Tesla Software Update Hints at Support for Apple Music

Tesla may soon add support for Apple Music, according to references in a Tesla software update found by Twitter user @greentheonly (via Tesla North).

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Spotify has been the main way to listen to music using Tesla's infotainment system for some time, with no support for other music streaming services such as ‌Apple Music‌, Tidal, or Amazon Music. Tesla first announced support for other music streaming services, including Tidal in particular, during its Battery Day presentation earlier this year.

Alongside references to Tidal in the latest 2020.48.26 software update, there also appear to be options for ‌Apple Music‌ and Amazon Music.

Although Tesla has been reported to be working on ‌Apple Music‌ support for some time, the option hidden in the software update does not work yet. In spite of this, Tidal is expected to be the first additional music streaming service to come to Teslas.

So far, the only automaker to have directly integrated Apple Music into its infotainment system has been Porsche for its all-electric Taycan model.

Top Rated Comments

Nick A Avatar
14 months ago

Clearly, Tesla does not have enough (good) developers to implement all the great ideas one can continuously come up with thinking about the screen and the capabilities of the hardware.
Clearly you haven't used Tesla's UI, it's excellent.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
adamjackson Avatar
14 months ago
Why are they making this so difficult. Just add CarPlay and call it a day.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Nick A Avatar
14 months ago
I'm torn on Tesla implementing CarPlay. For other auto manufacturers sure because their infotainment systems are all sub-par compared to Apple's implementation. Tesla on the other hand has an excellent UI that they've put a ton of work into and I don't think they want to take away from what they've done to put CarPlay in there and make it take up a good part of the UI. Plus the design language between the two UIs wouldn't look nice together.

Also remember that unlike other cars the ENTIRE car is controlled via the display and every inch of it is used to do so. To allow CarPlay they would have to shift essential functions around to stick CarPlay in somewhere, I honestly don't think it would work in a way that Tesla would be happy with.

I just wish Tesla would add support for 3rd party maps and if they did that there really would be no reason to implement CarPlay. Or Tesla if you're listening, just add an App Store already!
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheralSadurns Avatar
14 months ago

Tesla’s do not support CarPlay and I hope they keep it that way.
Okay... that comment is just dumb.
Even if YOU don't particularly like CarPlay... it'd still be nice it if were offered. Nobody would force you to use it...
Me... as a strict iOS user... would welcome BOTH CarPlay, AND Android Auto support. Even if I have no use for the latter, and generally think that Android is pretty bad.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ccmovies Avatar
14 months ago

At least Tesla support CarPlay though right? Albeit I get even if it does the user would have to switch back and forth between CarPlay and Tesla's native interface.
They do not support CarPlay unfortunately. It’s one of the things I miss.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dontwalkhand Avatar
14 months ago

Why are they making this so difficult. Just add CarPlay and call it a day.
The screen is too big, however they could just let CarPlay run in a section like Volvo, or Dodge does.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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