How do I connect to the internet on my Tesla-style screen?

Modified on Wed, 17 Apr 2024 at 07:39 AM

Here are three options to connect the internet on your Tesla-style screen:

1. Get a 4G/5G plan for it: This option provides instant access to data, similar to how a cell phone operates. You'll need to subscribe to a data plan from your cellular provider (all providers work, just tell them you need a plan for a generic android device). Once the activated sim is inserted, perform a full restart, and you’ll will have continuous internet access without relying on any other devices.

2. Set your phone as a hotspot: Alternatively, you can use your smartphone as a hotspot and connect your screen to it via Wi-Fi. While this method requires a bit of setup each time you start the car, it doesn't incur any additional cost beyond your existing mobile data plan. Just remember to enable the hotspot feature on your phone and connect your Tesla-style screen to it like you would with any other Wi-Fi network.

3. Use CarPlay/Android Auto: While not specifically designed for internet access, CarPlay and Android Auto allow you to mirror certain apps from your smartphone onto your Tesla-style screen. This method technically provides internet access through your phone's connection, but it's not utilizing the screen to its fullest potential and may have limited functionality compared to the first two options.

Each of these options has its pros and cons, so choose the one that best fits your needs and preferences. Whether you prioritize convenience, cost-effectiveness, or screen functionality, there's a solution that can keep you connected on the road.

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