Latest in Gear

Image credit: Roberto Baldwin/Engadget

Tesla cars will play video with a future update

It'll most likely be limited to when you've stopped.
357 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

Roberto Baldwin/Engadget

Tesla is planning to bring games to its electric cars' giant touchscreens, so why doesn't it have video playback while the car isn't moving -- something drivers have wanted for years? Don't worry, you'll get your wish soon. Elon Musk has responded to a question about the feature with a claim that video playback will be available with "version 10" of Tesla's car software. He didn't say what services would be available or when you could expect to see the update, but version 9 (with Atari games) is due to arrive by the end of August. You could be waiting a while, to put it bluntly.

It's safe to say that Tesla will put tight restrictions on video whenever it arrives. Drivers have already crashed while watching video on stand-alone devices, and the last thing Tesla needs to do is suggest that owners can use Autopilot as an opportunity to catch up on TV shows. This would be for lengthy Supercharger stops, or those moments when your EV is a refuge from the pressures of the outside world.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
357 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

Netflix's 'Cowboy Bebop' production pauses after John Cho is injured on-set

Netflix's 'Cowboy Bebop' production pauses after John Cho is injured on-set

View
Nike puts an accessibility twist on its iconic Air Jordan 1

Nike puts an accessibility twist on its iconic Air Jordan 1

View
Alphabet’s Wing starts drone deliveries to US homes

Alphabet’s Wing starts drone deliveries to US homes

View
Boeing messages hint staff may have misled FAA about 737 Max

Boeing messages hint staff may have misled FAA about 737 Max

View
Judge refuses to block the release of ‘The Laundromat’ on Netflix

Judge refuses to block the release of ‘The Laundromat’ on Netflix

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr