Tesla has chosen to fight against the trend followed by most auto OEMs by choosing to build its own infotainment software rather than following the popular trend of installing Apple Car Play and Android Auto.
This has allowed Tesla to have better control and integration of its infotainment software and the vehicles’ hardware.
However, Tesla’s approach is not without its drawbacks. Since Tesla uses its own infotainment software, owners of Tesla vehicles haven’t been able to use some of their favorite smartphone apps on their vehicle screens.
Tesla for its part has been working hard to port some of the most popular streaming apps and games to its vehicles.
Currently, Tesla owners have access to streaming apps such as Spotify, Netflix, Hulu, and Disney Plus.
Owners can also enjoy games such as BeachBuggy Racing 2, Fallout Shelter, CupHead, solitaire, 2048, Asteroids, Centipede, Super Breakout, Lunar Lander, Missile Command, and chess directly on their center screen.
However, Tesla doesn’t have an open app store as a result developers and new apps have to be approved by the EV maker one by one. This has meant some popular apps such as Apple Music are missing from Tesla vehicles.
However, after years of Tesla owners pleading with Elon Musk to bring the popular music streaming app to Tesla, the day seems to have finally come as a Model S with developer software has been spotted running Apple Music.
This finding was made by Aaron Cash who was visiting the Tesla booth at the Petersen Automotive Museum. While checking out a Model S which was on display at the museum, Aaron noticed the apps section of the center screen of the all-electric sedan now has Apple Music.
This is certainly one of Tesla’s most exciting easter eggs and all but confirms that Apple Music is indeed coming to Tesla.
Having said that, we still don’t have direct communication from Tesla as to when owners can expect to get a software update that will add the streaming service to their vehicles. However, we will be sure to keep you posted as we learn more about the issue.
Until then, make sure to visit our site torquenews.com/Tesla regularly for the latest updates.
So what do you think? Excited to learn that Apple Music is finally coming to Teslas? Also, what other apps would you like to see added to the Tesla App store? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.
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