Connectivity is an important part of all Tesla cars, further enhancing the driving experience by providing access to features that require data usage — including streaming music and media, live traffic visualization and more.
All cars come with Standard Connectivity which provides access to most connectivity features over Wi-Fi only, in addition to basic maps and navigation and music streaming over Bluetooth®.
Premium Connectivity provides the ability to access all connectivity features over cellular, in addition to Wi-Fi, for the most intuitive and engaging ownership experience. Premium Connectivity will be available as a monthly subscription. Orders of Model S, Model X and Model 3 will receive a Premium Connectivity trial at delivery.
If you own a Tesla vehicle for personal use, you will be able to subscribe to Premium Connectivity from your Tesla app. If you are driving a company vehicle, contact your vehicle provider for more information.
|Live Traffic Visualization||-||✓|
|Sentry Mode - View Live Camera||-||✓|
* Accessible over Wi-Fi for Standard Connectivity
*⁺ A paid subscription to streaming services is required to access music and media streaming
For Model S and Model X with second row display, this includes second row in-drive video streaming. Some features such as Caraoke and video streaming are not supported on some cars based on hardware configuration. Review your vehicle firmware release notes to confirm feature availability in your Tesla.
How do I subscribe to Premium Connectivity?
You will be able to subscribe to Premium Connectivity from your Tesla app.
Where are Premium Connectivity subscriptions available?
Premium Connectivity subscriptions are currently available to eligible customers in the countries listed below.
|North America||United States and Canada|
|Europe||Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Spain, France, Finland, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Sweden, Ireland, Italy, Iceland, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway and Portugal|
|Asia Pacific||China Mainland, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Macau, Japan and South Korea|
Who is eligible for a Premium Connectivity subscription?
All Model S, Model X and Model 3 ordered on or after July 1, 2018 will be able to subscribe to Premium Connectivity. All cars ordered on or before June 30, 2018 receive Premium Connectivity automatically for the lifetime of the car (excluding retrofits or upgrades required for any features or services externally supplied to the vehicle – e.g. telecommunications network).
|Model||Ordered on or before
June 30, 2018
|Ordered on or after
July 1, 2018
|Free Premium Connectivity||Eligible for Premium Connectivity subscription|
|Model 3 with Premium Interior||Not Applicable||Eligible for Premium Connectivity subscription|
|Model 3 Standard Range
Model 3 Standard Range Plus
Model 3 Rear-Wheel Drive
|Not Applicable||Eligible for Premium Connectivity subscription|
* Used cars ordered on or after January 16, 2020 are eligible for Premium Connectivity subscription.
Will cars with Standard Connectivity still receive over-the-air software updates?
Yes. All cars have access to over-the-air software updates. Learn more about over-the-air software updates and how to check for the latest version.
Will Standard Connectivity affect in-car maps and routing?
No. All cars with Standard Connectivity will continue to receive the same core maps & navigation functionality as cars with Premium Connectivity, including traffic-based routing, Trip Planner and Supercharger stall availability. Premium Connectivity will add satellite-view maps and live traffic visualization.
What music & media are available with Standard Connectivity?
Standard Connectivity offers Bluetooth® pairing, FM radio, Sirius XM capability in North America (for XM-enabled and configured cars) and playback from a USB drive.
Premium Connectivity is required for in-car streaming music & media over cellular.
A paid subscription to streaming services is required to access music and media streaming for both Standard and Premium Connectivity.
Do connectivity plans affect Autopilot?
No. If the car’s software is kept up to date, connectivity plans will not affect Autopilot. As a reminder, all cars have access to over-the-air software updates.
Note: Important safety updates will continue to be available over the car’s cellular connection.
Can I get Premium Connectivity features by using a mobile hotspot?
Some features that are available to Standard Connectivity owners over Wi-Fi such as video streaming, Caraoke and the internet browser may also be accessed over mobile hotspots, subject to fees and restrictions of your mobile carrier.
Is there any limitation on excessive data use?
Yes. In some cases where data usage is deemed as excessive and exceeds a fair daily usage, we reserve the right to reduce connectivity bandwidth. Review the terms and conditions to learn more.
How do the new connectivity options impact current Tesla owners?
All Tesla cars ordered on or before June 30, 2018 will continue to have access to their existing Premium Connectivity features at no cost for the lifetime of the car (excluding retrofits or upgrades required for any features or services externally supplied to the vehicle – e.g. telecommunications network). As additional features and services become available in the future, owners will have the opportunity to upgrade their connectivity plan.
How are used Tesla cars affected by this policy?
All used Tesla cars that are eligible for Premium Connectivity according to the above mentioned table, purchased on or before January 15, 2020, will continue to have the Premium Connectivity features described above at no cost for the lifetime of the car, and will be active for future owners if sold privately (excluding retrofits or upgrades required for any features or services externally supplied to the vehicle – e.g. telecommunications network).
All used Tesla cars purchased on or after January 16, 2020 will receive Standard Connectivity and are eligible to upgrade to Premium Connectivity. A 30-Day trial of Premium Connectivity is provided on delivery and can be upgraded to Premium Connectivity from the Tesla app.
Will there be a trial period for Premium Connectivity?
All Model S, Model X and Model 3 ordered on or after July 1, 2018 will receive a Premium Connectivity trial beginning on the day of delivery. After the trial ends, Premium Connectivity will be available as a subscription via your Tesla app.
|Order Type||Premium Connectivity Trial Eligibility|
|New orders of Model S and Model X on or after July 1, 2018||Yes, one year starting from delivery date|
|Inventory orders of Model S and Model X on or after July 1, 2018||Yes, one year starting from delivery date|
|New orders of Model 3 ordered on or after October 15, 2021||Yes, 30 days starting from delivery date|
|Inventory orders of Model 3 ordered on or after October 15, 2021||Yes, 30 days starting from delivery date|
|Used car orders on or after January 16, 2020||Yes, 30 days starting from delivery date|
|Any car that is sold privately through a third-party, and does not already have Premium Connectivity||No|
How will I be notified when my Premium Connectivity trial is about to expire?
We will send you an email notification with information on how to subscribe to Premium Connectivity in the week before your trial expires.
What’s the difference between Wi-Fi and cellular connectivity?
Cellular connectivity is a wireless data connection and only requires that you’re within range of a cell phone tower — similar to how a smart phone works.
Wi-Fi connectivity requires proximity to a router — similar to how a laptop connects to your Wi-Fi at home.
Is Tesla providing the network for connectivity?
No. Your connectivity network is provided by your local telecommunications company and Tesla is not responsible for the connectivity quality or coverage.