YouTube and Netflix to hit Tesla screens near you

But does this spell the end for the Model S and Model X?

2y ago

Earlier this year, Tesla announced it would integrate games into its infotainment system and allow developers to create new games to work in the cars.

And this week Tesla chief Elon Musk took to Twitter to announce yet another addition to the company’s famously large screens.

According to the CEO, Tesla is working on implementing YouTube and Netflix to its cars allowing drivers and passengers to enjoy streamed content from the comfort of a Model S, 3 or X’s cabin. The company says the car will only show videos while it is at a standstill, but it will make watching on the move available once the cars can legally drive themselves unattended.

When the update happens then, it should make traffic jams a lot more enjoyable. Furthermore, gone are the days of being bored sat in the car waiting in a carpark to pick up a friend or family member.

Based on this new development, it seems clear that Tesla is pretty much finished with adding features designed for the Model S and Model X. In fact, these two cars both have vertical screens which is far from ideal when trying to watch a video. In contrast, the Model 3 and upcoming Model Y both have landscape, or horizontal screens meaning this update is best suited to the cheaper models.

So far this year, the Model 3 has been outselling its more expensive counterparts meaning it’s raking in the cash for Tesla. This latest update could be one of the first signs that the company is beginning to phase out the two original cars from its range. This would make sense as Tesla has recently gone back on its promise to update these cars with the newer interior.

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Comments (47)

  • Tesla, a smartphone on 4 wheels

      2 years ago
  • For years men have better audio in the car than at home.

    Now waiting until Tesla will build beds, toilets and showers in their mobiles.

    Men don't have to come home anymore.

    Note to self: try to sell Tesla RV to Elon......

      2 years ago

      2 years ago
  • Feels like it’s trying too hard, and in a wrong way. Why not make apps related to car driving.

      2 years ago
  • Why do you think Google and Apple were working on automated cars? So you can keep watching their content and ads while commuting.

      2 years ago