Tesla is working on adding Apple Music and Amazon Music as new native in-car music services inside its electric vehicles.
While most other automakers are leaning towards phone mirroring with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay to handle media playback in the car, Tesla is pushing to integrate music services into its own user interface.
Over the years, Automaker has been integrating various music streaming services into the interior of its vehicles with built-in applications in its center displays.
Most famously, Tesla has integrated Spotify into its cars.
Recently, CEO Elon Musk said that Tesla will add a tidal wave to its integrated music services and now we have learned that the automaker is also working to integrate Apple Music and Amazon Music.
Tesla hacker ‘Green’ has identified the early versions of integration into the Tesla user interface in a recent software update:
Looks like more media sources are coming soon. Although it is still not enough.
The UI icon is incorrect, but the correct one is already populated. pic.twitter.com/dmavYUvuh7
– Green (@Greithionly) December 27, 2020
While looking at different media sources, several new options appeared, although they are not yet usable:
Based on this leak, it appears that Tesla is working to add several new media sources owned by Amazon Music, Audible, and owned by Amazon and Apple Music.
Tesla drivers will be able to connect their music streaming accounts to their car with those services and use the services through the car interface instead of connecting their phones to Bluetooth, which is already an option.
There is no way to know the time of consolidation, but Green noted that the tide seems to be the most distant as well as developing.
With more media sources coming to Tesla vehicles, Automaker recently released a new software update that enables drivers to hide media sources.
Now, you can just go to settings and only the media formula you use is displayed in the original UI.
This feature is going to be particularly effective if Tesla ends up doubling the number of music services that can be attached to their vehicles, as is the case.
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