How to play videos on your Tesla screen using Filekiwi.
Now, after parking in a safe location, ensure that both the device and the car are connected to the internet.
Filekiwi is a shared folder service that exists on the web.
This service is not exclusively for Tesla; it's a universal service that can be used on any device with a smart TV, smartphone, or internet web browser. Create a Webfolder and it will have a unique URL, which can be shared with multiple devices and people. Anyone with access to the Webfolder can upload files, which are updated in real-time. Real-time here means truly real-time. Even during the upload, the recipient can start downloading. Going further, for mp4 videos, the recipient can start playing them as soon as the upload begins. It can essentially be considered streaming. Tesla video playback will use this feature.
There is no file size limit when uploading. Files are encrypted from the moment of upload and stored on the server, making them unrecognizable to anyone. The server administrator cannot access the original content. Only those who know the entire Webfolder address can restore to the original. End-to-End Encryption (P2P)
The Webfolder address is very long as it includes an encryption key. We use a short address for this purpose.
The short link exists only for a brief period, so please proceed to the next step immediately.
You will be able to see files added to the Webfolder list. Now playback is possible, but not in full screen.
This fullscreen button is displayed only on Tesla. Pressing it will switch to fullscreen and suddenly show the YouTube page.
*Do you see a YouTube page like the one below?
This is probably the strangest step... It's a workaround people have discovered in a situation where Tesla does not officially offer a full-screen option. Switch to another page after launching the YouTube app that allows full screen.
Now, click [Go to Site]. Then you will be redirected to the original Webfolder. Of course, in full screen mode.
*Is the Webfolder displayed in full screen?
If you tap on the video title in the list, the playback screen will appear. Finally, the play button is visible.
*Is the play button displayed as above? Has playback started when you pressed the play button?
If you can't see the play button, the video file may not be playable. Some .mp4 files may not be supported for browser playback.
The video will play in full screen.
Tip 1 - If you bookmark the same Webfolder on Tesla, add it to the home screen on your phone, and bookmark it on your laptop, you can upload directly without needing to connect every time.