Most Useful Websites To Use With Your Tesla Browser

What are the best websites you can visit with your Tesla browser? 

Netflix is one of the best website apps to use with a Tesla browser. It is a great way to pass the time when charging your car at a charging station. When self-driving cars get approval for general use, people can enjoy a great movie or TV show instead of stressing about traffic. 

I put together some great features that come standard with the Tesla browser. It covers whether or not you can browse the internet in a Tesla, how to watch Netflix, how to make the browser full screen, and other interesting features. Continue reading to find out answers to some of the questions you might have about the Tesla browser. 

Can You Browse the Internet in a Tesla?

Tesla added the web-surfing function to its infotainment systems. A mobile phone is great, but sometimes it’s better to view a website on a much bigger screen. The Tesla touchscreen has made it possible to enjoy browsing on a bigger screen while in the electric car. 

It’s possible to browse the internet using the Tesla, but only when the vehicle is in park. You can enter a search term or a URL into the address bar to open a website, just like a browser on a mobile device. It’s also possible to bookmark a website you use frequently. 

The Tesla Chromium is an open-source browser that Google developed. It forms the basis of Google Chrome mobile and desktop applications. 

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Tesla has made waves in the automotive industry by producing an innovative, affordable, all-electric car that performed well in the marketplace. But driving a futuristic car isn’t the only thing Tesla offers and among the host of entertaining stuff you can do, you can browse websites while in Tesla. Photo by Malte Helmhold on Unsplash

How Do You Watch Netflix While Driving a Tesla?

You cannot watch Netflix while driving your Tesla. However, you’re allowed to park and stream your favorite shows and movies on Tesla’s massive touchscreen dashboard display. It’s a safety measure to ensure the company does not unintentionally create disastrous situations for drivers. 

Watching a show while driving along the highway is an exciting feature of a self-driving car. However, like the extensive collection of video games available on Tesla, Netflix is set for use only when the car is idle, in park, or while at the charging station. 

The temptation to play games or watch Netflix would be highly distracting for many drivers. However, according to Elon Musk, streaming while the car is driving will only be possible once regulators approve full self-driving. Therefore, for now, it’s wise to adjust to watching movies only while the Tesla is parked. 

What Is EVE for Tesla?

EVE for Tesla is a dashboard experience mainly designed to provide a great experience when using the 17-inch touchscreen. 

The screen is available in: 

  • Tesla Model 3 
  • Tesla Model S 
  • Tesla Model X 

You get access to a suite of tools as well as apps at the touch of a finger. It enhances your leisure, daily commute, vacation, and business travel. 

EVE uses the car’s built-in web browser. To use EVE for Tesla:

  1. Open the Tesla browser. 
  2. Go to Tesla apps
  3. The first time you’ll be asked to log in, you’re directly taken to your dashboard. 

The platform’s design allows Tesla owners to enjoy many benefits, including: 

  • Continual updates 
  • New systems 
  • Features upgrades 
  • Access to new apps before they’re available 

All these features are made possible without the need to update the car’s hardware or software. 

How Do I Make My Tesla Browser Full Screen?

Being able to browse on a Tesla is a pretty exciting feature, but it’s not entirely a full screen. You only get to view ⅔ of the screen that it covers. That can be a little annoying since you want to enjoy a full-screen experience. 

The following steps will help when you want to view your Tesla browser full screen: 

  • Open YouTube. Click the YouTube icon after opening the Tesla Theater app. It brings a full-screen webpage. However, you won’t have an address bar to visit the sites you want. 
  • Manage your account. Sign in to your Google account if you haven’t. Click your account icon to get menu options and select “Manage your Google Account.” 
  • Browse the full screen. After landing on the Google Account page, you can access the “9 dots” icon on the top right of the screen. That allows you to access all Google apps. Selecting the Google search app will enable you to search for any website you choose and enjoy it with the entire screen. 

How Can You Optimize Your Tesla Browser?

There are a few great features that you can achieve with your Tesla browser. The following are ways you can optimize your browser in order to have a great experience:

  • Ensure compatibility for 1920 x 1200 resolution at 17 inches (43 cm); otherwise, you can’t cover displays that come with the Model S and Model X displays. Tesla Model S uses a 17-inch (43 cm) vertically-oriented display. The resolution is 1920 x 1200, and you need to ensure the website is compatible with all that. 
  • Pay attention to the desktop CSS. The Tesla in-car web browser (for Model S, 3, X, and Y) serves the desktop version of web pages and not the mobile version. You can easily switch from mobile to desktop. 
  • Ensure tap targets are sized appropriately. Your site needs to be optimized for the Chromium web browser and dialed in for human hands. Ensure the buttons aren’t too small to be tapped without the use of a mouse. 
  • Ensure compatibility for 1920 x 1080 resolution at 15 inches (38 cm). This aspect is essential when it comes to covering Model 3 and Y center screens. The 15-inch (38 cm) screen serves as the main control panel, as well as the web browser’s interface. The resolution is 1920 × 1080. That’s not hard to optimize since it’s a standard web resolution. 

List of Cool Apps You Can Use With a Tesla Browser

Web Browser AppFeature
Teslapage.comWeather, news, stock price & other news
Waze for Tesla IncidentsDisplays all traffic incidents reported to Waze
Teslaapps.netList of additional free & premium apps 
Plugshare for TeslaList of nearby charging stations
Motherfrunker Web AppMaps, games, & more

Here’s a great video that goes into more detail about a few of the great website apps to use with a Tesla Browser:

Final Thoughts

Self-driving cars are the way of the future. Teslas have brought our society one step closer to that reality. Tesla browsers have improved the overall driving experience for many owners and will only improve as technology continues to advance. 


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