With navigation being the most widely used non-music app in the car, Spotify has introduced an integration with Google Maps that allows users to control music from Spotify between Maps and Spotify on both iOS and Android.
“We’ve previously seen how well navigation works in harmony with music through our integration with Waze in 2017,” reads a statement from Spotify. “Starting [October 1], millions of Google Maps users across Spotify markets will be able to to ‘jam through the traffic jam’ on both iOS and Android. After connecting your Spotify account, you’ll be ready to start.”
Playback controls like pause, play, or skip are enabled within the Google Maps navigation settings to enjoy music and podcasts from Spotify during active navigation. Through a simple entry-point from the Google Maps app into Spotify, users are able to browse songs, albums, and playlists. A banner in Spotify will return users to active navigation.
The integration will be rolling out to all Google Maps users over the next few days with the latest version of Spotify.
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