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Google Maps update shows upcoming buses visually, in-app music controls and more

01 October 2018 0

Google Maps continues to get improvements and features just like how recently the extensively redesigned version of the app was rolled out to the users globally. In the recent update, the app offers to control music from within the app and also brings new features specific to commuters. The app now offers a dedicated ‘commute’ tab that shares information about any possible congestion that would be present on the route. Also, it gives detailed travel information for each route/leg of the journey.


What’s even more interesting is the visual representation of the estimated timings that the app earlier displayed of the buses. The visual representation would actually show where the bus is on the map, which would make it much more appealing and practical to digest. In addition to this, Google Maps would also show the passenger capacity of the upcoming trains and busses. Google hopes that this feature would be available to different cities soon.


For music lovers, the latest update would offer music control features from services like Apple Music, Spotify or Google Play, helping to avoid switching apps. Depending upon whether you’re using Android or iOS, the latest update would have minor differences in the offerings like deeper music controls for the aforementioned feature, available on Android and also the availability of real-time notifications of route disruptions on Android.

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