Spotify & Waze Combine Travel & Music

Tech Crunch reports that Spotify and the popular GPS travel app Waze have partnered to combine the two things most people do in their vehicles, use GPS and listen to music. This partnership allows Waze users to listen to Spotify playlists while travelling and allows Spotify users to continue to get their Waze updates while inside the Spotify app.

The partnership will allow users to switch between the apps or allow you to scroll through your Spotify playlist, ONLY if the vehicle is at a complete stop. Plans are to roll this new feature out to Android first, but no word yet as to when it will make its way to iOS.

For those of you wondering how this will work here is what you will see. Users who are in the Spotify app will now get a short version of the next navigation instruction, while Waze users will get a short description of what they’re listening to, with the option to skip or change the music without needing to open the Spotify app.

For Waze and Spotify this is exciting news since this could grow both brands exposing their services to customer who had not used them before. For companies like Pandora and Slacker will they jump on the bandwagon and offer their services to Waze, or will they back a different GPS solution, or ignore this opportunity completely?

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