Who doesn't love to listen to music or playlists while driving? The open road and a great playlist make perfect mating, but it can be quite challenging if you try to navigate at the same time. Therefore, Wazes' built-in audio controls for compatible apps like Spotify and Pandora are so useful, so you can always watch the map and the road ahead.
This feature started on Android 2017 and at First it was only compatible with Spotify. Now it is also available for iOS, and a total of eight apps support Wazes audio controls with more safe to come. No matter which app or application you choose to use in Waze, whether it be music, podcasts, radio stations or news, installing is a relatively simple process. All you need is to have both Waze and the audio apps you want to use installed, and be logged in to the audio apps.
Setting up compatible audio programs within Waze is easy. First, start Waze and then tap the pink music icon on the map. If you do not see it on the screen, press the crosshairs button to jump to your current location, and it should be displayed from the screen. If you still don't see it, tap the "Search" icon, turn on the cog to open The settings either tap on "Voice and Sound" or "Audio Player" and make sure "Show Audio Player
After losing the Music icon, all compatible apps like are installed on your device shown in the upper tray Do not see the app you want Press "Settings." You will see a list of the apps you have installed under Audio Player Apps plus all compatible apps that are not installed under More apps Alternatively, you can access these options in the "Audio player" section of your main settings.
The following list of apps is compatible with this Waze integration.
If youwatches your app under Audio player apps make sure it is switched to (green). If you see an app you want to connect to Waze that you don't have yet, tap "Install" next to it and Waze redirects you to either the iOS App Store or the Google Play Store where you can download the app. After installation, the app must already be switched in Waze.
Let's say you wanted to connect Spotify. First press "Spotify" from the audio player bay at the top. Your phone will then redirect you to the Spotify app. If you are using an iPhone, you must first grant permission by pressing "Open" in the pop-up window.
If not logged in, Spotify asks you about it. Next, Spotify will present you with a list of permissions Waze needs access to. Review them and then press "Agree" to continue. Then you should be redirected back to Waze.
Once in Waze you see a final popup informing you of the data that will be shared between Spotify and Waze to complete the connection. If you are ready to do so, tap "Accept". Once you have done Spotify, you may or may not start playing a song immediately, but somehow you will see the new built-in controls in the audio player bay.
The setting is similar to all supported apps. While specific permissions and menus vary, you can count on the general instructions to follow our Spotify example. To ensure a smoothest connection, log into the audio app before connecting via Waze.
To start using the audio player bay, if sound does not start playing immediately, may need to open the audio app directly to start something and then return to Waze. The audio player in Waze will change slightly depending on the app you usually use.
For example, Spotify contains a plus button (+) that you can use to add tracks to your library, while Pandora contains similar and dislike buttons you would find in their app. If you have paused music for a long time in Spotify, you can see a "Resume" button instead of the default controls, while Pandora still displays the play button.
Most of the time, however, players are the same. Let's run through the functions:
- There are buttons to play / pause and jump forward / backward.
- "View list" contains all playlists that you can access in the audio app.
- "Open [App Name]" will start the audio app.
- "Audio app," on the right, takes you back to the original audio player bay so you can switch programs.
- The white arrow button pushes the audio player bay.
When you hide the audio player tray, its quick access button becomes the icon of which audio app you are using. Touch the open audio program's in-Waze player again.
That's all there is . You can use the above menus to switch in and out of different apps before you start with Waze so you can be sure your trips are never boring. Run safe!