Tesla 2021.36.8 software update brings Sentry Mode Live Camera Access [Release Notes]

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Image via @SawyerMerritt /Twitter

Just a few weeks after the most recent discovery of the potential for livestreaming of Sentry Mode cameras to a mobile device, Tesla has pushed the highly-requested feature in software update 2021.36.8.

The new feature was reported to have been received by an owner in the US this morning, who shared a photo of the release notes with Tesla enthusiast Sawyer Merritt.

UPDATE: A video of the feature in action has been uploaded to YouTube. You can check it out here.

According to the details of the release notes, the livestreaming feature works when the car is in park. It also notes that the live camera feed has end-to-end encryption and is not accessible by Tesla.

Unfortunately it won’t be available to all owners as a Premium Connectivity subscription is also required.

It also appears as though the feature will be limited to just iOS owners for now as that is the only mobile device operating system mentioned in the release notes.

One feature that isn’t listed that was suspected to be coming is the ability to project your voice through the external speaker. We will have to wait until more people receive the feature and test it out to see if that is included.

Here are the full release notes.

2021.36.8 Release Notes

You can now remotely view your car’s surroundings when parked to confirm the safety of your environment before returning to your car. Live Camera is end-to-end encrypted and cannot be accessed by Tesla. To enable or disable, tap Controls > Safety & Security.

Note: This feature requires iOS mobile app version 4.2.1 or higher, and Premium Connectivity.

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Image via @SawyerMerritt /Twitter
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