Tesla cars may stream Netflix and YouTube when not moving

By BLOOMBERG | 29 July 2019

NEW YORK: The ability to stream YouTube and Netflix when a Tesla vehicle is not moving is coming soon, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said on Twitter.

The change may come in August but wouldn’t take "more than a few months,” Musk said while responding to a Twitter user.

Tesla owners will be able to stream while the car is moving once regulators approve full self-driving, Musk said in a second tweet. The CEO described the experience as having a "cinematic feel due to the comfy seats and surround sound audio.”

Tesla tweeted Friday it was beginning its global roll-out of chess for the Tesla Arcade. Musk said on Saturday the Unity game engine port was done and that they were refining the controls. He added that there would be additional game storage via USB.

Musk also replied that the company is "maybe” two to three months away from unveiling its pickup truck offering. He said Tesla is close, "but the magic is in the final details.”

Version 10 of Tesla’s software will include games, infotainment features, an improved highway autopilot, better traffic light and stop sign recognition as well as smart summon, Musk said in a separate tweet.

When asked if the version would include the ability to read a text message through speakers, Musk replied "yes,” in another post.