Tesla continues to push the boundaries of in-car entertainment with its latest software update for the redesigned Model 3. Owners of the new Model 3 will now be able to connect Bluetooth headphones, allowing passengers in the back seat to enjoy streaming movies and shows without disturbing those in the front.
The update, version 2023.38.8, introduces this new feature exclusively for the redesigned Model 3, which comes equipped with an infotainment screen for rear seat passengers. Although the new vehicle was launched in Europe in September, it has not yet made its way to the US market. While the latest Model S and Model X vehicles in the US do have rear screens, there is currently no information on when the update will be available for these models.
To connect Bluetooth headphones, owners of the redesigned Model 3 can navigate to the Rear Display app settings and select “Add New Headphones.” Once connected, passengers in the back seat can enjoy streaming content through the rear-screen Theater app, while other media can be played through the cabin speakers from the front screen.
In addition to the Bluetooth headphones feature, the software update also includes a simplified activation process for Tesla’s auto-steering Autopilot software. Previously, users had to pull down on the right stalk twice to activate Autopilot. With this update, a single pull-down on the right stalk is all that is required. This change primarily affects older model vehicles, as the newest Model S, Model X, and redesigned Model 3 no longer have traditional stalks and instead utilize a button on the steering wheel to activate Autopilot.
With its commitment to innovation, Tesla once again demonstrates its dedication to enhancing the driving experience by providing advanced entertainment options for passengers and simplifying the functionality of its Autopilot feature.
Q: Will the Bluetooth headphones feature be available for the older Model S and Model X vehicles?
A: As of now, there is no information on when the update will be available for the older Model S and Model X vehicles.
Q: Can multiple Bluetooth headphones be connected simultaneously?
A: Yes, up to two Bluetooth headphones can be connected to the redesigned Model 3.
Q: How do I activate Autopilot in the newest Tesla models?
A: In the newest Model S, Model X, and redesigned Model 3, Autopilot can be activated by pressing a button on the steering wheel.