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Apple Music Is Now Available On Waze

Posted in Commentary with tags on May 24, 2022 by itnerd

Waze has announced that Apple Music will seamlessly integrate with Waze, so drivers can keep their eyes on the road while enjoying the ride. 

With a direct connection between the apps, drivers can now access Apple Music content directly from the Waze Audio Player and enjoy more than 90 million songs, tens of thousands of curated playlists, Apple Music Radio and more while they navigate.

Waze is thrilled to join forces with Apple Music to bring Apple Music subscribers their tunes while driving with Waze on iPhone. Here’s

Details are also available in this blog post: https://blog.google/waze/apple-music-is-now-available-on-waze/

Drive Back To The ’70s, ’80s, And ’90s With Waze 

Posted in Commentary with tags on April 12, 2022 by itnerd

Is your affection for yesteryear rooted in the ’70s disco movement, an ’80s aerobics studio or ’90s pop songs? For a drive back in time (and onwards to your next destination), activate Waze’s nostalgic new driving experience.

Retro Mode celebrates personalities and trends from the years most firmly cemented in today’s pop culture. Turn your next drive into a trip down memory lane with nostalgic moods, voices and cars.

Set your vibe on Waze to ’70s peace, love and happiness with an eccentric radio DJ as your host and navigator, a flower-power “El Vanarino” as your vehicle and a groovy lava lamp Mood.

If Jazzercise is more your speed, break a sweat with an ’80s aerobics instructor to guide your journey, while you maneuver in a Rad Racer sports car with a “Pumped!” boombox Mood.

Or you can head back to the ’90s in your classic two-door “SUV4EVA” while a pop star helps you avoid traffic and the paparazzi. Set your Mood to “Dialed Up,” a classic desktop PC, but without the pain of waiting for your crush to sign online.

Also starting today, audio streaming service TuneIn is partnering with Waze to deliver ’70s, ’80s and ’90s songs, allowing you to seamlessly access your favorite nostalgic bops directly via the Waze app. Stations include Hit Music 70’s in the UK, 90’s Hits in the US and Canada, and 80’s Alive in France. To listen through your Waze app make sure to sync your Audio Player.

For a drive that transports you to a new decade, click “My Waze” in your Waze app and tap the “Drive with the 80’s” banner to activate. It’s available globally, in English, French and Portuguese, for a limited time.

Drive with Christina Aguilera and Waze this March

Posted in Commentary with tags on March 10, 2022 by itnerd

This March marks the arrival of International Women’s Day around the world and Women’s History Month. It’s a time to celebrate trailblazing women throughout history. From the suffragettes to the #MeToo movement, women continue to fight against gender bias, discrimation and stereotypes. To mark this occasion, we’re welcoming feminist advocate and musical icon Christina Aguilera to Waze

Christina has a long history of advocating for women and underrepresented voices, using her platform to put them center stage in iconic songs and music videos — from “Beautiful” to “Let There Be Love” to “Can’t Hold Us Down.” 

“International Women’s Day is a significant reminder that we are still fighting against gender bias and stereotypes,” Christina says. “Partnering with Waze has allowed me to unify my voice with a community of people who care about helping one another.” 

Now, her messages of empowerment and self-love — and her Grammy-award winning voice — are on Waze to inspire the next generation of advocates.

Jump in the car with Christina 

Christina takes fans on a journey through her life and work, from her “Genie in a Bottle” beginnings to her breakout as a fierce and liberated woman in “Stripped,” to her current hits like “Pa Mis Muchachas,” that draw from her Latin roots. Plus, she’ll share some advice she’s learned along the way — in both English and Spanish. 

To get the full Xtina experience, choose from one of four Moods — Magical, Feisty, Sweet, or Strong — and drive in style in the Dirrty Bike or Pinkup Truck. You’ll be ready to take on whatever obstacles come your way, from potholes to traffic jams.

Sing your heart out to Christina’s favorites 

In honor of International Women’s Day, Christina has also curated a Spotify playlist that you can stream through the Waze Audio Player (the car isone of Christina’s favorite places to sing). The playlist is full of powerhouse women, including up-and-coming artists who are inspiring Christina today, and selections from her own library of belt-it-out hits. 


The experience on Waze launched March 1 and is available for a limited time with voice navigation in English and Spanish. Visit Waze or tap “My Waze” in your app and find the “Drive with Christina Aguilera” banner. And don’t forget to start streaming the Spotify playlist.

