How to Play YouTube Music on Tesla [Available 4 Ways]

By Roger Kelly Posted on 2024-03-04 / Post for YouTube Music Tips

Tesla is known for its high performance, long-range, and advanced technology. It comes equipped with a built-in music streaming service, allowing drivers and passengers to enjoy their favorite tunes on the go. This service integrates seamlessly with popular music platforms like Spotify, Tidal, Apple Music, etc.

So, is there a YouTube Music Tesla integration? Can you play YouTube Music on Tesla Model 3/Y? Actually no. But You still can get tips to make Tesla YouTube Music work together in this tutorial. Let's read it carefully.

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Part 1. Does Tesla Have YouTube Music

Unfortunately. Tesla has no official YouTube Music app integrated into its infotainment system. Although you can play Spotify on Tesla or other music players on Tesla, you cannot directly connect YouTube Music to Tesla. But take your time. With the rapid development of Tesla, maybe it will make your dream come true as soon as possible.

But until that happens, you can try to play YouTube Music on Tesla via USB Drive, CD, Bluetooth or the TeslaMirror/TslaMirror app. We will give detailed guides of these 4 ways respectively to show you how to make Tesla YouTube Music work together. Just choose a way which is convenient for you.

Part 2. How to Play YouTube Music on Tesla via USB Drive/CD

As we talk about above, you cannot use an official way to use YouTube Music in Tesla now. Therefore, we would like to recommend a tool, AudFree Audio Capture, to help get local YouTube Music audio files. Then, you are able to transfer the local files to a USB drive or burn them to a CD for playing on Tesla.

What is AudFree Audio Capture

It is an audio recorder that can capture sounds from Windows and Mac. Besides, it allows to modify the audio formats and edit the captured files on the app. You can use the provided software or add your own app to find your wanted audio. In other words, you will get uncountable audio including YouTube Music songs locally by using this AudFree tool.

What formats you can personalize for the capturing audio? The key factors are output format, channel, sample rate, bit rate, and codec. For the output format, there are MP3, WAV, FLAC, M4A, AAC, AIFF, OGG, MKA, AC3, AU, APE, M4B, etc. Set one that is supported on your Tesla. Additionally, you can split and trim the captured audio and modify its original information after capturing it successfully.

AudFree Audio Capture

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  • Record audio from Mac and Windows
  • Capture multiple audio at the same time
  • Convert YouTube Music songs to MP3, WAV, etc.
  • Support modifying original info and editing the records

Now, let's learn how to use AudFree Audio Capture to get local files from YouTube Music. Then, you can easily import them to a USB drive or CD for playing on Tesla.

How to Capture YouTube Music for Tesla via AudFree Audio Capture

Step 1Launch AudFree Audio Capture
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First, download and launch the AudFree Audio Capture on your Windows or Mac. Then, click the "Select/Add an App" area to add the target program you want to record audio from YouTube Music.
Step 2Modify YouTube Music song formats
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Select the "Format" section at the bottom line and then modify the formats for your YouTube Music songs. Tesla vehicles typically support various music formats, including but not limited to MP3, AAC, FLAC, and WAV. For your car, we advise you to check the Tesla official website or the latest vehicle manual for the most accurate information. Then choose the quality and head to reset audio channel, etc. Then click "Create and apply".
Step 3Capture YouTube Music for Tesla
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Now, on the AudFree main interface, you should click software in the app list and hit the 'Start' button to go to YouTube Music via the target program. Then start to play your preferred YouTube Music songs. The AudFree will automatically capture them.
Step 4Edit YouTube Music captured tracks
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When the program ends the capturing process, you can select the "Trim" option to spit or trim the captured tracks. Then, "Save" them on your PC. On the "History" > "Search" button, you can locate them quickly on your computer's local folder.

How to Import Captured YouTube Music to a USB Drive or CD

Way 1. Play YouTube Music on Tesla Model 3/Y via USB Drive

Step 1. Insert your USB drive into your computer's USB port.

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Step 2. On your computer, navigate to the folder where your YouTube Music downloads are stored.

Step 3. Select the music files you want to transfer to the USB drive. Right-click on the selected files and choose "Copy" from the menu.

Step 4. Open the window for your USB drive, right-click inside the window, and choose "Paste" to copy the music files onto the USB drive.

