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How to Use Apple Music With Waze

Tuesday May 31, 2022 4:19 pm PDT by
Community-driven GPS navigation app Waze recently gained support for Apple Music integration, making it easier and safer for Waze users to enjoy the ‌Apple Music‌ catalog from within the Waze app while traveling. This article explains how to set up the feature. Waze is a popular Google-owned maps app that is unlike many other maps apps because it uses user-submitted travel times and...

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Apple Music Now Available via Waze

Tuesday May 24, 2022 8:34 am PDT by
Apple Music is now available directly within Google-owned Waze, offering Waze users easier and safer access to enjoy the ‌Apple Music‌ catalog as they commute from within the Waze app on iOS. Google announced the new integration in a blog post, saying "with a direct connection between the apps, you can now access ‌Apple Music‌ content directly from the Waze Audio Player." Users should make...
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Waze App for iOS Gains Audible Streaming Integration

Thursday February 11, 2021 1:21 am PST by
Google-owned mapping app Waze has been updated with support for Audible audiobook streaming, according to a press release on the Audible website. The integration with Waze means drivers with an Audible membership can access its catalog of more than 600,000 Audible Originals, audiobooks, podcasts, and other audio programs. "We are very excited to kick off 2021 by welcoming Audible into the...
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Apple Maps Adds Waze-Like Features in iOS 14.5 for Crowdsourcing Accidents, Speed Traps and Hazards

Tuesday February 9, 2021 2:32 pm PST by
The iOS 14.5 beta, available to developers and public beta testers, adds a new Apple Maps feature that lets you report accidents, hazards, and speed checks along your route when getting directions. When you input an address, select a route, and then choose "Go," Siri lets you know that you can report accidents or hazards that you see along the way. If you swipe up on the ‌Apple Maps‌...
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Waze Integration With CarPlay Dashboard Goes Live

Sunday December 6, 2020 2:29 pm PST by
After a period of beta testing, Waze is now able to directly integrate with Apple CarPlay's multiscreen dashboard, as noted by users of the navigation app on the MacRumors forums. In addition to CarPlay Dashboard support, the update appears to introduce in-app lane guidance for the first time. @9to5mac @MacRumors @waze Waze dashboard is here!!!!! pic.twitter.com/gvuaaTSJRG— Camilo Díaz ...
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Waze Integration With CarPlay Dashboard in Beta Testing

Monday November 23, 2020 6:59 am PST by
Waze will soon integrate with Apple CarPlay's multiscreen dashboard, according to beta testers on the MacRumors forums. Image via The Verge Although it has not yet been officially announced, the feature already appears to be in beta testing, and according to The Verge, also comes alongside in-app lane guidance for the first time. Waze, which is owned by Google, refused to comment to The...
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Waze Now Lets Users Send Directions From Desktop to Mobile App

Wednesday September 9, 2020 3:59 am PDT by
Google-owned navigation app Waze now lets users send directions from the Waze website straight to the mobile app, thanks to an update announced this week. The change means Waze users can now plan and view their journey on a bigger screen via the Waze Live Map, which features real-time traffic information, and then send the details from the desktop to the Waze app on their iPhone. To use...
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Waze Rolling Out Railroad Crossing Alerts to More Countries

Wednesday August 12, 2020 7:11 am PDT by
Google-owned navigation app Waze today announced that it is expanding railroad crossing alerts to additional countries, including the United Kingdom, Italy, Israel, Brazil, Mexico, and others, according to The Verge. The safety feature quietly launched in the United States, Canada, and Belgium earlier this year. Enabled by default, the alerts pop up in the Waze app when a driver is...
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Waze App for iOS Gains Pandora Music Streaming Support

Monday May 13, 2019 3:28 am PDT by
Google-owned mapping app Waze has been updated with support for Pandora music streaming, as revealed in a blog post on the Pandora website. The update means Pandora listeners on both iOS and Android can stream songs directly from within the Waze app using its embedded audio player, allowing drivers to navigate and listen to their music without leaving the app. The integration also works...

