Tesla might be working on a holiday update for its cars with tons of goodies.
So far, Tesla only supported Spotify and Tidal’s streaming service, with Apple Music oddly absent. True, Tesla CEO Elon Musk hasn’t always been on the best terms with Apple, but the outlook of two companies being friends again has improved since Musk’s recent meeting with Apple CEO Tim Cook.
Should Apple Music finally show up in Tesla vehicles, it could mean additional benefits, beyond simply being a more convenient option for people who prefer Apple Music to other services. Like Tidal, Apple Music offers music in higher quality than Spotify. Apple Music also supports Spatial Audio, which is a type of surround sound which makes the music appear to come from all directions. Notably, Spatial Audio is coming to some Mercedes-Benz cars, so we know it can be done.
Also of note is the fact that we sort of know that Tesla is dabbling with Apple Music, as the integration was seen in November in a Tesla Model S car running yet-unreleased software with Apple Music on board.
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There’s more. Teslascope new games are coming in the holiday update, too. It’s unclear whether these are just regular games or Steam games (promised by Musk in July 2022), but Teslascope has some evidence that Steam integration is coming “soon” to “most” vehicles.
Other new features reportedly coming for the holidays include an improved music player that can be moved around and customized, remote light show scheduling, and myQ garage support. Finally, a feature that will make the inner child in many owners happy is remote control (via mobile app) of Tesla’s “Emissions Mode,” which is another way to say “fart mode,” enabling owners to emit fart sounds from their Teslas remotely.