The all-new Tesla software has come with a barrage of new additions that are a treat for Tesla users and car enthusiasts alike.
The latest software and infotainment update, 2021.24, which rolled out this week brings a host of new features and improvements, including the addition of Disney Plus video streaming to the Tesla Theater Mode app.
The new Theatre Mode will now feature Netflix, Hulu (also owned by Disney), YouTube, Twitch, and now Disney Plus streaming services under this menu. Access to subscription-based services like Disney Plus isn’t included in Tesla’s Premium Connectivity data package, so you’ll need to sign up and purchase that separately. Theater Mode is an in-dash app accessible via the Entertainment section of the infotainment software, and access to the Theatre Mode requires the car to be parked.
The new update also features a brand-new Car Wash Mode located in the Service menu, which once selected, closes all windows, preparing the car for a wash. The feature also locks the charging port and disables the automatic windshield wipers, sentry mode alerts, walk-away door locks, and parking sensor chimes. Drivers who frequent automatic conveyor belt washers can also select the Free Roll option, which shifts to neutral and prevents the parking brake from automatically engaging if you leave the vehicle.
There is also a new option to remain connected to Wi-Fi when shifting into drive, and a new toggle for disabling and enabling side mirror auto-dimming.
Among the new features, the TeslaCam dash cam can now be programmed to automatically save clips in the event of a collision or airbag deployment, and there’s also language support for Hungarian, Romanian and Russian.