According to Recode, Tesla is attempting to start it’s own Streaming Music service. Makes sense. From a financial standpoint, this would help make the internet connection in every Tesla vehicle potentially profitable instead of actually leaching money from Tesla.
I’m predicting this service will be part of a subscription that allows you to get more bandwidth with your vehicle’s on-board internet, or perhaps use it at all for purposes other than software updates. Pairing to a phone with a data connection will likely be required to use general search, streaming music, etc. without the subscription. Navigational searching will likely still be free to use regardless, due to the Tesla network needing this data for level 4 or 5 autonomous driving. Again, just a prediction.