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After brief teasers and a very long wait, Tesla is finally adding Apple Music support to its in-car system as part of its annual holiday software. Update.
Apple Music has been out of Tesla for a long time, and Spotify, TuneIn and Tidal are already available on the infotainment system. However, Tesla's annual holiday software update for the car has finally added support for Apple Music.
In a tweet by Tesla Model 3 SR+ owner James Locke, the Apple Music icon is visible as part of update 2022.44.25.1.
Access is provided by the Apple Music icon in the application launcher. Once launched, users will need to scan a QR code on their iPhone and then sign in with their Apple ID for authentication.
While the update will be available to all users, Apple Music subscribers will need a Premium Connectivity subscription for it to work over cellular.
The @Tesla Holiday Update is out! This is on our Canadian Model 3 SR+ in NWT. Thanks @elonmusk pic.twitter.com/JGeK9gFr7S
— James Lock (@arctechinc), December 13, 2022
The addition of Apple Music was highly anticipated, and links to code in December 2020 point to future support. A museum exhibit in November went even further by explicitly including an Apple Music badge in the Tesla exhibit vehicle.
Other changes in the update include an improvement to Dog Mode that adds an interior camera view, a planned light show feature, and a tracking mode for the Model Y Performance.
There are also options for climate control fan speed, automatic turn off auto turn signals, emissions test mode called from the mobile app, and the ability to always show Mario Kart's Rainbow Road track. to visualize driving when the autopilot is active,