29 October 2019
Tesla cars are capable of doing a lot of things which standard cars are not. One of those things is the ability to play video games when the car is parked and now, Elon Musk is ready to take things to the next level. He tweeted that Tesla cars will soon be able to support Netflix and YouTube streaming.
It means you will be able to watch your favorite YouTubers and Netflix movies/TV shows directly from your Tesla car. But just like gaming, the streaming capability will work only when the car is parked. For those who might be thinking of streaming their preferred content even when on the move, they will have to wait until the full self-driving mode gets approved by regulators.
When full self-driving is approved by regulators, we will enable video while moving— e^👁🥧 (@elonmusk) July 27, 2019
Musk said that Tesla cars would be offering a cinematic experience because of the comfy seats and surround sound audio. He further tweeted that they are expecting the rollout to start sometime in August but "not more than a few months". This suggests that even if it does not happen next month, it should arrive before the end of the year. It is worth noting that Tesla S and Tesla X feature a vertically-aligned display which means owners of these models will have a lot of screen space getting wasted.
Tesla will also be releasing v10 software update in coming months that is said to bring a number of significant changes. Some of these are listed as "several games & infotainment features, improved highway Autopilot, better traffic light & stop sign recognition & Smart Summon".