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Play music while navigating

You can play, pause, skip, and change music without minimizing Google Maps navigation. 

Important: This feature is not available in all locations.

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Maps app Maps.
  2. Tap your profile picture or initial Account Circle and then Settings Settings and then Navigation settings and then Show media playback controls.
  3. Choose a media app and then Next  and then OK.
  4. To change your media settings, tap your profile picture or initial Account Circle and thenSettings Settings and then Navigation settings and then Music playback controls.
  5. Controls for the media player you’ve chosen show at the bottom of the screen in Google Maps navigation.

Choose your default music service with Google Assistant

You can select your preferred music streaming service to be your default music source when you use Google Assistant while navigating.

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, say "Hey Google, open Assistant settings." 
  2. Under "Popular settings," tap Music.
  3. Choose a music service. For some services, you may be asked to sign in to your account.

Learn how to use your music service with Google Assistant.

 

 

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