Blog posts related to Internet connectivity
Do Teslas come with WiFi? Can you connect a Tesla to the WiFi? What about connecting a smartphone to the Tesla's internet, is that even possible? In this article, we'll cover these and other related questions about Teslas and Internet connectivity. Keep reading.
Past Tesletter articles
Ahead of rolling out v10 to folks in the Early Access Program, Tesla also pushed a car config update fleet-wide. This new setting is «lte_video_streaming:true». According to multiple reports, the beta of v10 isn’t requiring folks to be on WiFi to use YouTube or Netflix, I guess that is why they released this flag. I wonder if in the future we will be able to pay more to be able to access these features while on LTE.
Read more: TwitterFrom issue #77
All current Tesla owners and those who order a Model S, Model X, or Model 3 before July 1st, 2018 will never have to pay to maintain the current level of internet connectivity in their cars.
For vehicles ordered after July 1st, Tesla will start offering two different packages: ‘Premium Connectivity package’ and ‘Standard Connectivity package.’
Read more: ElectrekFrom issue #14
- Standard Connectivity offers basic maps & navigation, music & media over Bluetooth® and software updates over Wi-Fi.
- Premium Connectivity adds satellite-view maps with live traffic visualization, in-car streaming music & media, an internet browser (for Model S and Model X) and OTA software updates via Wi-Fi and cellular.
Read more: TeslaFrom issue #17
We believe this is only for folks in the Early Access Program- as we reported last week Tesla is enabling LTE for YouTube and Netflix for them- but I wouldn’t be surprised if this rolls out to everyone. The reason why is because now they can stream from their browser and I’m not sure Tesla can limit that to WiFi only.
Read more: RedditFrom issue #78