What you need to know
- Popular screencasting app Replica has been updated to add support for Tesla cars.
- Users can cast their iPhone and iPad screens onto Tesla displays using the built-in web browser.
The popular screencasting app Replica has been updated to add support for Tesla's in-car displays, allowing people to throw their iPhone and iPad screens onto their dashboard. Tesla cars join a host of other target devices including Amazon Fire TV sticks, PlayStations, and anything with a modern web browser built in.
The addition of Tesla support means that drivers can now put their iPhone and iPad screens onto their car's display, perfect for sharing photos, watching videos, and more — although DRM content might not work for obvious reasons, unfortunately.
The Replica App Store page says that users can look forward to a simple two-step setup process as well as low latency streaming and HD quality content.
Here's how it works:
- DOWNLOAD Replica on your iOS device from the App Store
- CONNECT to your Cast TV Device or TV with Cast TV built-in
- START MIRROR to duplicate your screen
- ENJOY your favorite apps & movies on your TV!
You should of course make sure that you're parked before doing any of this, but being able to put pictures and videos onto the in-car display straight from your phone could be cool for a variety of reasons and now it's a case of downloading an app.
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