During the Q&A session after the presentation, CEO Elon Musk was able to sneak in another announcement that has largely gone unnoticed.
As Tesla transitions to a fully autonomous world where your car will drive you to your destination, the need for more entertainment and productivity options is going to increase.
When responding to a question about opening up the Tesla eco-system to independent artists, Musk revealed the new music streaming option would be coming soon to your Tesla in the form of TIDAL.
Tidal bills itself as “the first global music streaming service with high fidelity sound, hi-def video quality, along with expertly curated playlists and original content.” The company claims a music library of more than 60 million songs and 240,000 music videos.
Tidal currently offers two version to its subscribers. The ‘Premium’ option costs $9.99 CAD per month with audio quality maxing out at 320kbps. Then there’s the more expensive and higher quality ‘Tidal HiFi’ option at $19.99 CAD per month, which would sound amazing if you have a Tesla with Premium Audio.
While Musk didn’t reveal any timeline for when we’ll see it arrive in our cars, it will likely happen soon given how he confident he was in revealing the information.
Since it is subscription based, it could also be part of the reason why Tesla may soon be implementing a new “Subscribe” tab within the mobile app.
You can watch the question and Musk’s answer revealing TIDAL in the video below.