Spotify + Waze Partnership

Community Manager
Community Manager
‎2017-03-15 10:09 AM

No car journey is complete without music.


That’s why we’ve partnered with Waze, the world’s largest community-based traffic and navigation app, to make sure your music and navigation can live in harmony.


Today, for the first time, Spotify users on Android* can get Waze started from the Spotify app after having selected music to play (see image below).

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This exciting integration lets Waze users enjoy a more lean back approach to music in the car. Passengers in the car can:


  • Stay in Waze and control a subset of Spotify directly from the Waze app
  • Select recently played content and recommendations from Spotify directly inside the Waze app
  • Seamlessly switch between the Waze and Spotify apps with a single button
  • Continue to follow your Waze directions within Spotify


You can try out the integration by installing both Spotify and Waze to your device. 


So get ready to rock the road with Spotify + Waze. Find the best directions and playlists for your drive all on the same screen. We’ve got a Spotify playlist to kick start your journey:



*Keep an eye here for updates on when this will be available for iOS users.


Note: Please drive safely and always obey traffic laws. Avoid reading or typing on the screen while your vehicle is in motion.


Garage Band

Is this the drive feature that was in testing?


This was a Great thing.....😎


Spotify doesn't show Waze on my S7, unless I disable then re-enable waze in the settings 

Bedroom Songwriter

This completely rocks. Thanks !

Bedroom Songwriter

The Waze-Banner drives me crazy. Please stop it. I don't want Waze !!!


Seriously! I use Google Maps for driving, I hate the waze UI, and now I have WAZE ADS. Come on! I'm a premium user and I have to handle ADs!?!?!!? Take that away!


WAZE - **bleep** OFF !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How the **bleep** do you make this **bleep**ing banner **bleep** OFF ?!?!?! 


I won't install it, I'll uninstall Spotify and switch to something else first. I'm also a premium user.

Music Fan

Congratulations on your new partnership. Now get rid of the annoying pop-ups for all your old partners who pay to use the product without ads. 

Music Lover

Im not ising the **bleep**ing waze and i will Never do. So i stated one time when spotify was started i want not use this and switched it off..


But now im asked ON EVERY START of spotify if i want tonuse waze. (Huge blue banner on the top)


I dont want to see this again... what i have to do???


This sucks! It keeps asking to connect to Waze every time I open the app.

I used to like the Spotify app - now genuinely hate it.


I'm a premium user.


I'm in a detailed back and forth discussion with Spotify to try and get this resolved. So far, no luck, but the techs there are helpful and friendly which is great to deal with. If I get an answer that finally gets rid of this Waze nonsense, I'll post it up here.