General Motors recently announced that it surpassed 1 million subscribers to its Wi-Fi-enabled data services, as provided by AT&T. Now, data plan subscribers are offered a host of the latest video content through the WarnerMedia RIDE app.
“Available now in the App Store and Google Play for all U.S. unlimited data plan subscribers, the WarnerMedia RIDE app brings a unique smartphone or tablet experience with access to video content from Bleacher Report, Cartoon Network, CNN, HBO, TBS, TNT, truTV, Warner Bros. Television as well as other WarnerMedia content,” General Motors states in a press release.
The app offers similar functionality to in-flight entertainment platforms, linking tablets and smartphones to live and on-demand entertainment options when connected to the Wi-Fi hotspot in General Motors vehicles. Looking ahead, HBO Max will be added next year via a unique premium bundle of streaming entertainment, complementing the WarnerMedia RIDE app with over 10,000 hours of content.
These new streaming content options are a great choice for any owner of a compatible General Motors vehicle looking to keep rear-seated passengers occupied, especially with the latest Rear-Seat Media system offered on GM’s all-new full-size SUVs lacking onboard DVD or Blu-Ray compatibility.
General Motors first launched 4G LTE connectivity on Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, and GMC vehicles in the U.S. and Canada in 2014. GM says that trucks and three-row SUVs like the all-new 2021 Cadillac Escalade, 2021 Chevy Tahoe, 2021 Chevy Suburban, and 2021 GMC Yukon are the most popular choices when it comes to in-vehicle Wi-Fi usage, and that the system can be used for more than just entertainment.
“In-vehicle Wi-Fi can bring new value to vehicle owners in good times and bad,” GM states, “powering streaming audio apps on a daily commute, enabling kids’ games and video calls on road trips, or servicing as a reliable link to the outside world when Mother Nature knocks out residential power.”