Tesla is adding Apple Music and Amazon Music as new in-car original music services inside its electric cars.
While most other car makers are turning to phone mirroring with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay to handle media playback inside their cars, Tesla insists on integrating music services into its user interface.
For years, the automaker has been integrating various music streaming services within its cars with apps built into its center display screens.
The most famous of them, Tesla has integrated Spotify into its cars.
Recently, CEO Elon Musk said that Tesla will add Tidal to its integrated music services, and now we know that the automaker is also working on integrating Apple Music and Amazon Music.
The “green” Tesla hacker discovered early versions of integration into the Tesla user interface in a recent software update:
When looking at the various media sources, several new options have appeared although they are not yet usable:
Based on this leak, it appears that Tesla is working on adding several new media sources, including Amazon Music, Audible, also owned by Amazon, and Apple Music.
Tesla drivers will be able to link their music streaming accounts to these services to their cars and use the services through the car’s interface instead of connecting their phones to Bluetooth, which of course is an option already available.
There is no way to know the timing of the integration, but Green noted that the tides appear to be the farthest in evolution.
With more media sources arriving on Tesla cars, the automaker recently launched A new software update enables drivers to hide media sources.
Now, you can simply go into the settings and you only have the media sources you are already using displayed in the main user interface.
This feature would become especially useful if Tesla ends up doubling the number of music services it can link to their vehicles, which it seems like.
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