Waze Brings Cheeky Cupid To Your Drives

Posted in Commentary with tags on February 9, 2022 by itnerd

Whether you’re into Valentine’s Day celebrations or over them, the greatest matchmaker of all time, Cupid, is here to guide you through the ups and downs of love on the road with the latest driving experience on Waze. With nearly 3,000 years(!) of experience bringing couples together, and personal lessons learned on his journey to find a special someone, you’ll hear Cupid’s words of wisdom — and some hot takes — on the state of dating and love in 2022. 

For some extra Valentine’s Day spirit, pair Cupid’s voice with the limited edition Lovewagon and a Cupid Mood to help (literally) spread the love on Waze.

​​Chocolate, candy hearts or a dozen long-stemmed roses are great Valentine’s Day standbys. But Cupid knows the real route to love: a keen eye for a match, a magic arrow, his sage words… and a fun, traffic-free journey to your destination. So, what are you waiting for? 

See the full Cupid experience or tap “My Waze” in your Waze app and click the Cupid banner to activate. It’ll be available everywhere, in English, for a limited time.

Waze’s Snow Alert Feature Can Help Drivers To Avoid Or Report Unplowed Streets

Posted in Commentary with tags on January 18, 2022 by itnerd

As Ontario digs out from yesterday’s storm, drivers can make use of Waze’s Snow Warning feature, which alerts users when they approach a road identified as being unplowed — similar to the reporting of other hazards in the app.

  • Click on Hazards
  • Weather
  • Unplowed road

Additionally, Waze users looking for gas can search for gas stations on their route and find the best priced fuel powered by community members sharing gas prices throughout the country. 

The Waze Gas Station feature notifies drivers of nearby gas stations, prompting users to update the gas price at that specific location so that other Waze users can search for the cheapest prices in their area or route.
For drivers, you can set up your Gas Stations setting here:

  • Go to Settings
  • Click on Gas Stations.

Users have a choice to select preferred gas type and preferred brand. Under Search, users can sort stations by price, distance or brand.

Waze & Halo Unlock Two New Vehicles & Moods In Halo Experience

Posted in Commentary with tags on November 16, 2021 by itnerd

This month, Waze is transporting you 500 years into the future to be part of an epic battle for the fate of the galaxy. We’ve teamed up with Xbox and 343 Industries, creators of the legendary Halo series, to bring the groundbreaking and beloved Halo universe experience to the road.

To mark the franchise’s 20th anniversary, for the first time ever you can ride along with a heroic Spartan super-soldier or a fierce alien war chief—and play your part in the fight to get humanity back on the right path. 

Choose Your Side
Join the UNSC and the legendary Master Chief to help humanity tackle every obstacle thrown at them—whether it’s an interstellar alliance or rush hour traffic. Spartan-117 has dismantled the Covenant, turned the tide against the Flood, and battled the Banished—with that kind of experience in your corner, the mission of successfully making that dinner date will be no problem. Of course, having an all-terrain terror like the Warthog doesn’t hurt either.

Or perhaps you like to be on the rebellious side? For those that want to take control of their own fate—and the road ahead—look no further than the Banished war chief, Escharum. This brutal warrior will be there to lead your Ghost into uncharted territory and ensure victory—and a swift and safe arrival—at any cost. 

Let’s Ride!
So, buckle up and confirm your coordinates because while Halo Infinite is coming this holiday, you can drive with the Halo universe today. Click here to enjoy the Halo experience every time you hit the road, with your choice of voice in English, Spanish, French or Portuguese, and Moods and Cars—all available for a limited time. Or head to your Waze app, tap “My Waze,” and select the Halo banner to activate the experience.

Find Joy On Your Drive With New Headspace Experience On Waze

Posted in Commentary with tags on October 12, 2021 by itnerd

Waze, the world’s largest community-based traffic and navigation app, is partnering with Headspace, a global leader in mindfulness and meditation, to help drivers discover the joy in their journeys, be more present behind the wheel, and arrive at destinations feeling good. 

The partnership combines Waze’s mission of ending traffic altogether, and Headspace’s mission of improving the health and happiness of the world. Drivers activating the Headspace experience on Waze will learn how to create more joyful and meaningful drives with custom navigation prompts from Headspace’s mindfulness teacher and Director of Meditation, Eve Lewis Prieto.

The Headspace experience on Waze includes a selection of five new Moods—Aware, Bright, Hopeful, Joyful, and Open—to put drivers in a positive mindset as they take to the roads. To help drivers appreciate their journey, they’ll be able to stream a custom Spotify playlist from Headspace, and can even swap out their in-app car icon for a hot air balloon to take them to Cloud Nine. 

The Headspace experience on Waze launches today and is available for a limited time in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese. To download the experience, click here—alternatively, you can tap “My Waze” to find the “Drive with Headspace” banner, and tap to activate the experience. You can access Headspace’s custom Spotify playlist here. 

