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).
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.
they's been working on it for quite some time
it's a bit of a stub now so who knows when it actually comes, the tidal is the next one I think because it actually started to get things populated. pic.twitter.com/du3TG1QYRX — green (@greentheonly) December 27, 2020
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.
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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!
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.