YouTube and Netflix Coming to Tesla Cars

Posted on July 27, 2019 by Mehedi Hassan in Music + Videos, Netflix, YouTube with 32 Comments

We don’t usually write about cars, but here is an interesting one: Elon Musk today announced that his company Tesla is bringing YouTube and Netflix streaming to their cars.

The support for YouTube and Netflix will allow users to watch content from YouTube and all the shows and movies from Netflix on their car. And that’s obviously really great if you have a Tesla. Musk said on Twitter that the viewing experience is “amazingly immersive” and provides a “cinematic feel due to comfy seats & surround sound audio.”

You will only be able to stream YouTube and Netflix when the car is stopped, of course. After all, it’s very easy to get distracted by a 2 minute YouTube video. There is, however, a chance of YouTube nad Netflix streaming working when your car is moving.

Musk says the company is working on enabling video streaming while the car is moving once its full self-driving system is approved by regulators. That would actually be pretty wild, especially being able to just watch a show on Netflix or a video on YouTube while your car just drives itself.

Elon Musk later confirmed that the feature will land on Teslas sometime in August, but it could take slightly longer. That’s the same time its cars are getting Cuphead, too, by the way.

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