Waze Stories August 19
Waze adds limited-time navigation voices, vehicles from Paw Patrol
Ahead of a movie based on the popular children’s series, Google-owned Waze is adding support for some neat new themes from Paw Patrol.
Waze Stories August 3
One of the more whimsical aspects of Waze is the ability to see your car represented on the map with a 3D model. It seems Waze is getting ready to celebrate the upcoming release of Halo Infinite by including two of the game series’ classic vehicles.
Update: Almost two weeks after being spotted by our team, Waze has made Halo vehicles officially available in the app.
Waze Stories July 28
Waze updates trip preview w/ alternate routes, more information on tolls and traffic
Google-owned Waze is picking up a trick from Google Maps this week. Rolling out now, Waze will show a trip preview before you start navigating that shows route options and more detailed information.
Waze Stories July 1
Waze adds limited-time ‘Cat & Dog’ theme to customize mood, voice, and car
Waze is distinctly more playful than any other navigation service available today. For its latest dose of whimsy, Waze is adding a Cat & Dog theme that will be available for a limited time.
Waze Stories June 14
Being caught in traffic could result in Waze offering free burgers and ketchup
Waze often plays with fun concepts to improve the app for its users, and sometimes, those ideas can translate to advertising as well. Now, Waze is serving an ad to some users that get caught in traffic that offers up free Heinz ketchup and an Impossible Whopper from Burger King.
Waze Stories April 28
Waze can now display real-time traffic information in Calgary, Canada
Waze is already one of the best ways to get accurate traffic information while using a navigation app, but in the city of Calgary, it’s about to get even better.
Waze Stories February 11
You can now listen to Audible books through Waze
Over the past couple of years, Google-owned Waze has been building out the ability for music streaming apps to put basic controls right in the navigation interface, and it’s a feature that’s constantly expanding. Now, Amazon’s Audible is picking up support for Waze.
Waze Stories November 23, 2020
Waze for iOS testing support for CarPlay’s dashboard mode in beta
Google’s Waze platform arrived on Apple CarPlay in 2018, and now it’s about to adopt one of Apple’s latest features. It appears that Waze will soon support CarPlay’s dashboard mode.
Waze Stories November 17, 2020
Amazon Music now works inside of the Waze app while navigating
Over the past couple of years, Google-owned Waze has been building out a collection of music partnerships that allow control directly within the Waze app. Now, Amazon Music is joining Waze.
Waze Stories September 15, 2020
Waze has pushed a few major updates over the past year or so, and today, the company has another slew of announcements. The biggest reveal? Waze is adding lane guidance, perhaps the best navigation feature from Google Maps.
Waze Stories September 10, 2020
Waze lays off 30 employees as revenue drops during the pandemic
Like many other businesses this year, Google-owned Waze is suffering as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to declining ad revenues, Waze is laying off a portion of its staff and closing some offices.
Waze Stories September 8, 2020
Waze Stories August 31, 2020
Over the past few years, Waze has offered up guest voices for guiding users on their drive. Now, there’s a new pair of voices. Starting today, Waze users can select Batman or the Riddler as their navigation voice for a limited time.
Waze Stories August 25, 2020
Waze has supported Google Assistant for a while, but only on Android. Assistant is admittedly limited on iPhones and iPads, but its users are about to get a bonus. Starting today, Waze for iOS offers Google Assistant integration.
Waze Stories August 13, 2020
As our colleagues over at Electrek will tell you, electric cars are the future of transportation. However, in the meantime, gas-powered vehicles are still the mainstream. To help drivers limit their time at the pump, Waze is partnering with some gas stations to offer contactless payments.
Waze Stories August 12, 2020
Waze Stories June 29, 2020
Google-owned Waze has been one of the most popular mapping services around, and today it’s getting a slight redesign. Waze is getting an updated logo for 2020 which arrives as part of a bigger design refresh to the platform.
Waze Stories April 15, 2020
During these crazy times we live in, a lot of things have been changing. Today, Google’s Waze is offering some insight on how the coronavirus outbreak has affected our driving habits, and the numbers are absolutely staggering.
Waze Stories March 18, 2020
Like any other new smartphone, Samsung’s Galaxy S20 series has been experiencing some bugs and issues following its launch. Now, some Galaxy S20 owners are reporting a GPS lock issue when using apps such as Google Maps and Waze.
Waze Stories December 10, 2019
Waze’s community-based warnings for hazards, speed traps, and traffic can make your daily commute a lot easier, and this winter, the app is introducing a new feature. Starting today, Waze users can see “Snow Warnings” for unplowed roads, real-time snow conditions, and more.
Waze Stories November 4, 2019
Waze brings back its Cookie Monster voice for a limited time
One of the fun aspects of Waze is its ability to bring in other voices for your navigation. Today, Waze is bringing back its Cookie Monster voice for a limited time only.
