Sure, you can play games in your Tesla, but you haven’t been able to catch up on shows while charging or waiting for a passenger. Until now. It looks like this may happen soon. Elon Musk has revealed that Tesla’s cars will “soon” offer Netflix and YouTube streaming, but only as long as the car is stopped. Which of course is only fair.
He didn’t go into detail but said it would have an “immersive, cinematic feel”, which makes sense since you’re sitting in luxury seats with surround sound. Eventually, you will have the option of watching on the move, too, once regulators approve self-driving abilities. That might be a while though, since autonomous driving is so far only legal in very limited capacities.
This news will favor people who own lower-end Teslas like the Model 3 and the upcoming Model Y. Yes, the Model S and X technically have larger screens, but they’re in vertical orientations. The lower-end cars have wide-aspect screens that make them better for video. Now you have something else to consider if you are thinking about buying a Tesla. At least you can catch up on your favorite Netflix TV shows every time you are idling.