In an exciting development for Tesla enthusiasts, the Apple Podcasts app is set to join the automotive infotainment experience with Tesla’s highly-anticipated 2023 Holiday Update, scheduled for release next week, 9to5mac reported.
Tesla Model S, 3, X, Y, and Cybertruck owners in nearly 50 countries are in for a treat as the Apple Podcasts app becomes seamlessly integrated into their vehicles through a free, over-the-air software update. However, to unlock the full potential of this feature, a Premium Connectivity subscription is required, ensuring users can stream their favorite podcasts even on the go.
This marks a significant expansion of Apple’s presence in Tesla vehicles, following the inclusion of the Music app. The convergence of these tech giants not only enhances the entertainment options for Tesla owners but also showcases the synergy between cutting-edge automotive technology and innovative software solutions.
Upon receiving the update, users will find the Apple Podcasts app accessible through Tesla’s App Launcher. Positioned either on top of the map or conveniently docked in the My Apps section at the bottom, users have the flexibility to tailor their interface to their preferences. To initiate the Apple Podcasts experience, users will need to use their iPhone to scan a QR code displayed on the vehicle’s screen, linking to a corresponding webpage where they can sign in using their Apple ID.
The Apple Podcasts app for Tesla vehicles mirrors its counterparts on Apple devices, featuring the familiar Listen Now tab, Up Next queue, Latest Episodes, Recently Played episodes, Browse tab, Top Shows, and Top Episodes. This integration ensures a seamless transition for users accustomed to the Apple ecosystem.
Moreover, the app provides access to the user’s entire podcast library, showcasing the shows they follow, saved episodes, and the latest releases from their preferred shows. With playback syncing across devices, drivers can seamlessly continue listening to their favorite podcasts on another Apple device when they reach their destination, adding a layer of convenience to the overall user experience.
A noteworthy feature is the direct integration of Apple Podcasts into Tesla’s search experience. This enables users to effortlessly search for specific shows, personalities, or topics and browse relevant results without leaving the comfort of their Tesla infotainment system.
As Tesla continues to push the boundaries of in-car entertainment and connectivity, the addition of the Apple Podcasts app underscores the commitment to providing an enriching driving experience. Get ready to embark on a new journey of entertainment on the road with Apple Podcasts in your Tesla.
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