BMW Theater Screen supersizes rear seat entertainment at CES

In addition to color-modifying paint technological know-how, BMW unveiled a new notion for rear motor vehicle leisure at CES. Say howdy to the BMW Theater Display screen.

The “Theater Screen” is a 31-inch 8K ultra-broad show that those people in the backseat can enjoy flicks or Television set on. BMW suggests the strategy is to offer a cinema-like knowledge with the extremely-broad screen, as the display is in 32:9 structure. This isn’t just a thought both, as BMW seems to be absolutely onboard for bringing such a monitor into its production cars.

The monitor extends out of the headliner by way of a rotary motion (see video clip over), and the images exhibit it stretching from a person headrest to the other. You’ll be ready to adjust the angle of the display screen to in shape your angle of recline. BMW claims it’s partnering with Amazon, so you should assume the display to function like a Fireplace Tv set. All the details aren’t completely crunched out still, but BMW guarantees the exact same functionality as you could expect from a residence Fire Television set. You’ll be able to handle the screen via contact procedure or by means of touch pads that BMW will integrate into the rear doorways. If the information you are observing doesn’t fit the structure, BMW says you can choose to in good shape it to the display screen or zoom and trim.

To complement the theater-like exhibit, BMW is pairing the display with its new Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Encompass Sound method. The unfurling of the display is intended to be an party alone, as Hollywood composer Hans Zimmer developed the appears it makes as it is folding out. At the time it is in area, the roller blinds will have concluded their journey up, and the ambient lighting in the rear is dimmed. BMW does not say if the huge screen will be paired with a digital rearview mirror, but it appears like it might be important provided the placement of the monitor in the driver’s rear vision. We’re also unsure which BMW automobiles the Theater Display screen will launch on, but we’ll be intrigued to give it a whirl when it’s rolled out. And if you’re concerned about streaming 8K over a information relationship (we would be as well), BMW claims that it will pair the monitor with 5G connectivity.


Beyond the significant display, BMW also declared a new “Digital Art Mode” for its iDrive infotainment method. Coming to BMW autos in 2022, Electronic Artwork Manner will allow for you to established your infotainment into distinct art themes. Developed by Cao Fei, a Chinese multimedia artist, the themes influence screens in the automobile and the temper lighting that accompany them.

BMW does not say every single distinct vehicle that will get the choice, but the photographs recommend that it is an iDrive 8 function, as it’s demoed in the BMW iX. The 2023 iX M60, also exposed at CES, will be the initial BMW to get it, and other types will get it later in 2022.

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