Tesla's latest software introduces new 'Car-aoke' function and connects to Netflix

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Tesla Theater Mode, also new in version 10.0, connects your infotainment system to your Netflix, YouTube and Hulu/Hulu+ (including Live TV if you're subscribed to that feature) accounts, giving you access to streaming video from all these platforms while the auto is safely in park.

As a point of reference, Tesla during the fourth quarter of 2018 delivered 90,700 units, which is to say the company might see a delivery increase of more than 10% in under a year. We also know that Smart Summon isn't the same as "Smart Drop-Off", so you'll still need to park the vehicle in the first place (it won't park for you) before you can call it back to you like a personal valet.

We previously reported on Musk responding to a "feeling lucky" feature request on Twitter. Beyond that, it seems, users must have a "line of sight" to their vehicle when using the feature.

The addition of fun apps may have some consumers excited, but it seems the real prize of the day is the new "Smart Summon" feature that was rolled out to those who have purchases Full Self-Driving Capability or Enhanced Autopilot. "Customers can check it out for themselves at Tesla showrooms in the U.S".

Another fun feature to have around in the vehicle is the Car-aoke, and it comes with "a massive library of music and song lyrics, with support for multiple languages".

We've also improved our maps so that your search results will be sorted based on distance to each destination. Spotify Premium support has also arrived to join TuneIn and Slacker Radio.

Tesla Arcade: "Cuphead", Studio MDHR's run-and-gun action game, is now available in a special Tesla edition.

If you love singing along to your favorite songs, Tesla is also rolling out "Caraoke", an in-car karaoke system that works pretty much how you'd expect. Traverse odd worlds, acquire new weapons, learn super moves, and discover hidden secrets while you try to pay your debt back to the devil.

Tesla's self-driving capabilities aren't yet advanced enough for drivers to switch off and watch movies, and thankfully the company notes that you can "watch your favorite shows, movies and content right from your vehicle while parked".

Now Sentry Mode video clips are stored in a separate folder on the user's USB drive and older clips are automatically deleted if the drive is low on space. Also, there's a new Joe Mode which lowers the cabin volume for select alerts. Additionally, you can now do even more with your auto from your Tesla app with the latest mobile software, including opening and closing your garage door via HomeLink, defrosting your vehicle's cabin at the maximum temperature, and remotely controlling your Model 3 and Model X windows.

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