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Spotify integrates with Google Maps for music for the commute

Starting October 2, 2018, millions of Google Maps users across Spotify markets will be able to “jam through the traffic jam” on both iOS and Android. After connecting their Spotify account, they’ll be ready to start.

Now, Spotify users can enable playback controls within the Google Maps navigation settings and enjoy music and podcasts from Spotify during an active navigation, making Spotify an easily accessible and natural part of their journey.

“Pause, play, or skip until you’ve found your perfect jam. More and more, people are streaming their music from Spotify while on the go. In some cases, that means they’re using their mobile devices for both music and navigation, with navigation as the most widely used non-music app in the car. Now, instead of switching back and forth between your tunes and your directions, our new integration with Google Maps allows you to control what you’re listening to from Spotify right in the Maps app,” the company said in a press statement.

Switching and selecting music will be seamless as well. Through a simple entry-point from the Google Maps app into Spotify, users will be able to browse songs, albums, and playlists. There will be a banner in Spotify to help them to return to their active navigation.

“So on your next excursion, we’ve got you covered—between streaming your own playlists, our featured Daily Lift or Morning Commute playlists, or playing your favorite album on shuffle, you can now travel to the beat of your favorite tunes and keep your eyes on the destination ahead,” the press statement added.

The integration will be rolling out to all Google Maps users over the next few days.