Control your music in Waze

Listen to your favorite artist, podcast or radio station, as you navigate without having to leave Waze. Waze detects audio players on your device, and shows a mini player where you can play, pause and skip audio directly on the map.

Note: You may need a premium account or a subscription to the audio player app to use this feature on Waze.

Do more with playback controls

When you open the Waze app and navigate to your destination, tap  on the map to control your supported audio player:

  • Tap Show list to access more content from the audio app, like playlists, radio stations, and saved songs
  • Tap Audio apps to switch to another connected audio app
  • Tap Close to hide the playback controls
  • Reopen the playback controls by tapping your audio app's logo on the map

Got questions?

 What audio player apps are compatible with Waze?

You can connect the following audio player apps to Waze: 

  • Amazon Music
  • Apple Music
    Note: Available only on iOS
  • Audible
  • Audiobooks.com
  • Castbox
  • Claro Música BR
  • Claro Música LATAM
  • Claro Música MX
  • Deezer
  • FUN
  • iHeartRadio
  • NPR
    Note: Available only on Android
  • NPR One
    Note: Available only on iOS
  • NRJ Radio
    Note: Available only on Android
  • Pandora
  • RTL
  • RTL2
  • Scribd
  • Spotify
  • TIDAL
  • TuneIn
  • TuneIn Pro
  • YouTube Music


Note: Some audio apps may not be available in all countries. New apps maybe added to the list from time to time

I don’t see the audio player icon on the map

You may need to manually turn it on:

  1. Open Waze
  2.  Tap
  3. Tap Settings
  4. Tap Audio player
  5. Turn on Show on the map

How do I add an audio player app?

If the audio app you want to use isn't already installed on your device:

  1. Open Waze
  2. Tap
  3. Tap Settings
  4. Tap Audio player
  5. Under "More apps", next to the app you want, tap Install

Once installed, you can select the audio app directly from the map:

  1. Tap   on the map
  2. Select an audio player
  3. Tap Accept

How do I disable an audio player app?

To disconnect an audio app:

  1. Open Waze
  2. Tap
  3. Tap Settings
  4. Tap Audio player
  5. Under “Your apps”, tap Disconnect 

I want Waze to pause my music during directions and alerts

On Android

  1. Open Waze
  2. Tap
  3. Tap Settings
  4. Tap Voice and sound
  5. Turn on Play sound to phone speaker

Tip: If you want voice directions and alerts to play over your music at a slightly higher volume, turn this setting off.

On iOS

  1. Open Waze
  2. Tap
  3. Tap Settings
  4. Tap Voice and sound
  5. Tap Play sound via
  6. Tap Device default
Tip: If you want your podcasts and audiobooks to keep playing when you get voice directions, turn off Pause spoken audio

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