Rivian R1S and R1T Gets YouTube and Google Cast With New Update

The Rivian R1S and R1T owners will soon be able to transform their electric vehicles into mobile entertainment hubs after the upcoming software update

Rivian has confirmed that a forthcoming update will introduce a native YouTube app, allowing users to enjoy their favorite videos directly on the vehicle’s 15-inch touchscreen.

Rivian R1S and R1T Gets YouTube and Google Cast With New Update

According to this post, Rivian is also integrating Google Cast functionality, essentially turning each R1S and R1T into a rolling Chromecast. This powerful feature lets you directly cast content from a wide range of compatible smartphone apps onto the vehicle’s display. Imagine streaming your favorite shows on Disney+, or Max while relaxing in your Rivian, all without the need for additional hardware. Unfortunately, Netflix is excluded from the casting update.

How to connect Rivian R1S and R1T to cast

The process is simple: connect your smartphone or tablet to the car’s Wi-Fi hotspot, open your chosen cast-compatible app, select “Rivian” from the list of available devices, and start streaming. Your mobile device becomes a remote, giving you complete control over your entertainment experience.

Rivian hasn’t specified an exact release date for the update, stating only that it will be available “in the coming months.”

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