Apple Music has joined Spotify, Pandora, Deezer, and TuneIn in being supported on the Google-owned Waze navigation app. Users can now play their music playlists without the need to switch between apps on their iPhones.
The Apple-owned audio streaming service was the last notable service to lack support in the navigation app, as most of its competitors already jumped ship and added support some within their respective apps. Google’s primary navigation app Google Maps added support for the service back in 2018, now it took Waze four years to add the service.
Google has announced in a blog post that Waze has partnered with Apple’s music service to support the rival music streaming service on the app, noting that “you can keep your eyes on the road while enjoying the ride”:
“For years, Waze has partnered with audio services to give you the best, safest and most fun driving experience. Starting today, Apple Music will seamlessly integrate with Waze, so you can keep your eyes on the road while enjoying the ride.
With a direct connection between the apps, you can now access Apple Music content directly from the Waze Audio Player. Enjoy more than 90 million songs, tens of thousands of curated playlists, Apple Music Radio and more while you navigate. We’re thrilled to join forces with Apple Music to bring Apple Music subscribers their tunes while driving with Waze on iPhone.”
The music streaming service now joins 21 other audio streaming apps that are supported on Waze. Some of them are rivals, most notably Spotify, YouTube Music, Deezer, Pandora, and many more. Waze also supports major apps dedicated to podcasts, audiobooks, and news, such as iHeartRadio, NPR One, Stitch, and TIDAL.
To begin using the service on Waze, make sure you have updated the app to the latest version (4.83.6 as of the writing of this article) as well as an active subscription to the service.