Tesla Software Version 10.0 Brings Entertainment Features
Tesla has released Software Version 10.0, the company's biggest software update ever.
The latest version brings to Tesla cars new entertainment, gaming, music, and convenience features. This week, Tesla owners around the world will start waking up to Version 10.0 features via an over-the-air update.
Here’s a look at what’s new:
Get the most out of Model S, Model X, and Model 3 center displays by connecting to your Netflix, YouTube, and Hulu or Hulu + Live TV accounts to watch your favorite shows, movies and content right from your car while parked. For our China-based owners of Tesla cars, Tesla will be launching with iQiyi and Tencent Video access, and expects to add more global streaming and entertainment services over time. Additionally, all Tesla customers will have access to Tesla tutorial videos to learn more about their vehicle.
With Smart Summon, Tesla customers who have purchased Full Self-Driving Capability or Enhanced Autopilot can enable their car to navigate a parking lot and come to them or their destination of choice, as long as their car is within their line of sight. Those using Smart Summon must remain responsible for the car and monitor it and its surroundings at all times.
Tesla's new “Car-aoke” feature lets you sing your heart out with friends on a road trip – or by yourself. Caraoke comes with a massive library of music and song lyrics, with support for multiple languages.
Restaurants & Destinations
Tesla's new “I’m Feeling Lucky” and “I’m Feeling Hungry” navigation features will lead you on an adventure to a local restaurant or point of interest that’s within your car’s range.
Tesla has also improved the maps so that your search results will be sorted based on distance to each destination. Owners can also tap on highlighted points of interest, businesses, or search results in the larger map view to see business ratings, start a phone call, or begin navigating to the location.
Music & Podcasts
Tesla is expanding its music and audio platform to enable Spotify Premium account access in all supported markets. This will be in addition to Slacker Radio and TuneIn, which are also available in Tesla vehicles. Tesla is also launching the Ximalaya service for podcasts and audiobooks in China.
Cuphead, Studio MDHR's popular run-and-gun action game, is now available in the Tesla Arcade. Using a USB controller, single-player and co-op modes are available to play in the Tesla Edition of Cuphead, which includes the game’s full first level as you play as Cuphead or Mugman.
Security & Convenience
To help make USB storage for Tesla's Dashcam and Sentry Mode features easier to manage, video clips taken while your vehicle is being protected by Sentry Mode will now be stored to a separate folder on your USB drive. Older clips will also be automatically deleted if you’re low on storage.
Tesla has also made several UI and options changes available to drivers. One is the new “Joe Mode,” which lowers the cabin volume for select alerts such as parking chimes – perfect for when you have sleeping passengers in the rear seats that you don’t want to wake up. Additionally, you can now do even more with your car from your Tesla app with the latest mobile software, including opening and closing your garage door via HomeLink, defrosting your vehicle’s cabin at the maximum temperature, and remotely controlling your Model 3 and Model X windows.
Streaming Media & Browser Support Coming to all Model 3 Vehicles
To take advantage of the advanced media features in Software Version 10.0, Tesla is also enabling browser access on all Model 3 Standard Range Plus and Standard Range vehicles. The update will also enable streaming media access to Spotify, TuneIn, and Slacker while parked and connected to WiFi for these cars.