Tesla Hides Disney+ App Following Elon Musk's Spat With Bob Iger


By no means underestimate Elon Musk’s means to be very, very mad. 

In a moderately controversial transfer, Tesla’s newest vacation replace has seemingly eliminated the shortcut to launch the in-car Disney+ app from some autos following Musk’s current public spat with Disney CEO Bob Iger

The information was first reported on social media earlier immediately, together with accounts like Tesla Software program Replace on X. Affected homeowners discovered that the app was lacking from the Tesla Theater after putting in the most recent automobile replace which additionally contains various further NHTSA-backed safeguards for Tesla’s Degree 2 driver help system, Autopilot.

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Quite a few customers on X have confirmed that they’re lacking the shortcut following the set up of this 12 months’s Vacation replace (which continues to be rolling out to autos throughout the nation.) Affected homeowners now not see the Disney+ app which could be launched from the automobile’s Theater app by the driving force solely when a automobile is parked.

Not all homeowners are lacking the app, nevertheless. It seems that solely those that haven’t launched the Disney+ app beforehand are literally lacking the shortcut within the Tesla theater.

It might additionally seem that the app itself is not deleted from the automobile, however is as a substitute hidden from the Theater. House owners rapidly discovered that the app shortcut would re-appear in the event that they have been to navigate to the Disney+ streaming website within the in-car browser.


This has raised an eyebrow from some who’ve questioned if the elimination of the app shortcut is a bug, or if it was an intentional transfer following the general public “go eff your self” second the place Musk particularly known as out Iger for dropping promoting on X, which Musk at present owns, amid issues about rising hate speech on the platform

Fellow EV-centric publication Electrek claims the transfer was intentional and cites an unnamed supply who says that Tesla gave Disney a heads-up that its app can be faraway from Tesla autos as early as final week.

Reportedly, Tesla modified its thoughts from fully eradicating the app for all homeowners to solely eradicating the app for homeowners who haven’t launched it beforehand. Once more, it isn’t clear if this was an intentional elimination, or if it is a bug. Tesla will not be reachable to substantiate this, because it famously dissolved the corporate’s PR division in late 2019.

If the elimination of the app from Tesla’s autos has a hyperlink to the Musk and Iger dispute, the transfer actually does not look nice for Tesla’s model picture. For starters, its CEO already performs a significant position in a minimum of six different corporations—CEO of SpaceX, proprietor and CTO of X, founding father of xAI, founding father of The Boring Firm, co-founder of Neuralink, and president of the Musk Basis.

Now with a possible hyperlink between certainly one of Musk’s private corporations and the publicly traded automaker, shareholders might look to Tesla’s board for solutions on whether or not or not this constitutes a battle of curiosity.


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