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GTA Online media sticks locations including The Contract EPs

GTA Online media sticks locations
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Collecting the GTA Online media sticks is a minor optional objective that you can complete while out in Los Santos, but doing so will get you new tracks for your media player in GTA Online. These collectibles were originally introduced with the Los Santos Tuners update, though several more have been subsequently added as part of the GTA Online The Contract update. The initial tracks came from a collaboration between Rockstar Games and club culture legends CircoLoco, including an exclusive continuous DJ mix of the full compilation if you found all of their USBs, though mixes from Moodyman, NEZ, and Dr Dre have also been added. If you're ready to roll, then we've got all of the GTA Online media sticks locations, as well as details on how to use the Media Player to listen to your fresh tunes.

GTA Online media sticks locations

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There are eight GTA Online media sticks to find in total, and their locations are tied to specific properties around San Andreas. The Casino, LS Car Meet, Franklin's House, and Record A Studios are always in the same place, but the site of your Arcade, Nightclub, and Agency will depend entirely on which of the available properties you purchased for those enterprises. If you don't already own an Arcade or Nightclub then it's possible that you may be able to collect the GTA Online media sticks located inside them by visiting someone else's property, but if that doesn't work then unfortunately you'll need to invest in your own business to get hold of the tunes.

We've got the specific GTA Online media sticks locations below, which can be collected in any order, and these are the mixes you'll unlock:

Los Santos Tuners

  • Casino Roof Terrace – Blue EP
  • Arcade Bar – Green EP
  • Nightclub Office Desk – Violet EP
  • LS Car Meet Mod Shop – Black EP
  • Collect all four EP GTA Online media sticks – CLR Launch Party (Seth Troxler)
  • LS Car Meet Moodyman's Car – Kenny's Backyard Boogie

The Contract

  • Franklin's House Backyard – NEZ ft. Schoolboy Q - Let's Get It
  • Record A Studios Roof Terrace – NEZ - You Wanna?
  • Agency Desk – Dr Dre

GTA Online media sticks - Los Santos Tuners update

GTA Online media sticks location - Casino Roof Terrace

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Take the lift to the Roof Terrace level from the Casino lobby or use the Roof Terrace door from your Penthouse, then check on one of the tables by the hot tubs close to the lift to find one of the GTA Online media sticks. If you take the lift to the Roof level with the helipad instead, then you'll need to climb down the ladder to reach the lower Roof Terrace level.

GTA Online media sticks location - Arcade Bar

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Enter your Arcade property, then visit to the bar and look on the counter next to a couple of empty glasses for another of the GTA Online media sticks.

GTA Online media sticks location - Nightclub Office Desk

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Head to your Nightclub property, then make your way up to the private office and check on the main desk for another one of the GTA Online media sticks.

GTA Online media sticks location - LS Car Meet Mod Shop

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Take a walk to the Mod Shop area at the far end of the LS Car Meet, then look on top of the red tool trolley for the last of the EP GTA Online media sticks.

GTA Online media sticks location - LS Car Meet Moodyman's Car

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Scout around the LS Car Meet for Moodyman's white Gauntlet Hellfire, which can spawn in various random locations, then look in the open boot for this additional entry in the GTA Online media sticks.

GTA Online media sticks - The Contract update

GTA Online media sticks location - Franklin's House Backyard

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3671 Whispymound Drive is better known as Franklin Clinton's safehouse, or more recently as The Clinton's now Franklin has settled down with Tanisha and started a family there. Head to the backyard and check the dining table near the BBQ on the poolside deck for one of the NEZ GTA Online media sticks.

GTA Online media sticks location - Record A Studios Roof Terrace

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You can't officially access GTA Online Record A Studios, including its roof terrace, until you've completed all of the Dr Dre VIP missions for The Contract. However, you can reach it at any time by landing a helicopter up there, then look on the end of the bar in the corner for the other of the NEZ GTA Online media sticks.

GTA Online media sticks location - Agency Desk

GTA Online media sticks

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A special Dr Dre entry in the GTA Online media sticks will appear on your desk inside the Agency, once you complete the Don't Fuck With Dre VIP mission to finish The Contract storyline.

How to use the GTA Online Media Player

GTA Online media sticks Media Player

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As soon as you start finding media sticks, you can use them with the new GTA Online Media Player function found in vehicles alongside the radio stations. First, open the Interaction Menu and select Inventory, then highlight Media Player and move left or right to cycle through the available mixes you've unlocked. Once you've made your decision, open the radio station wheel then select Media Player (the play button icon to the left of the radio off option) and you can start listening to your mix of choice.

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