Many Tesla owners have expressed a desire to use Apple’s Music service in their cars. The preferred way to do this for most owners would be to use Apple Car Play. Car Play could be really amazing given the large amount of screen real estate to work with in Tesla vehicles. Ideally, it could be positioned in such a way that it doesn’t interfere with other screen activities. Unfortunately, we don’t have an officially supported method of Car Play. Recently, Tesla owners were given hope of access to at least the music portion of the Apple service via the newly released Apple Music Web App. It saddens me to report, however, that the Apple Music web app doesn’t work with the current browser version.
The in-car browser is pretty good. The pages render, but login to the service totally breaks. It’s also impossible to play any previews. It’s possible that the upcoming v10 software update will improve compatibility, but that remains to be seen. The v10 software is expected later in 2019. This is a possibility as we know there are many new additions coming to the cars such as Netflix and YouTube support. We’ll see if those updates also open up possibilities for other streaming services.
This software version on the car tested is 2019.32.2.1. Software updates release often and anything is possible at any time. It’s also possible that the bugs encountered are due to the Apple app.
One last note. Using the browser at anytime other than when parked is impractical. The browser consumes the whole screen when activated, and I don’t see where many drivers would use this even if it were technically possible. The Apple Music webapp might be fun to use at a charging station or in a parking lot, but that’s about it.
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