For more information, or to download the Waze app, please visit this link. To learn more about Headspace, please visit www.headspace.com

Fraggle Rock Experience Is Now Available On Waze

Posted in Commentary with tags on September 14, 2021 by itnerd

This fall, make back-to-school easier by bringing the fun-loving spirit of Jim Henson’s Fraggle Rock to your commute! That’s right; Fraggle Rock is taking over Waze to coach you through traffic, sing a song or two, and show us that the road is a better place if we just save our worries for another day.

September 24th marks the 85th birthday of Jim Henson (1936-1990), so Waze is celebrating by bringing his beloved franchise to Waze for a limited time. When you activate the experience, Silly Creatures of all ages will be transported to Fraggle Rock—a world that celebrates diversity and acceptance—and get inspired to follow the Fraggles’ example by doing good in their own communities. 

Once you’re “down in Fraggle Rock” you’ll meet fan-favourite and ever-energetic Red Fraggle, as your voice navigation, letting you know the road is “full of all kinds of surprises.” There are vehicles inspired by the tiny and industrious Doozers, and you’ll find a full cast of Waze Moods, including Red, Boober, Mokey, Gobo, Wembley, a Doozer, and Junior Gorg. 

Sharing the roads in harmony
Despite our differences, we’re all connected to each other—and it’s no different when we’re on the road. So as you head out on the roads this fall, drive your cares away with the Fraggles—because there’s nothing a song, friend or tasty Doozer stick can’t make better—not even traffic! 

Click here for the full Fraggle Road experience, or tap “My Waze” in your Waze app and click the Fraggle Rock banner to activate. It’ll be available everywhere, in English, for a limited time. 

Drive with Halo and Save the Galaxy from Traffic

Posted in Commentary with tags on August 3, 2021 by itnerd

This month, Waze is transporting you 500 years into the future to be part of an epic battle for the fate of the galaxy. They’ve teamed up with Xbox and 343 Industries, creators of the legendary Halo series, to bring the groundbreaking and beloved Halo universe experience to the road.

To mark the franchise’s 20th anniversary, for the first time ever you can ride along with a heroic Spartan super-soldier or a fierce alien war chief—and play your part in the fight to get humanity back on the right path.

Choose Your Side
Join the UNSC and the legendary Master Chief to help humanity tackle every obstacle thrown at them—whether it’s an interstellar alliance or rush hour traffic. Spartan-117 has dismantled the Covenant, turned the tide against the Flood, and battled the Banished—with that kind of experience in your corner, the mission of successfully making that dinner date will be no problem. Of course, having an all-terrain terror like the Warthog doesn’t hurt either.

Or perhaps you like to be on the rebellious side? For those that want to take control of their own fate—and the road ahead—look no further than the Banished war chief, Escharum. This brutal warrior will be there to lead your Ghost into uncharted territory and ensure victory—and a swift and safe arrival—at any cost.

Let’s Ride!
So, buckle up and confirm your coordinates because while Halo Infinite is coming this holiday, you can drive with the Halo universe today. Click here to enjoy the Halo experience every time you hit the road, with your choice of voice in English, Spanish, French or Portuguese, and Moods and Cars—all available for a limited time. Or head to your Waze app, tap “My Waze,” and select the Halo banner to activate the experience.

Guest Post: Your Drives Have Never Been Smarter Says Waze

Posted in Commentary with tags on July 27, 2021 by itnerd

We all like options. From dinner locations to workout playlists to movie nights, we want to choose what best suits us at any given moment, based on our priorities, the weather, or even simply our mood. 

And we know love for information is no different when you’re behind the wheel. You want options for getting from A to B—the cheapest, the shortest, the fastest—and you want to be sure whichever you choose is actually going to deliver before you commit to a route. 

This is why we’ve been hard at work bringing this information to Wazers, before they start a drive. Starting today, before you set foot in their car, you’ll be greeted by Waze with a wealth of new intel—like alternative routes, traffic conditions and real time reports—to help make your best routing choice. Making it easier than ever to get the info you need, before you even leave the house. 

Want to avoid that notoriously congestion-heavy stretch of highway? Or know how much the tolls ahead are going to cost you? Or curious why Waze has suggested a less direct route to get you to your destination? From now on you’ll be getting “the why” in your trip preview, so you’ll know Waze is making the best recommendation. Or, if the mood takes you, go your own way. Because drivers that know and understand what’s ahead are happier drivers all around. 

This experience starts rolling out to users globally today, and will reach everyone in the next couple of months. Make sure you have the latest version of Waze downloaded to receive all the latest updates.