Waze today announced that users can access Apple Music content directly from the app’s built-in audio player via a new integration. The integration will allow users to more easily pause, play and switch between songs while navigating to their destination without having to open the Apple Music app. To take advantage of the integration, users need to open the Waze app, tap the music note icon to select Apple Music as the audio app, then start listening to content directly in Waze.
It’s been over a year since Waze launched its audio player to safely stream music, podcasts, audiobooks, news and more while guiding drivers to their destinations. Since launching the audio player, Waze has introduced integrations with multiple audio partners, including Audible, Deezer, NPR, iHeartRadio, Pandora, YouTube Music, and Amazon Music. Waze’s integration with Apple Music comes several years after it launched an integration with Spotify.
“For years, Waze has partnered with audio services to bring you the best, safest and most fun driving experience,” Waze said in a blog post about the announcement. “With a direct connection between apps, you can now access Apple Music content directly from the Waze audio player. Enjoy over 90 million songs, tens of thousands of curated playlists, Apple Music Radio and more We’re thrilled to partner with Apple Music to bring Apple Music subscribers their tunes while driving with Waze on iPhone.
Waze says the new integration with Apple Music will enable a seamless and fun experience for users. The new integration is available to users starting today.