Tesla’s Dashboard Now Includes Spotify Premium — Plus ‘Caraoke’

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Tesla Software Version 10 has just been announced, and it’s rolling out now with some exciting new features. Model S, Model X, and Model 3 owners can expect to see the latest update on their vehicles very soon. This is the largest software update from the company and introduces a range of new entertainment options for drivers and passengers.

One of the most significant changes in this update is the inclusion of several video streaming services. Tesla owners can now access Spotify Premium, Netflix, YouTube, and Hulu, all from the comfort of their vehicles. However, it’s worth noting that video services can only be viewed when the vehicle is parked, ensuring safety during driving.

“For our China-based customers, we’ll be launching with iQiyi and Tencent Video access, and we expect to add more global streaming and entertainment services over time. Additionally, all customers will have access to Tesla tutorial videos to learn more about their vehicle.”

Spotify Premium integration was a huge request among customers, and Tesla has delivered on this promise. Spotify integration is available all the time, displaying album art on the car’s display. Tesla owners can now listen to their favorite music while on-the-go, making their driving experience all the more enjoyable.

Another new feature in this update is the “Caraoke” feature, which is sure to be a hit with passengers. Caraoke comes with a vast library of music and song lyrics and supports multiple languages. Lyrics are displayed on the screen in sync with the song that is playing, making it easy for passengers to sing along.

Tesla Arcade is also available with the first level of Cuphead, a hardcore indie platformer. This is the first time a video game has been added to Tesla’s software, and it’s an exciting development that is sure to appeal to gamers.

Tesla also borrowed a page out of Google’s notebook with its ‘I’m feeling lucky’ button. The option will auto-select a new restaurant or point of interest for you, which is a fun and unique feature for drivers who want to try something new.

Tesla owners now have access to Spotify, TuneIn, and Slacker Radio natively. The official blog post with the announcement says the company will partner with Ximalaya for podcasts and audiobooks in China.

The update is being rolled out on a priority basis, with those who paid for the full self-driving option being a higher priority. Tesla says a broader release of the new software will be coming in about a week.

This is a significant update for Tesla owners, and the new features are sure to be appreciated by many. In addition to the new entertainment options, the update also includes a new car summon feature, which is exclusive to full self-driving and enhanced autopilot customers for now.

Overall, Tesla Software Version 10 is an impressive update that introduces a range of new features and entertainment options for Tesla owners. With more streaming and entertainment services expected to be added in the future, it’s clear that Tesla is committed to providing its customers with the best possible driving experience.