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Waze signs up YouTube Music as newest audio player partner

Navigation app Waze announced recently YouTube Music is their newest Audio Player partner to give motorists a new way to listen to music while driving safely.

Originally launched in October 2018, Waze’s full-service audio player caters to every preference and genre by partnering with the various audio platforms to seamlessly deliver music, podcasts, audiobooks, news, and more. Since then, Waze users have driven almost 11 billion kilometers while listening to content from one of Waze’s Audio Player partners.

By partnering with YouTube Music, motorists can safely listen to their favorite albums, playlists, personalized mixes, and more from directly within the Waze app where they get their navigation directions.

“We’re really excited to have YouTube Music be part of the Waze Audio Player family,” said Adam Fried, head of Global Partnerships at Waze. “We always want to make sure our users have the best possible experience in the car, and now providing them with access to YouTube Music’s huge catalog means they’ll always have access to their favorite tracks and playlists while on the road.”

“We know our users love listening to YouTube Music when they’re in the car, so partnering with Waze now makes the driving and music listening experience even better,” said Lawrence Kennedy, product manager, YouTube Music. “By making YouTube Music albums, playlists, mixes and more available within the Waze app, our users can enjoy all their favorite content without ever missing a turn.”

YouTube Music Premium subscribers can listen to Waze by simply logging on the Waze app and tapping the music note icon to select YouTube Music as an audio player. They can start enjoying audio content directly from Waze.

Waze initially launched with seven partners: Deezer, iHeartRadio, NPR, Pandora, Scribd, Stitcher, and TuneIn joined Spotify, which has been available on Waze since March 2017. Since then, Waze has also introduced integrations with Audiobooks.com, Radio.com, Castbox and NRJ Radio, who integrated their audio experience into Waze by using the Waze Audio Kit. The YouTube Music integration for Waze Audio Player will be available for all users globally in the coming weeks.

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