Tesla Caraoke is Tesla’s version of karaoke. It’ll allow you to play and sing some of the most popular karaoke songs, right in your car. Caraoke will display song lyrics directly on the screen without interfering with any critical information the driver needs to drive safely. The songs can be played with vocals or without. However, it does not have the ability to use a microphone or record you singing.
To access Caraoke tap the Music icon at the bottom of the screen. If you only see a thin music player with album art, artist info and controls, then you’ll need to expand your Music player by dragging it upward to reveal other music sources such as radio and Caraoke.
If you don’t see Caraoke, it may not be an active source or your car may not support it. It requires a car with MCU 2 or higher, which was released in 2018.
If your car is 2018 or later or has been upgraded to MCU 2, then you can check to see if Caraoke is hidden. You can tap on the Settings icon that is to the right of the music sources. After tapping it you’ll see various tabs on the left that will let you change your equalizer, audio balance and sources. Tapping on sources will present you with all the available audio sources for your car.
Which Cars Support Caraoke
Tesla Caraoke requires a vehicle with MCU 2 or higher. To check your version you can go to Controls > Software then tap on ‘Additional Vehicle Information’. You’ll want to look for ‘Infotainment processor’. If it says Intel Atom, then you have a vehicle equipped with MCU 2.
Tesla Caraoke is not available in all regions. So if you have a car with MCU 2 and Caraoke is not a hidden source, then it may not be available in your region.
Tesla Caraoke is available for all models, including the Model S, Model 3, Model X and Model Y.
Karaoke Song List
The songs and lyrics are provided by StingRay, the creator of karaoke apps and games for many platforms. Caraoke on Teslas is completely free to use and there are no songs to buy or download.
Mute Vocals (Microphone Icon)
By default Caraoke songs are played with vocals, but if you’d like to remove the vocals from the song, you can tap the microphone. The song will continue to play with the lyrics shown, but all vocals will be muted.
Can Caraoke be used while driving?
Yes, Caraoke is a feature that can be used while driving. Keep in mind that it will cover up some areas of your screen such as your navigation map, but your next turn will be displayed over your car visualization in the Model 3 and Model Y so that you can still follow directions.
The Caraoke screen has everything listed by category, however if you’d like to search for a specific song, you can do so by using the global music search. There isn’t a search specific to karaoke. After searching, the results will be broken down by music service and you should see a karaoke section if there are relevant matches.
Tesla's Model Y has won U.S. News 'Best Luxury Electric SUV' award. U.S. News writes "Despite the onslaught of
new competitors, the Tesla Model Y is one of the most capable and well-rounded luxury electric SUVs that you can
buy at the moment," U.S. News added, “If you’re in the market, this is an option that’s well-worth a test
The Model Y was first delivered to owners in early 2020 and was the automaker’s second mass-market vehicle after
the Model 3. The Model Y effectively expanded Tesla’s product line to include a new body style. Tesla’s Model Y
has rapidly become the company's best-selling vehicle, despite being more expensive than the Model 3. This
speaks to the prominence of the Model Y, dominating the widely-popular crossover SUV sector.
Tesla's Model Y starts at $62,990, making it much more appealing to mass markets than the Model X which starts at
$114,990. Tesla's Model X has been offered for seven years, but is still only produced for sentimental reasons,
according to CEO Elon Musk.
U.S. News highlights that, while the Model Y offers less cargo and utility room than the Model X, it still
includes many of the same tech features and comparable performance. A fully enhanced Model Y has a 0 to 60 MPH
of just 3.5 seconds while still having over 300 miles of range and a 155 MPH top speed.
It's no surprise that the Model Y was the recipient of the U.S. News ‘Best Luxury Electric SUV’ award as it
topped the list of best-selling EVs in the US in Q1 2022. In Q1 2022, U.S. EV sales were up 60% year-over-year,
demonstrating the continued shift away from internal combustion engine vehicles.
Tesla took first, second and third place with an impressive 52,051 registered units for the Model Y, and 47,682
registered units of the Model 3. These two models alone make up the bulk of the entire U.S. EV market. Tesla
also achieved third place with 9,250 registrations of the Model S and seventh place is the Tesla Model X with
4,899 registrations. Tesla remains the leader in EV sales, consistently selling a number of vehicles
unattainable to competitors.
You can add up to four buttons, but with this little trick, you can also add a fifth icon.
Add a Fifth Icon to the Tesla App
To add a fifth icon start by long-pressing the row of icons to bring up an editing screen to sort or replace
those icons with the ones you use most frequently.
Now here is where the fun starts because it will take a little manual dexterity to add the additional icon
but when you do it correctly your sense of accomplishment will out weight your initial frustration.
Here is the trick:
With your right thumb, pick up one of the available icons and drag it over the fourth icon (in the screen
above it is the Front Trunk icon), but do not release it.
While keeping your right thumb held down, use your thumb on your left hand to press on the 1st icon (in the
screen above it is the HVAC icon), and drag it to the second icon (the Defrost icon). The icon you have
brought up will move offscreen to the right into the invisible fifth spot.
Release both fingers simultaneously and VIOLA a fifth icon will magically appear.
Have fun mixing and matching your icons as your needs change. You can update the icon bar as often as needed.
Tesla used to allow users to continue to add an unlimited amount of icons, but it wasn't a great experience
so the total number of icons is now limited to five.
There are several other useful bits of information about the Tesla app that could make it more useful.
For example, you can tap the battery icon at the top of the screen to access charging information. This
brings up the same information as tapping on the Charge Quick Control icon.
If you prefer tapping the battery icon, you can remove the Charge icon from the Quick Controls area, allowing
you to free up a spot, essentially giving you an extra Quick Control slot.
Wake Up Your Vehicle Quicker
When using the app most commands are executed through the vehicle's internet connection, which requires your
vehicle to be awake.
Waiting for your vehicle to wake up could sometimes take up to a minute, but there is a way to
speed it up if you're within Bluetooth distance (around 30 feet).
Some commands are sent via Bluetooth, which allows them to be completed even if the vehicle is asleep. This
includes locking and unlocking the doors.
When completing one of these commands, your Tesla starts to turn on almost immediately.
If you're waiting for your vehicle to turn on, you can send a command to lock/unlock your vehicle and your
vehicle should wake up quicker than just waiting.
If you've added a fifth icon to your Quick Controls and use the Tesla app widget, then the widget will now
display all five icons as well.
No Need to Wait
With the introduction of the Tesla app version 4.0 last year, Tesla quietly rolled out a feature that changes
the way you use the app.
Previously, you needed to open the Tesla app, wait for your vehicle to wake up, and then you could send a
command to the car, such as using turning on the climate system or using HomeLink.
However, now you can simply open the app, tap your desired function (it'll show a spinning circle) and you
can quit the app.
Instead of the command going directly to your car, it will now be sent to Tesla. Tesla's servers will be the
ones who wait for your vehicle to wake up, and when it does, Tesla will execute the command.
If for some reason Tesla isn't able to wake up your vehicle due to a poor connection or another error, then
you'll receive a notification saying the command failed.
This makes turning on the HVAC system a much more enjoyable experience.
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