How to Get Spotify on Google Maps for Music While Navigating

Updated by Adam Gorden on Mar 18, 2022 3:35 PM.

Listening to music while driving or navigating maybe an interesting thing, which can flesh your mind and enhance your attention. Switching between songs and albums can be a chore while you are in the car and follow Google Maps' instructions on where to take a turn. Not only that – fiddling between the navigation and music app while driving can be very dangerous, which should not be advocated thinking of our safety in the process.

However, Google Maps has fixed this issue by letting you control Spotify and Apple Music within the app while in navigation mode. Although the feature is minor, we can get more convenience from the change which makes our life simpler and better. Since Spotify has rolled out the integration with Google Maps to users, all users can add Spotify to Google Maps for playing. Here's how to connect Spotify to Google Maps, which lets you manage your music during navigation right from the main screen of Google Maps.

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Part 1. How to Add Spotify to Google Maps on iPhone
Part 2. How to Link Spotify to Google Maps on Android
Part 3. How to Disconnect Spotify from Google Maps
Part 4. More Tips: Download Spotify Music without Premium

Part 1. How to Connect Spotify to Google Maps on iPhone

Since Spotify has introduced an integration with Google Maps, all users can control music from Spotify between Google Maps and Spotify on their phones and tablets. Here is the ultimate method for iPhone and iPad users to control Spotify within Google Maps. But before building the music player into Google Maps, make sure that you have installed the latest version of Google Maps, then go to connect Google Maps to Spotify for playing.

Step 1. Open Google Maps on your iPhone and go to tap your profile image on the top right.

Step 2. In the pop-up window, tap Settings and choose the Navigation option on the Settings screen which locates at the top of the list.

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Step 3. Tap Music playback controls on the Sound & Voice section and select Spotify.

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Step 4. Go to Spotify and tap the gear icon on the top right of the screen.

Step 5. Under Settings, tap Voice Assistant & Apps and go to connect Google Maps to Spotify.

Step 6. Accept the terms to link Google Maps to Spotify and Spotify will be available while in an active navigation session.

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Part 2. How to Use Spotify with Google Maps on Android

Once connecting Spotify to Google Maps, you can listen to those playlists you built on Spotify while driving. If you are an Android user, you can also use Spotify in Google Maps for playback. Simply follow up the below steps to add Spotify to Google Maps.

Step 1. Launch Google Maps on your Android phone and tap your profile icon in the top right of the main screen.

Step 2. Scroll down the Setting button on the bottom of the main screen and tap it to go to the setting menu.

Step 3. Tap Navigation locating on the top of the screen and select the Show Media Playback Controls option.

Step 4. Select Spotify from the list of available music streaming services and then open Spotify.

Step 5. Tap the gear icon and go to Settings > Voice Assistant & Apps then choose to link Google Maps to Spotify.

Step 6. Confirm the terms by tapping Agree and your Spotify account will be connected to Google Maps.

Part 3. How to Remove Spotify from Google Maps

The playback controls like pause, play, or skip are enabled within the navigation settings of Google Maps to enjoy music and podcasts from Spotify during active navigation. Through a simple entry-point from Google Maps into Spotify, users can browse songs, albums, and playlists. How to disconnect Spotify from Google Maps if switching to other music streaming services? Here's how to.

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Step 1. Launch Spotify on your computer and click your profile icon.

Step 2. From the drop-down menu, select Account and then you'll be directed to a new page.

Step 3. Click the Apps button at the left side of the screen and check which apps with access to your Spotify information.

Step 4. Find Google Maps and click Remove Access to disconnect Spotify from Google Maps.

Part 4. More Tips: Download Spotify Music without Premium

Downloading songs from Spotify for offline use is only possible if you have a Spotify premium subscription. But all the songs downloaded from Spotify are encrypted in the format of OGG Vorbis, which cannot be played out of Spotify. However, ViWizard Spotify Music Converter is a mighty and smart audio tool to download songs, albums, playlists, and podcasts, as well as convert Spotify music to MP3 for any media player and device. Here is the detailed guidance on how to download Spotify music without premium.

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Main Features of ViWizard Spotify Music Converter

  • Download Spotify playlists, songs, albums with free account easily
  • Convert Spotify music to MP3, WAV, FLAC and other audio formats
  • Keep Spotify music tracks with the lossless audio quality and ID3 tags
  • Tackle the downloading and conversion of Spotify at 5× faster speed
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Step 1Import Spotify music to the converter

Open ViWizard Spotify Music Converter and then Spotify will be automatically launched. Click the name of the playlist or albums even songs you want to download. Then drag all playlists, albums, or songs you have selected to the screen of the converter interface. Or you also can copy the music link and then paste it to the search bar at the top of the screen.

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Step 2Set the music preferences as you like

After importing Spotify music to the conversion list, you can click the menu icon and select the Preferences button. In the Settings window, you can set the output parameters including the output format, channel, sample rate, and bit rate. All output tracks can be archived by artists or album when downloading.

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Step 3Start to download music from Spotify

After all is set well, click on the Convert button at the bottom right corner of the converter and then ViWizard Spotify Music Converter will download Spotify music to MP3 in batch at a time. Then click on the Converted icon to check all the downloaded songs and then click the Search icon to locate the local folder.

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Final Words

It's easy to add Spotify to Google Maps for playing music while navigating. No matter what mobile device you are using, you can quickly link Spotify to Google Maps. Also, if you want to keep Spotify songs forever and freely take control of them, simply use ViWizard Spotify Music Converter to process the downloading and conversion of Spotify music. Without the distraction of ads and the limitation of DRM protection, the playing experience will be better.

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