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YouTube Music partners with Waze

YouTube Music partners with Waze

YouTube Music has now been integrated into the Google-owned GPS navigation software app Waze.

The integration enables YouTube Music users to continue listening to tracks while on the move. Users require a YouTube Premium, or Music Premium subscription to utilise the service.

Waze already supports alternative audio platforms including Spotify, Pandora, Sticher, Deezer and iHeartRadio.

"Rolling out from today and soon available to all 50 markets where both YouTube Music and Waze are accessible, subscribers can now easily play music as they drive safely," said YouTube Music product manager Lawrence Kennedy.

Kid-friendly content

The monitoring and understanding of content is seen continually on the YouTube site, as they consider removing targetted advertisements from videos with a child demographic.

This is YouTube's response following a Federal Trade Commission investigation into YouTube's violations of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act. Despite YouTube pulling adverts off videos, it's claimed the company is still continuing to collect user data, as two consumer groups highlighted.

YouTube has argued that its site is not for users under 13, directing parents instead to the YouTube Kids application, though the main site enables content to be consumed by audiences of all ages.


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