Do you hate fumbling with your phone while driving? GPS navigation, music, messages, traffic alerts – how are you supposed to deal with all those apps and the road?
Until self-driving cars arrive, the folks at Waze and Spotify have teamed up to make the navigating and grooving portions of your commute a bit more enjoyable.
If you haven’t heard of it, Waze is a community-based GPS app. It collects real-time data from drivers and shares info about traffic, detours, and more with users to improve the experience for everyone. And of course you’ve heard of the gargantuan streaming service Spotify, right?
Well, now the two apps have joined forces to provide a seamless road trip experience. Spotify tracks can be changed while using Waze’s GPS, route navigation can be started from within the Spotify app, and you can even set up a playlist to start as soon as your car gets rolling. Basically, everything you could ever need for a safe joyride is consolidated on once screen.
Users on Android devices will have the music/navigation crossover rolled out to them over the next few weeks. Sorry Apple fans, no word on when you’ll get a taste.
Maybe someday they will be able to send your self-driving car on a road trip based on your favourite playlist? Who knows, but for now at least they can help keep you happy on the way.