Tesla to Add In-Car Netflix and YouTube Streaming Soon
Teslas might be receiving Netflix and YouTube streaming capabilities in the near future, according to a recent tweet from CEO, Elon Musk. As early as August, Tesla owners could enjoy Netflix and YouTube content directly on their vehicle’s multimedia screens.
Currently Teslas allow for gaming while the vehicle is parked with options like Fallout Shelter, Cuphead, classic Atari games like Tempest, Pole Position, and Missile Command, and the recently announced chess and Tesla Arcade. Just like the video games, drivers will only be able to enjoy Netflix/YouTube content while the car is stopped, but if regulators approve full, self-driving vehicles, the ability to stream videos while the vehicle is in motion could become a possibility.
When full self-driving is approved by regulators, we will enable video while moving
— e^👁🥧 (@elonmusk) July 27, 2019
As Engadget pointed out, Model 3 and Model Y vehicles will likely be the most ideal options for the new update as both styles include horizontal multimedia screens, while Model S and Model X versions of the car have vertically-oriented screens. Since the news came in the form a few minimally detailed tweets, it’s unclear how Tesla will address how the style of the content for Model S and Model X owners.
While the Tesla CEO hinted that YouTube would make its way to the vehicles through another set of cryptic tweets, this marks the first we’ve heard of Netflix being tacked on as well. Musk compared the forthcoming Netflix and YouTube capabilities to a drive-in movie experience “but with much better sound.”