Google provides us with various services that we can use in our Android devices. From all such services, the one we can mostly thank is the Google Maps because it has made our lives pretty easier. It doesn’t matter if you are using an Android or iOS device, you will always want Google Maps installed in that device. The thing is that Google has been putting extreme efforts in Google Maps to provide users with excellent features.
One of such recently added feature is the built-in music control for Google Maps. You can now, stream songs alongside navigating to your destination in the maps. It supports streaming services like Spotify, Apple Music, and Google Play Music. Worried about being an iOS user? Don’t, because Google has got you covered. But all in all, you will have to enable it first.
With this feature added, no one would really care about Car Play or Android Auto for that matter. Because you can just mount your phone with a good mount and you are all set to start off.
How To Enable Google Maps Music Controls on iPhones:
Step 1: First things first, you will first need the Google Maps app on your iPhone. So, head over to the App Store and download the Google Maps app. Now, in the app, open the Settings by clicking on the menu button and there by clicking on the gear option shown on the menu.
Step 2: Now, select Navigation option at the top of the Settings screen.
Step 3: In there, select the “Music Playback Controls” option. This option is set to None by default which memes this feature is disabled.
Step 4: If you don’t see this option yet, it might be because of the version of the app that you are using. Just open the App Store and update the app.
Step 5: Now, in the Music playback controls option, select either Spotify or Apple Music whichever you usually use. Sadly, there is no other way in which you can select Google Play Music or YouTube Music.
Step 6: Once you select the app of your preference, you will be asked to enable the permissions for Google Maps to have access to your music apps library.
The best part about this feature is that the music tray and controls always stay to the bottom of your phone while navigation is turned on. It helps you in controlling the playback without leaving the screen.
How To Enable Google Maps Music Controls on Android Devices:
Step 1: Same as before, first make sure that you have the Google Maps installed in your device. Next, open up the Google Maps app and go into its Settings. To do this, you will have to open the sidebar menu and then click on Settings.
Step 2: Now, inside the settings, scroll down to Navigation Settings option.
Step 3: In the Navigation Settings that you have opened, toggle the “Show Media Playback Controls” option on. If there is no option as such, make sure you are using the latest version of Google Maps.
Step 4: Now, choose the default music player app that you prefer. But for now, only Spotify and Google Play Music support this feature.
Step 5: Now, same as in the iOS, the music playback controls will appear at the bottom of the screen whenever you are navigating to some location.
That’s all for how you can enable music playback in the Google Maps app in both iOS and Android. If your favorite music app doesn’t support this feature, all we can do is hope that Google equips it in the coming updates. Got any other interesting features that you can discuss? Let us know in the comments section below.