Stream Apple Music in Tesla? I Just Use Bluetooth Says Elon Musk [VIDEO]
Tesla Owners Silicon Valley released part 3 of its interview with Tesla CEO Elon Musk today.
One of the questions asked was will Tesla ever implement a native Apple Music app inside the company’s vehicles.
A lot of fans and owners want to know about Apple Music, asked the group to Musk.
After a pause, Musk deadpanned, “what are we looking for here?”, to which laughter ensues by the hosts, and then the topic is switched to waypoints.
“I am one of the rare people who use Apple Music and Spotify. I just use Apple Music through Bluetooth,” admitted Musk.
“Doesn’t that bother you?” replies the group. Musk then says, “I mean the sound quality…we can definitely improve the Bluetooth data rate, if that’s the bottleneck we’re talking about.”
While Tesla’s in-car infotainment supports apps from Tidal and Spotify, to allow for easy streaming of music after logging into your credentials, Apple Music is notably absent.
Watching the video, our Spidey senses feel Musk may be trying to avoid the topic altogether, suggesting collaboration with Apple might be coming or in the works. Apple, like Tesla, is notorious for keeping future features under wraps. Just a hunch, of course.
Check out part three of the Musk interview below—do you think he’s holding something back when it comes to Apple Music (starts at 54:25)?
While many have constantly urged for Tesla vehicles to natively support Apple CarPlay, that doesn’t seem like control the electric automaker is willing to give up. But a native Apple Music app for music streaming? That seems somewhat harmless. Heck, even the Apple TV app to stream Apple TV+ shows would be something to consider (and even Prime Video, HBO, etc).
The Tesla operating system and on-screen controls are unique to the ownership experience. The only way to get Apple CarPlay in a Tesla at this point is to follow this developer’s Android hack to get it working.