Step 5. Once the transfer is complete, safely eject the USB drive from your computer. Next, insert the USB drive into your Tesla USB port. Use your car's audio system interface to navigate to the USB drive and access the transferred music files. Then, you are able to play YouTube Music in Tesla easily.

insert usb drive into tesla usb port for playing youtube music

See also: How to Download Music from YouTube to USB

Way 2. Play YouTube Music on Tesla Model 3/Y via CD Player

First, please note that MP3 is a commonly supported format for burning to CD. So, you'd better convert YouTube Music to MP3 when you use AudFree Audio Capture to get YouTube Music files.

Step 1. Insert a blank writable CD into your computer's CD/DVD drive.

Step 2. Use CD-burning software on your computer (such as Windows Media Player, iTunes, or Nero) to create a new audio CD project.

Step 3. Add the converted YouTube Music files to the project. You should select "Organize" > "Manage libraries" > "Music" > "Add".

add youtube music to wmp

Step 4. Then, on the right side, click "Burn" to burn YouTube Music downloads to CD. Make sure to select the "Audio CD" option if prompted.

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Step 5. Once the CD is burned, eject it from your computer and insert it into the CD player in your Tesla. Then, you can play YouTube Music in Tesla.

See also: How to Burn YouTube Music to CD

Part 3. How to Stream YouTube Music on Tesla via Bluetooth

If you use the YouTube Music app on your phone, you can use the Bluetooth function to connect YouTube Music to Tesla for listening to music. Here are the general steps.

Step 1. Turn on "Bluetooth" on your mobile device first.

enable phone bluetooth

Step 2. On your Tesla's infotainment system, navigate to "Settings" > "Bluetooth" > "Add New Device +" > "Start Search".

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Step 3. Find your phone's Bluetooth and connect to it.

connect phone to tesla via bluetooth

Step 4. Next, open the YouTube Music app on your mobile device. Search for the music or playlist you want to play and start playing.

Part 4. How to Cast YouTube Music on Tesla with TeslaMirror/TslaMirror

The TeslaMirror/TslaMirror app allows you to play YouTube Music in Tesla's infotainment system. It's a third-party app that isn't officially supported by Tesla, but it's generally considered safe to use. On Android, it is called TeslaMirror. On iOS, it is called TslaMirror.

Step 1. Download and install the TeslaMirror/TslaMirror app on your mobile device from the app store (Google Play Store for Android or App Store for iOS).

download teslamirror on app store

Step 2. Ensure that your mobile device and Tesla are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. Open the TeslaMirror/TslaMirror app on your mobile device.

Step 3. For Android users, on your Tesla's screen, please tap the "Apps" button and then select "TeslaMirror" > "Mirroring"/"Screen Mirror".

play youtube music in tesla via teslamirror android

For iOS users, switch on the "Bluetooth" settings on your phone and then connect to your car. Then, go to the TslaMirror app and tap the "Start Mirroring" button.

play youtube music in tesla via tslamirror ios

Step 4. Then, navigate to the YouTube Music app on your mobile device and start playing the music or playlist you want to cast. You can control playback using the YouTube Music app on your mobile device. Any changes you make will be mirrored on your Tesla's display.

Part 5. FAQs about YouTube Music Tesla

Q1: What Music App Works in Tesla Not Like YouTube Music?

A: Music streaming services like Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, Slacker, TuneIn, etc. can work in Tesla directly.

Q2: When Is YouTube Music Coming to Tesla?

A: It still is an unknown question. There is no official announcement regarding Tesla YouTube Music integration. However, you now can try other ways like using AudFree Audio Capture to play YouTube Music on Tesla Model 3/Y.

Q3: Does Tesla Have Apple CarPlay?

A: No, Tesla does not support Apple CarPlay. It has its own infotainment system which is similar to Apple CarPlay.

Part 6. Summary

There are four 100% working ways to help play YouTube Music in Tesla even though you can't get YouTube Music Tesla integration. If you plan to listen to YouTube Music offline on Tesla, we suggest you use AudFree Audio Capture to save YouTube Music files locally. Then you can transfer the local files to a USB Drive as well as a CD for enjoying YouTube Music on Tesla without the Internet.

Roger Kelly

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Roger Kelly has been dedicated in content creation about music streaming services and technology for over 6 years. He is an expert and computer geek to provide fixes and tips about various recorders and Amazon Music.

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