The integration of Waze and Spotify into one app is now available for the iOS operating system, so users will now be able to listen to their playlists while driving, thereby reducing the risk of crashes when switching app.
To use this feature, users only have to select the access to the playlists they have in Spotify from Waze or vice versa, which saves the change from one app to another and the risk that comes with the distractions involved in the search for music while driving.
Choosing the Spotify icon from the Waze main screen will automatically play the last song you listened to, which will hopefully give users a better listening experience while driving.
The integration is complete, so if any user wants to access Waze’s maps and services while listening to music, you can find the app icon from Spotify’s main screen, so if you need advice on routes while driving to reach a known site the user does not have to close Spotify to enter Waze.
Users who have a device with an iOS operating system should only check that they have both apps installed and activate the integration, just access Waze, enter the Settings menu, select Spotify and then choose the option Connect Spotify.
It is also possible to integrate from the app to listen to music by simply entering the Settings screen and selecting Enable Waze navigation.
To avoid accidents, Waze will prevent drivers from navigating on Spotify while the car is in motion, because at the wheel any distraction can mean the difference between getting to the destination well or not arriving.
Finlay Clark, UK head of Waze, says: “We are delighted to team up with Spotify to create a new function that allows iOS Wazers to enjoy their favourite music, while being re-routed around traffic in real- time. Safety is our priority at Waze. By discouraging drivers from tapping their device to switch between apps while on the move, we believe this partnership presents a valuable way for drivers in the UK to use their favourite technologies whilst concentrating fully on the road ahead.”