On July 28, Elon Musk announced on Twitter that Tesla will be adding Netflix and YouTube streaming to their cars so long as the vehicle is stationary. Though Musk did not unveil a timeline for the feature to roll out, he claimed it will have an “amazingly immersive, cinematic feel” because drivers will be comfortably seated in luxurious seats with surround sound.
Musk added that Tesla will even allow on-the-move viewing once regulators approve self-driving abilities.
Ironically, this news will most likely favor people who own lower-end Teslas like the Model 3 and the upcoming Model Y. While the Model S and X technically have larger screens, they are in vertical orientations, thus you will end up wasting a lot of screen space trying to watch Netflix and YouTube videos. The lower-end cars have wide-aspect screens that make them better-suited to video.
Few people will buy a car based on its ability to stream shows, of course, but it’ll be something to consider if you frequently find yourself idling in your car for episode-length stints!
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