Log in and
Username or Email
Forgot password?
Join and
You're almost done! Define a user name and password.
» Tip Us Hey you, we are hiring! Join us if you are an author, developer or designer!

Waze for Android gets Google Assistant integration in the U.S.

11 June 2019 0

There is no doubt to the popular opinion that Waze is one of the best and most useful maps and navigation apps out there. It is true that its user base does not have massive as Google Maps but it does have a loyal user base. It is popular among users because of its crowd-sourced information like traffic updates, cops, and accident alerts. And now, it is set to become even better with the latest update that is getting released.

Google has announced that Waze is now receiving native Google Assistant integration. This is similar to the integration on Google Maps but there are various Waze-specific features as well. It will allow users to make use of voice commands for getting things done instead of interacting with the phone via touch input. In other words, this should result in a less distracting driving experience despite taking full advantage of the application.

Google Assistant will allow users to control music playback, podcasts, send text message replies, search for places on the route, add new stoppages, share ETA with friends, and much more. There are features to improve Waze experience as well which include reporting traffic, accident, police, asking for alternate routes, and allow/avoid tolls/highways.

Google Assistant in Waze

There are two ways users will be able to make use of the integration on Waze. They will see a colorful microphone icon on the right side of the navigation interface. Tapping on the icon will trigger Google Assistant and you can make use of the relevant voice command depending on the need. Alternatively, you can just say "Okay Google" as you do it on your smartphone and that's it.

The Waze Google Assistant integration is currently limited to Android and English-speaking users in the U.S. Google is yet to share details regarding Waze's Assistant integration expansion to iOS devices and other parts of the world. We will keep you updated as and when it will happen.

  • Waze | Android | Google Play Store, Free



Join our community » Waze for Android gets Google Assistant integration in the U.S.

Samsung brings Galaxy A50, Galaxy A20, and the very new Galaxy A10e to the US


Huawei's Android alternative 'Oak OS' could arrive by September | Report

New products

AMD Radeon RX 5700 series of GPUs launched, starts at $379

New products

Limited edition OnePlus 7 Pro Almond launched to please your aesthetic senses