Waze Stories September 24, 2019
Waze Stories August 21, 2019
Waze Stories July 30, 2019
Waze has now added the ability for multiple riders or stops to be added to a Carpool, allowing drivers to pick up more than one passenger at a time and get much more accurate directions.
Waze Stories July 15, 2019
Millions of drivers use Waze to avoid traffic jams, speed traps, and more obstacles on their commutes. Starting today, Waze is also helping drivers save money by showing toll prices along their route, and the functionality is available starting today.
Waze Stories July 1, 2019
For quite some time, the Waze Carpool app has given commuters the ability to open up their vehicles to riders to save on gas, make a few bucks, and take some cars off the road too. This week, a calendar is being added to Waze Carpool to help drivers schedule their rides through the week to save time on scheduling.
Waze Stories June 19, 2019
Waze Stories June 10, 2019
Waze Stories May 22, 2019
Waze adds DJ Khaled as latest celebrity navigation voice through the end of June
Over the past several years Waze has offered users the option to have their directions read out by a handful of different celebrities. Today, the popular navigation app is adding DJ Khaled as a navigation voice for Waze on both Android and iOS.
Waze Stories May 7, 2019
Google Assistant support is heading to Waze within the next few weeks
The Google Assistant is heading to Waze within the next few weeks, giving you the ability to control a wide array of aspects of your device while using the driving navigation application.
Waze Stories May 2, 2019
Waze Stories February 6, 2019
NYPD demands Google stop Waze from revealing user-reported location of DWI checkpoints
Google Maps is slowly building out a reporting function, but Waze has had the option for years now. Unfortunately, that functionality is getting the attention of local law enforcement in New York City, as the NYPD has just sent a cease and desist letter to Google, demanding that the reporting feature no longer reveal the location of DWI checkpoints.
Waze Stories January 29, 2019
Waze Beacons arrive in New York City for better navigation in tunnels
Millions of drivers rely on navigation systems like Google Maps and Waze for getting around town, but these systems are rendered useless by underground tunnels. Today, Waze is announcing that its Beacons are arriving in New York City to help fix that problem.
Waze Stories October 29, 2018
Earlier this month, Google Maps added music streaming integration with a handful of popular services. Similar quick controls are now coming to Googler’s other navigation and obstacle avoidance client with the Waze Audio Player. Joining Spotify, the seven new compatible audio applications include music, audiobooks, news, and radio.
Waze Stories October 10, 2018
Waze Stories July 19, 2018
Waze now supports Android Auto on your smartphone’s display
Waze added support for Android Auto nearly a year ago, but only in a limited capacity. Now, the popular navigation service has full support for Auto, including on your phone’s display.
Waze Stories January 25, 2018
Waze Carpoolers can now pay their driver for rides directly in the app
Waze released a new service in select regions last year called Waze Carpool. With it, drivers could offer rides to others who wished to carpool to a shared or nearby destination. Thanks to a new partnership with Payoneer, drivers can accept money from riders directly within the Waze Carpool application.
Waze Stories December 20, 2017
Latest celebrity voice option for Waze is Liam Neeson
If you’re bored with the standard Waze voice, and don’t want to record your own, the company has just announced that actor Liam Neeson’s voice is available ‘for a limited time’ as part of a promo for his upcoming movie Commuter …
Waze Stories November 29, 2017
Popular navigation app Waze is being updated today with three new features. First up, and long overdue, is a hands-free mode. The app now supports an ‘Ok Waze’ command that allows you to set common destinations without taking your hands from the wheel.
Commands supported include ‘Take me home’ and ‘Find a gas station’ …
Waze Stories August 24, 2017
Waze Stories August 16, 2017
Waze Stories July 26, 2017
Waze Stories May 30, 2017
It seems like we’ve been saying that Waze is coming to Android Auto for ages now, but in the public eye, very little progress has been made. Waze announced plans about two months ago for a beta test, and today it’s finally taking action on that.
Waze Stories May 2, 2017
Waze Stories April 4, 2017
Android Auto is excellent if Google Maps is your go-to navigation service, but if you’re a Waze user, you’re out of luck. Many loyal Waze fans got excited back at Google I/O 2016 when Waze for Android Auto was finally demoed, but in the time since, we haven’t heard much about it. Today, though, beta invites are going out to help test out Waze for Android Auto…
Waze Stories March 14, 2017
Waze and Spotify have announced a partnership to provide integration between the two apps. If you have Spotify in the foreground, Waze alerts and directions will be displayed while driving. Conversely, if you have Waze in the foreground, you’ll be able to pause Spotify music as well as hit previous and next track buttons …
Waze Stories February 22, 2017
Waze Stories November 28, 2016
Waze updated with navigation voiced by The Grand Tour’s Clarkson, Hammond, and May
Navigation by smartphone is easy and convenient, and the Google-owned Waze app is the top pick for many. Now, Amazon is teaming up with Waze to promote its new show, “The Grand Tour” by adding navigation directions voiced by Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May.