Waze App for iOS Gains Siri Shortcuts Support

Tuesday February 12, 2019 10:06 am PST by
Google-owned mapping app Waze was today updated with support for the Siri Shortcuts feature that Apple introduced in iOS 12. With ‌Siri‌ Shortcuts in Waze, you can record shortcuts for your drive home, drive to work, favorite locations, and more, all of which can be activated with a simple ‌Siri‌ voice command. Waze is a popular Apple Maps alternative on iOS devices as it is known for its ...
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Waze Rolling Out Support for Separate Carpool App Nationwide

Wednesday October 10, 2018 8:38 am PDT by
Navigation app Waze today announced the nationwide rollout of Waze Carpool [Direct Link], a separate app that is specifically dedicated to allowing users to pick up rides with other passengers on the same route. Waze Carpool launched as a test in the Bay Area in 2016 and slowly expanded to additional states throughout the years, but this marks the first wide availability of the service (via The...

Waze for iOS Updated With CarPlay Support

Monday September 24, 2018 11:12 am PDT by
Popular Google-owned mapping app Waze was today updated with support for CarPlay on devices running iOS 12. The iOS 12 update allows third-party mapping apps to be used with CarPlay for the first time, providing an alternative to the built-in Apple Maps app. With CarPlay support, iPhone users who prefer to use Waze for mapping purposes can do so through the CarPlay interface, something that...
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Waze Launches on Ford's SYNC 3 Infotainment Systems Through iOS AppLink

Thursday May 17, 2018 7:37 am PDT by
At CES in January, Ford discussed a new partnership with crowdsource navigation app Waze that aimed to bring Waze onto the touch screen of SYNC 3 vehicles through Ford's AppLink. That partnership has been fully realized today with Waze users worldwide now able to connect their iPhones to AppLink via USB and mirror Waze on their infotainment system. This allows drivers to access their...
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CES 2018: SYNC 3-Enabled Ford Vehicles Gaining Waze Support Through iOS AppLink

Thursday January 11, 2018 4:09 am PST by
This week at CES, Ford provided new details about a partnership with navigation app Waze, which will bring Waze's GPS directions onto the touch screen of SYNC 3 vehicles when connected via USB to an iPhone. Powered by Ford AppLink, the feature will let users operate Waze "completely through a vehicle's touch screen," as well as allow for voice control. As long as the Ford vehicle includes a...
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Waze Becomes First Navigation App to Support Carpool Lanes

Wednesday November 29, 2017 5:29 am PST by
Waze today announced it is rolling out three new features in its popular crowdsourced navigation app for iOS and Android, the most notable of which is support for high occupancy vehicle lanes, also known as carpool lanes. Image via TechCrunch If you are driving with at least one passenger, or have a hybrid or electric vehicle with a special permit, Waze will now take carpool lanes on highways ...
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Google App Now Lets You Get Directions With Apple Maps or Waze

Tuesday October 17, 2017 5:15 am PDT by
Google's official search app for iOS has been updated this week with more navigation options in the United States and other countries. In addition to Google Maps, you can now use Apple Maps or Waze for navigation when searching for places and addresses in the Google app. When you search for an address and tap the navigation button, a menu opens with the three options for directions:...
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Waze Update for iOS Lets You Easily Control Spotify From Within Navigation App

Monday September 18, 2017 2:00 am PDT by
Waze and Spotify today announced that an update previously launched on Android smartphones is now making its way to iOS devices, bringing Spotify music playback controls right into Waze's crowd-sourced navigation app. Conversely, you'll also be able to start Waze's GPS navigation from within the Spotify iOS app. As long as the two apps are installed and you agree to link both accounts...

Waze Debuts New Feature for Recording Custom Voice Directions

Monday July 10, 2017 4:29 pm PDT by
Mapping app Waze was today updated with a new Voice Recorder feature, allowing users to record their own voice prompts to enable custom directions in a user's own voice. The Voice Recorder option debuted on Android devices in May, but has now expanded to iOS devices. Recorded voice prompts can be shared with family, friends, and fans, meaning celebrities can also record and then share Waze...
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Waze Introduces 'Planned Drives' Scheduling Based on Live Traffic Conditions

Wednesday March 16, 2016 7:17 am PDT by
Waze, the largest community-based traffic and navigation app on iPhone and iPad, has been updated today with a new "Planned Drives" feature that enables users to schedule an upcoming drive and receive a reminder to leave on time. Estimated drive times are updated based on live traffic conditions in the area. Now you’ll always know when to go! Enter the time and date you need to arrive and...