Waze has finally added Apple Music compatibility for iPhones, enabling you to manage your music using the navigation app’s built-in audio player. This should make pausing, playing, and switching between tunes simpler while following directions to your destination. You’ll also get immediate access to Apple Music’s extensive playlist library via Waze, eliminating the need to launch the Apple Music app.
Apple Music joins the ranks of a slew of other audio streaming providers that already work with Waze. In 2017, the app introduced support for Spotify, followed by Pandora, TuneIn, and Deezer. The navigation app supports a variety of podcast, news, and audiobook applications, including Audible, NPR One, and Stitcher, in addition to other popular music services like Amazon Music, YouTube Music, and iHeartRadio.
According to the Navigation app’s Blog, “With a direct connection between the apps, you can now access Apple Music content directly from the Waze Audio Player.”
The blog post further states that you can “Enjoy more than 90 million songs, tens of thousands of curated playlists, Apple Music Radio and more while you navigate.”
Moreover, Waze’s blog post says, “We’re thrilled to join forces with Apple Music to bring Apple Music subscribers their tunes while driving with Waze on iPhone.”
Apple Music was perhaps the last big audio streaming service that the navigation app didn’t offer, and its inclusion should cover a large vacuum for individuals who use Apple for music streaming but prefer Waze for navigating.