Apple Podcasts App Arriving on Tesla Vehicles Next Week

The Apple Podcasts app is set to arrive on Tesla vehicles with the company's 2023 Holiday Update that rolls out next week.

Podcasts Feature
Tesla Model S, 3, X, Y, and Cybertruck owners in almost 50 countries and regions will receive the app via a free, over-the-air software update. A Premium Connectivity subscription is required to stream ‌Apple Podcasts‌ over a cellular connection.

Following the update, users will see the ‌Apple Podcasts‌ app in the Tesla's App Launcher. It can be opened on top of the map or dragged to the My Apps dock at the bottom where it will remained pinned. When opening the ‌Apple Podcasts‌ app for the first time, users must use their iPhone to scan an on-screen QR code to open a corresponding webpage and sign-in using their Apple ID.

The ‌Apple Podcasts‌ app for Tesla vehicles features the Listen Now tab, Up Next queue, Latest Episodes, Recently Played episodes, Browse tab, Top Shows, and Top Episodes, just like its counterparts on Apple devices. It also contains a user's entire podcasts library, enabling them to see the shows they follow, saved episodes, and the latest episodes from shows they follow.

Playback is synced across devices so, when the driver arrives at their destination, they can continue listening from where they left off on another Apple device. ‌Apple Podcasts‌ is also directly integrated into Tesla's search experience, allowing users to search for specific shows, people, and topics and browse relevant results.

Top Rated Comments

Scrundel Avatar
11 weeks ago

Have to pay to use it?? wow
No, you pay $10/mo for the cellular connection to enable certain features. You can also connect to your phone’s hotspot for the same functionality.

I’m not a Tesla fanboy but let’s at least be honest about the facts
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mac Fly (film) Avatar
11 weeks ago

Have to pay to use it?? wow
Correct, Tesla does't provide a cell connection to its cars free of charge. Yes, CarPlay would work through the iPhone, but you know, Tesla won't give up that control. Safe to say Apple wouldn't either in their position.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
one more Avatar
11 weeks ago
What about going fully in and just enabling CarPlay?
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
oldmacs Avatar
11 weeks ago

I’m a big fan of CarPlay but I also own a Tesla and there is just no reason for it with the Tesla interface. Tesla’s integration of Apple Music is so much better than CarPlay itself.
I much prefer CarPlay over Tesla’s software. Why not give people the choice?
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Sorinut Avatar
11 weeks ago

My wife’s Ford collects just as much data. Do you drive a privacy-focused car? Please share
I drive a VW, and I don't let it connect to VWnet. I disconnected the internal cell antenna and everything still works fine.

Either way, this data collection should be opt-out without any decline in functionality.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Scrundel Avatar
11 weeks ago

If you don't want to pay for Tesla Premium Connectivity to get LTE in the car, then you can just connect the car over WiFi to your iPhone's personal hotspot and then use the Tesla apps in your car. Only catch it that you have to make this connection manually at the beginning of every drive.
You don’t anymore, the car will treat it like a normal WiFi connection and there’s an option to connect automatically while driving
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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