Maybe this solves that problem and improves safety in the process. A new update for Google Maps is bringing new features for frequent commuters, including built-in music controls. Alongside real-time updates for commuters, Google announced the integration of several popular music streaming services with Google Maps. The integration will allow you to skip and go back, as well as pause and play. Services that will be integrated into this new update to Google Maps include Spotify, Apple Music, and Google Play Music. Strangely missing from the list is Google’s newly launched YouTube Music app. YouTube Music is more popular with Android users than Google Play Music, so it seems like a strange omission considering this is a Google-owned service.
The YouTube Music app got a revamp earlier this year to make it a more accessible destination for watching music videos and listening to playlists. Here is how to add Spotify to Google Maps.
How To Add Spotify To Google Maps
Step 1 ====> Open Google Maps
Step 2 ====> Access Maps Settings
Step 3 ====> Access Navigation Settings
Step 4 ====> Toggle on Show Media Playback Controls
Step 5 ====> Select your Default Media app
On Android and iOS, Google Maps now supports native music controls for some popular services. These include Google Play Music and Apple Music, but most notably Spotify. This is not turned on by default, though. Thankfully, it’s easy to activate.
How To Add Spotify To Google Maps on Android device
On an Android phone, the following steps will guide you through:
Step 1 ====> Launch the Google Maps app and open its Settings screen. You can do this by tapping the menu button at the top left corner of the Google Maps screen and tapping Settings near the bottom of the sidebar that appears.
Step 2 ====> Now you need to scroll down and tap the Navigation Settings option. Toggle the Show Media Playback Controls option on.
Step 3 ====> If you don’t see this option, this simply mean are using an old version of the app. Launch Google Play and update the Google Maps app.
Step 4 ====> Now choose your preferred media player: Spotify or Google Play Music.
Step 5 ====> Finally, the playback controls will appear at the bottom of the Google Maps app while you are navigating.
How To Add Spotify To Google Maps on Apple Device
On an iPhone, when we say iPhone, we are talking about apple device. You can also add spottify to Google map on iOS device, the steps are as follow:
Step 1 ====> Launch the Google Maps app and open the Settings screen. This can be done by tapping the menu button at the top left corner of the screen and then tapping the gear option at the top of the menu.
Step 2 ====> Now you need to tap the Navigation option at the top of the Settings screen.
Step 3 ====> Then tap the Music Playback Controls option here. By default, this is set to None, which means it is disabled. If you don’t see this option, you don’t have the latest version of Google Maps. Open the App Store and update the Google Maps app.
Step 4 ====> Choose your preferred media player. On an iPhone, you can only select either Spotify or Apple Music at the moment.