Tesla Theater: Who can watch it and what's included

Tesla Theater: Who can watch it and what's included

Tesla Theater lets you watch movies, TV shows, and videos in your car. It was first introduced with Tesla V10 in October 2019, and in this article we’re going to tell you everything you want to know about who and how can enjoy Tesla Theater in their Tesla.

Do Model S and Model X have Tesla Theater?

Tesla Theater is avaialble in all cars with Media Control Unit version 2 (MCU2), that means all Model 3, and Model S and Model X built after March 2018.

In order to be able to watch videos in your car, you also need Internet connectivity. Tesla offers a Premium Connectivity Package for $9,99 / month. We wrote an article about it when it came out, the gist of it is that:

  • If you purchased your Tesla before June 30, 2018, you don’t need to purchase the Premium connectivity package (it’s being grandfathered)
  • Model S, Model X and Model 3 with Premium Interior ordered on or after July 1, 2018, get a ‘Premium Connectivity’ trial for one year, beginning at the delivery date
  • Model 3 SR and SR+ delivered on or before December 31, 2019, get a 30-day ‘Premium Connectivity’ trial

How does it work

To acces Tesla Theater, tap the Entertainment icon in the Application Launcher and select the Theater tab.

You can also send videos from your smartphone to your car. In order to do so, find a video, tap on share, copy the link, and select the Tesla app.

While you can’t access Tesla Theater while driving, it’s pretty neat to be able to watch a show while you’re charging or waiting for something/someone in your car.

Streaming services available

As of today, Tesla Theater has integration with the following streaming services, apart from offering a bunch of Tesla Tutorials:

  • Netflix
  • Hulu
  • YouTube
  • Twitch

Note that the subscription to these streaming services is not included in the Premium Connectivity package and needs to be purchased separately.

New services to be added soon are:

  • Disney+
  • HBO Go
  • Comedy Central

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