Tesla’s latest OTA update adds Steam games, Apple Music, Zoom and a wild light show mode • TechCrunch
Tesla owners: Go check your car. You have new toys. The latest OTA update added a bunch of features, the most notable being Steam, which brings thousands of games. This app, however, is limited to Model S and X vehicles with 16 GB of RAM (only found in vehicles manufactured in 2022).
Elon Musk tweeted that Tesla was adding Steam support in July. The beta version of this update even adds support for Steam cloud syncing, allowing games to be resumed in-vehicle or on any Steam device. Even better, the OTA update finally added Bluetooth-enabled game controllers while using Arcade mode. Tesla’s release notes indicate that the PS5 controller works the best.
But this update also has something for everyone. There is an updated dog mode that allows owners to access the dash cam from the mobile app. Media controls have been moved, and Apple Music and Zoom have also been added. Tesla has also updated the navigation UI, pinning the next turn information window to the top of the screen while the rest of the navigation information is located at the bottom. Drivers can relive Mario Kart memories and drive on a rainbow road, turn signals can turn off automatically, and door handles have new options when parked at home.
And just in time for the holidays, Tesla’s popular light show mode now lets it sync with other Tesla vehicles. Now you and your buddies can line up your Tesla vehicles, and together they’ll put on a show to the same song. Festive.
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