Using your phone to navigate and play music while driving are both common activities, but each app requires your full attention. It's distracting, dangerous, and in many states it's illegal to have a phone with you when you're behind the wheel.
To save you the trouble of switching apps to just change your music, Google has added a new feature that gives your music directly in Google Maps navigation mode.
The new feature, available for Android and iOS, allows you to start playlists and pause music from your favorite app without having to leave driving navigation. The device you own limits the options you have to choose from: Android users can link Google Maps with Google Play Music, Apple Music, or Spotify, while iOS users can only use Apple Music or Spotify. If you link Spotify, you can browse the entire app and switch back through a shortcut between both applications. Here's how to get started.