Tesla software update adds Disney Plus, Car Wash mode and more

Tesla software update adds Disney Plus, Car Wash mode and more

Tesla drivers will soon be able to catch up on the latest episodes of Loki or the Mandalorian from the dashboards of their high-tech electric cars. The latest software and infotainment update, 2021.24, rolling out now, brings a host of new features and improvements, including the addition of Disney Plus video streaming to the Tesla Theater Mode app.

Theater Mode is an in-dash app accessible via the Entertainment section of the infotainment software that comes in Tesla vehicles. You can find Netflix, Hulu (also owned by Disney), YouTube, Twitch and now Disney Plus streaming services under this menu. Access to subscription-based services like Disney Plus isn’t included in Tesla’s Premium Connectivity data package, so you’ll need to sign up and purchase that separately.

Access to Theater Mode, like the Tesla Arcade gaming section, requires the vehicle to be parked. At the very least, this gives drivers something to do while waiting to charge at one of Tesla’s Supercharger stations.

The 2021.24 update also adds a new Car Wash mode to Tesla’s bag of tricks. Accessing this setting in the Service menu primes the vehicle for scrubbing by closing all of the windows, locking the charging port and disabling the automatic windshield wipers, sentry mode alerts, walk-away door locks and parking sensor chimes. Drivers who frequent automatic conveyor belt washers can also select the Free Roll option, which shifts to neutral and prevents the parking brake from automatically engaging if you leave the vehicle…Read more>>



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