The information comes from where else but the Twitter account of Tesla CEO Elon Musk. He announced the feature in two connected tweets on Saturday.
"Ability to stream YouTube & Netflix when car is stopped coming to your Tesla soon! Has an amazingly immersive, cinematic feel due to the comfy seats & surround sound audio.
When full self-driving is approved by regulators, we will enable video while moving"
Any concerns for distracted driving are squashed immediately. The video programs will only function when the vehicle is stopped. But should everything go their way, it will also be allowed during full self-driving technology is implemented and given approval.
The company is already working hard at full autonomy with their vehicles. Their estimated goal is to have the feature production-ready by the end of next year. Such success will depend strongly on current legislation and regarding the topic.
It's interesting to note that they also announced plans for official video game support a good two months sooner than video support. Priorities, we suppose.