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Aug 24, 2019,  by Allianz Partners Business Insights

Tesla: Elon Musk states that it will "soon" be possible to watch Netflix and YouTube

Elon Musk once again spoke of the future functionality that will make it possible to watch videos on YouTube or Netflix on board a Tesla vehicle. On Twitter, the CEO of the brand promised this feature by August or at the latest in a few months. Initially, watching will only be possible when the vehicle is stationary.

 

Things are looking clearer regarding the possibility in the future of watching videos via Netflix or YouTube on board a Tesla. Elon Musk announced via Twitter on Saturday 27 July that "the ability to stream YouTube and Netflix when the car is stationary is coming soon to your Tesla". The CEO of the electric car manufacturer did not give a date, but later said in a reply to another tweet: "Perhaps in August, in a few months at the latest".

 

 

Ultimate aim: watching videos while driving

 

This uncertainty did not prevent Musk from looking further to the future and talking about the next step. "Once the authorities have given the green light for fully autonomous driving, we will make videos accessible during journeys," the charismatic entrepreneur said via the social network. Business Insider states that it is already possible to access the entertainment system on board Teslas and for example to play video games such as Cuphead and Super Breakout, but not while the vehicle is moving.

The seats, the steering wheel and the surround sound in the cockpit make the games seem all the more realistic, which is exactly what the Tesla founder is looking for. As he explained on Twitter, customers can expect "an incredibly immersive experience that is worthy of the movies".

 

Hotly-anticipated functionality

 

This is not the first time that the possibility of integrating video streaming platforms into the on-board Tesla system has been mentioned by the head of the company. On 13 June this year, the billionaire mentioned in a speech at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles that a system of this kind would soon be coming to the Tesla touch screens, but as TechCrunch notes, again no date was mentioned.

 

 

As another Twitter user pointed out, Musk has always said that the functionality for watching videos in cars would be integrated into version 10 of the vehicles’ internal software. Without adding any more detail, the CEO did indeed confirm this, saying: "Yes, the V10 will include several games and entertainment functionalities, an improved automatic driving system for motorways and a better detection system for road signs and traffic lights".

 

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