Spotify will no longer be the only option for listening to music in Tesla cars. According to recent information reported by various media, Tesla will add Apple Music support soon.
Based on references in a Tesla 2020.48.26 software update, found by a user of Twitter, the company would prepare to include Tide and other sources like Apple Music and Amazon on the music streaming service.
We’ll see Apple in Tesla cars
The placeholder spotted only says “Apple” next to a radio icon, but that could indicate official support will be available soon.
Although Tesla has been working on the “Apple Music” medium for some time, option hidden in software update still not working. So Tidal is expected to be the first additional music streaming service to come to Tesla.
Looks like other media sources will be available soon. Although it’s not quite there yet.
The icon in the user interface is incorrect, but the correct one is already filled. pic.twitter.com/dmavYUvuh7
– green (@greentheonly) December 27, 2020
Apple and Tesla have been at odds over the years. The relationship between the two companies has been fueled by controversy, following some statements released by Tesla CEO Elon Musk. On several occasions, Musk joked about the “Tesla Graveyard” that Apple has built, alluding to former company employees arriving in Cupertino.
A few weeks ago, and regarding several announcements regarding Apple’s focus on Apple Car, Musk relived the time when he was trying to sell his business to Apple, but could not find an answer at the time. Although some industry sources claim it was not due to Apple’s disinterest, but on a condition that surely would not be negotiable for Musk.
However, after these ups and downs, the two companies will be in the same place. The addition of Apple Music would be the first Apple-related service to reach Tesla vehicles. AND would make Tesla the second automaker to directly integrate Apple Music in your infotainment system. After Porsche did it for its fully electric Taycan.