Amazon’s streaming service, Prime Video, has made its debut as an app within the Polestar 2, representing the latest enhancement to the vehicle’s operating system (OS).
In an announcement shared on Wednesday, Prime Video’s official launch within the Polestar 2 was revealed, granting Polestar 2 owners the ability to access Prime Video while stationary or during the charging process. This integration adds to a growing list of applications now accessible through the vehicle’s OS. Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath expressed his satisfaction, stating, “The successful launch and integration of Android Automotive OS in Polestar 2 has proven that we can leverage the best navigation and voice control in the business to make life with a Polestar easier.” He continued, “The Google Play Store has also gained a rich variety of apps that offer interactivity and entertainment, from playing games to streaming series.”
The Polestar 2 originally launched with the Google Android Automotive OS, which remains the same software utilized in the brand’s cars today. In June, the Polestar 2 welcomed YouTube to its infotainment system, joining a roster of apps including Waze, EasyPark, A Better Route Planner, Range Assistant, Journey Log, and the company’s proprietary Performance app.
Furthermore, the Polestar 2 incorporates the Vivaldi web browser, highlighting its versatility in accessing various entertainment services not yet supported by the OS.
In recent developments, Polestar celebrated reaching a significant production milestone of 150,000 Polestar 2 units since the vehicle’s inception in 2020. Aligning with a broader industry trend, Polestar has unveiled plans to adopt charging plugs adhering to Tesla’s North American Charging Standard (NACS). This transition is slated to commence next spring when Polestar begins outfitting its vehicles with the compatible charging plug. Additionally, Polestar is on the brink of initiating production at a new facility in South Carolina next year, where the highly anticipated Polestar 3 SUV is set to make its debut. This facility is poised to serve as Polestar’s second manufacturing hub outside of its primary production facility in China.