Tesla’s Infotainment System To Get Netflix And YouTube

The Tesla Model 3, Model S, and Model X will soon have their infotainment systems updated to include Netflix and YouTube.

Elon Musk made the announcement on Twitter (of course…), saying that it will have “an amazingly immersive, cinematic feel due to the comfy seats & surround sound audio.”

Tesla will only allow its owners to stream Netflix and YouTube when their car is parked. However, the company intends on updating the system to allow owners to use it when a vehicle is moving once full self-driving has been approved by regulators. However, as we have come to expect in recent years, it will likely be some time before autonomous vehicles hit public roads en masse.

Also Read: Updated Tesla Model S Due In September With Model 3-Inspired Interior And 400 Mile Range

As Engadget points out, the Tesla Model 3 will provide the best viewing experience for users as its centrally-mounted infotainment screen is positioned horizontally while the screens of the Model S and Model X have their screens centered vertically.

At one stage, there was talk about the Model S and Model X getting updated interiors to closely mimic that of the Model 3. However, recent statements from Elon Musk indicate that this won’t be the case.

When Tesla does introduce YouTube and Netflix streaming to vehicles which are on the move, don’t expect it to happen without some controversy. The introduction of the streaming services is tipped to happen sometime in August.

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  • charlotteharry57

    This just keeps getting better and better. I’ll stop there (but I don’t want to)…

  • Bash

    No chill!

  • Matthew Daraei

    Another reason to see more Tesla car accidents.

    • brn


  • Honda NSX-R

    This wouldn’t be a driver distraction at all.

    • Dennis Scipio

      They did say they could only do it while the car is in park, at least for now.

  • 85ZingoGTR

    Interesting to see how this plays in a horizontal screen.

  • diesel_vdub

    OH sure, they’ll only allow it when the vehicle is in park. Though someone will find a way to bypass that restriction very quickly so they can watch while “driving”.

  • WalthamDan

    what could possibly go wrong here…

  • Rasta_Farian

    Good God…

  • TheBelltower

    I suppose this would be okay for those who sit in their car while waiting at the supercharger.

  • Alduin

    Darwin award goes to Tesla owners who watch movies and stream while they drive then crash because they’re distracted. Look how awful that interior looks. How can anyone even like how boring and uninspiring the model 3 interior is? Crappy car by a crappy car company with an overly smug and egotistical ceo.


    • Stealth333

      It’s the Iphone Zombies buying them up haha.

  • Enter Ranting

    Yeah, but when will it get Excel and Powerpoint?

  • Mr. EP9

    Because t’s not like some Tesla drivers weren’t already distracted enough as is. Hopefully, Telsa has enough sense to only allow its use when the vehicle is stationary otherwise people will abuse it while autopilot is engaged and you know how that usually ends.

    • brn

      All your questions are answered in the article.

  • Bash

    That’s my fear. And that what I was thinking when I was writing my first comment.

    • Honda NSX-R

      Now that I think of it, it probably won’t be a good idea to rent or buy a used Tesla with Autopilot


  • brn

    That is the big question. Insurance companies are in the business of calculating risk. Rather than double, they might halve the premiums compared to other vehicles. Human drivers can be scary too.

    I’m curious to see what happens.

  • Stealth333

    Yo….hipster….you do know you could of used a Tablet for watching movies right? Or a laptop…or damn….one of those DVD players with a screen and be a OG.


  • USOZ

    Honestly, the site quitting all of a sudden is quite suspicious. I am curious to know what happened?

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