And here’s yet another way for consumers to listen to audio. Traffic app Waze has released a beta version of the Waze Audio Player. The player was inspired by feedback from its first audio integration with Spotify in 2017. In this beta release, members of Waze’s Beta Community will be able to try out content from Deezer, iHeartRadio, NPR, Pandora, Scribd, Stitcher, and TuneIn. The content partners integrated their audio into Waze using a new suite of developer tools called the Waze Audio Kit.
“We’re thrilled to be introducing the Waze Audio Player and announcing our partnerships with the top mobile audio platforms in the industry,” said Adam Fried, Head of Global Partnerships at Waze. “We’re dedicated to giving our users the best possible experience in the car. Now we’re able to make their drives even more enjoyable by seamlessly and safely delivering their favorite audio content while they’re on the road. On top of this, our partners will also be able to create a personalized listening experience for their users by integrating with our Waze Audio Kit.”