Tesla Expands Disney+ to Canada with 2022.12.1 Software Update

Image: Akashdeep S.G. via Facebook

With its 2022.12.1 software update that started rolling out on Friday, Tesla has launched Disney+ support for its electric vehicles (EVs) in Canada — reports Tesla North.

Disney+ has been available to Tesla owners in the U.S. since July 2021, when it was introduced in the 2021.24 software update. Back in December, Tesla CEO Elon Musk confirmed that Disney+ would be restricted to the U.S. for the time being, clarifying that the decision wasn’t theirs to make.

Even Canadian Tesla owners didn’t get the feature, despite Disney+ itself being available in the country since 2019. That has changed with this week’s update, though.

Model Y owner Akashdeep S.G. from Kitchener, Ontario, said on Facebook that 2022.12.1 expanded Disney+ to Canada, as outlined in a screenshot he shared of the release notes.

Software update 2022.12.1 also brings new bottom bar customizations, expanded child lock features, mobile app controls for Dog Mode and Camp Mode, and Turkish.

Earlier this week, the 2022.12 software update rolled out and brought Disney+ support to Australia. In Canada, Disney+ costs $11.99/month and $119.99/year.

Tesla owners in Canada can now direct access Disney+ and will no longer have to use the “open YouTube and search for the Disney+ website” workaround to access the streaming service. The workaround will still come in handy for other streaming platforms like Crave and Prime Video, though.

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