by Chris Adede . Dec 28, 2022

Tesla Brings Apple Music to its Vehicles with V11 Software Update

Credit: @aaronjcash/Twitter

Tesla is set to debut the revolutionary Apple Music to its vehicles with the latest V11 software update. Part of the new development was on-display during the Petersen Automotive Museum at the Tesla exhibition.

Tesla owners have been requesting Apple Carplay for years, but it wasn't until recently that we got some good news with Apple Music. The company announced earlier this month that it would start offering Apple's music streaming service as an option in its cars.

Tesla is preparing to add Apple Music to its vehicles with the V11 (v2020.40.50) software update, according to a Twitter user who attended an event at the Petersen Automotive Museum on November 19th.

A screenshot from the event shows a QR code for signing into an Apple Music account in the test car's display, suggesting that it will be part of the holiday update.

The report states that when one of its reporters tapped the Apple Music icon on his car's display, a pop-up window with a QR code appeared. This prompted the reporter to sign in to an Apple Music account.

Assuming this is accurate, Apple Music will come as part and parcel of the holiday update. A major hint was a pictorial display of Santa.

In late 2020, hacker @greentheonly speculated over the addition of the music interface to the cars. However, the expectations were not expected as soon as possible.


By the looks of it, he was right, as Apple Music's arrival could only happen two years after the hint was originally discovered. The latest software update for Tesla cars (V11) includes Apple Music integration.

At first glance, this is very good news for Tesla owners who want to listen to their favorite music from the car's speakers. Unfortunately, there is one small catch: The option is only available in US-based cars. At this point, there is still no Apple CarPlay. There needs to be details about whether or not European models will get it too.

Car owners can get a sense of the Apple CarPlay with the Hannshow 9” and 10.25” new display. Here is a quick display of how both the new 10.25” and 9” inch look like.

10.25 inch instrument cluster with Apple Music and Carplay feature

Above: Android 4G 10.25-inch Tesla Model 3 Y Instrument Cluster Heads Up Display by Hansshow (Buy Now from our online store, use promo code ‘HSNews30’ for a massive 30% Black Friday Discount)

9 inch Touch Screen

Above: Model 3, Y Center Console Dashboard Touch Screen (Linux 9.0'') (Buy Now from our online store, use promo code ‘HSNews30’ for a massive 30% Black Friday Discount)

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, is known for his engineering talent and for running several successful companies. But did you know he's also a music lover? He holds two records to his name.

Music shows his affiliation to high quality sound with his love for music. It explains why most Tesla cards feature an incredible audio system. Moreover, you can further enhance your Tesla audio with the new Hansshow audio sound system.

Musk has said that "the car should be a computer on wheels," and he's set out to make sure it sounds as good as it looks.

With the V11 software update, Tesla will add Apple Music to its vehicles' entertainment systems. This is great news for those waiting for Apple Music to become available in their Tesla.

The new update will allow users to play music from their Apple accounts. The update includes several other improvements, such as an improved navigation system and voice control.

In an interview with Business Insider, Elon Musk said, "It makes sense for us to expand access to various streaming services."

The expansion of streaming services comes after many Tesla owners complained about the lack of Apple Music in their vehicles. This was one of the most requested features from Tesla drivers.

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Chris Adede
Chris Adede is an author and IT professional. A Tesla automobile and Fin Tech/Blockchain fanatic. Chris has been writing and monitoring the auto and cyptocurrency area for years, and he's excited about the industry's potential to revolutionize society.

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