Apple Podcasts coming to Tesla for premium subscribers

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A new leak claims that the next Tesla car software update will include Apple Podcasts for the first time, though it will require drivers to subscribe to Tesla's Premium Connectivity service.

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Tesla famously does not support Apple CarPlay, though code in its iOS app suggests it may adopt AirPlay for better audio, and possibly for Apple Music.

According to rumor site Not a Tesla App, however, the electric vehicle will shortly have the ability to play Apple Podcasts. The site says it has an "early look" at what's coming in update 2023.44.25, which it describes as "this year's holiday update," and Apple Podcasts is prominently listed.

Nothing is certain until an update is actually released -- and the rumor site cautions that there "may be additional features that require specific hardware that are not shown here yet." But it is confident enough of the information that it includes instructions on how to set up Apple Podcasts in a Tesla car.

"From the Application Launcher," it says, "open the Apple Podcasts app, scan the QR code, and log in with your Apple ID."

One thing to note is that Apple Podcasts will only be available to Tesla's Premium Connectivity owners. That's a $10/month subscription service that provides video and music streaming.

It's not known when Tesla's update 2023.44.25 will officially be released. However, the unofficial Tesla North news site claims that the update has already been released to employees.

Read on AppleInsider

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 7
    Tesla: "Here's an idea, let's monetize something we didn't create, don't distribute, and to which we add no value whatsoever..."


    darkvaderwatto_cobra
  • Reply 2 of 7
    sflagelsflagel Posts: 798member
    I still don't understand why Tesla is considered a Technology Leader in the car industry. Virtually every other electric car may not have Netflix and a Fart noise, but has
    - CarPlay
    - ability to chose between one-pedal-driving and using the brakes for regen, instead of having to have one-peel driving permanently engaged
    - a SatNav worth the name - Tesla is a map view with written instructions, and sometimes the two don't even match
    - a suspension
    - adaptive cruise control sans the phantom braking
    - Car Play (again, because it really is that important)
     - matrix lighting


    darkvaderforegoneconclusionwatto_cobra
  • Reply 4 of 7
    Tesla: "Here's an idea, let's monetize something we didn't create, don't distribute, and to which we add no value whatsoever..."


    "Premium Connectivity" is the fee for the data services used by the cellular connection in the car. It's a charge for the mobile data, not access to the app. Tesla drivers always have the option of connecting their devices via Bluetooth and using their phone's data plan to use apps on their device instead.
    byronlInspiredCodediman80watto_cobra
  • Reply 5 of 7
    Premium Connectivity is just the cellular connection. I have a feeling this is misreported. It probably just doesn’t work without some sort of internet connection. No local caching.
    diman80watto_cobra
  • Reply 6 of 7
    Premium Connectivity is just the cellular connection. I have a feeling this is misreported. It probably just doesn’t work without some sort of internet connection. No local caching.
    It is misreported, you are correct
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 7 of 7
    Don't get it why people think that Tesla drivers want / need CarPlay...
    We have iPad on wheels with constantly improved feature-centric OS.

    P.S. (yes, some iOS features may be limited, but we have had Apple music, messages, phone, calendar etc on Tesla for a while now).
    edited December 2023 williamlondon
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