the good old system restart that has worked for computers since they started glitching. But, how exactly do you reset the infotainment system? Well, we are going to be looking into that next.

How Do I Reset My Tesla Infotainment System?

Resetting the infotainment system on a Tesla is pretty simple. This method works the same way on all Tesla models but may be slightly modified on some models S and X years.

To reset the Tesla infotainment system, all you do is press and hold the right and left scroll wheels at the same time. After a few seconds, one or both of your screens should switch off and restart again after about 10 seconds.

You will see the Tesla logo and in about 10 to 15 seconds more, the system should reboot. This method should be sufficient to get your streaming service working properly again. If it doesn’t work after you do a reboot, you might consider taking it to the dealership so they take a look at it.

How do I stream music on Tesla?

There are several ways of streaming on your Tesla. You can stream music, movies, and other online content. You can access Spotify using a Tesla or your own subscription. You can also access Tidal, Netflix, YouTube, and several other streaming services.

It is also possible to stream via your mobile phone or computer using a Bluetooth connection. There is also a screen casting option available to you that you can utilize.

How do you listen to music in your Tesla?

We’ve already talked about Spotify as being available in the Tesla. You are also able to access online radio stations and streaming services which can be accessed through a browser.

Over and above that, you can connect your phone via Bluetooth and play from there. You also have the option of playing music from a USB stick as well as an SD card.

How do you soft reboot a Tesla?

We’ve touched a bit on this above but here is a detailed walk-through of this process. First, make sure the vehicle is in Park and that all doors are shut. Next, push down the brake pedal.

Press and hold down the scroll buttons on both sides of the wheel as well as the buttons above them. Your screens will switch off and then come back on again. Make sure to keep pressing everything down until the screens turn back on again.

Why does my Tesla say no connectivity?

If you see this particular message, it probably means that you are probably on the AT&T network. This problem affects you because they have discontinued 3G connectivity and the lowest is now 4G using a Tesla premium connectivity subscription.

This change happened on 22 February 2022 and affects Model S drivers in particular. To fix this issue, you will need to upgrade to a 4G LTE-capable modem.


So, there you have it. If your Tesla is showing the Streaming Loading Error message, it means that there is a problem with the streaming capability and fortunately, this problem is pretty much an easy fix. We hope this article has helped you out.


Jimmy Mitchell is an electric vehicle aficionado who has been following the space since Tesla first hit the scene. A longtime proponent of sustainable transportation, Jimmy was one of the first to buy a Tesla 3 as soon as it came out. He loves nothing more than helping others learn about and enjoy the benefits of electric vehicles. When he's not evangelizing about EVs, Jimmy enjoys spending time with his family and travelling throughout south east asia

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