How To Get Celebrity Voices on Waze?

Do you ever wonder if you can change the voice that gives you navigation details every time you drive? If you have been using Waze for quite a while now, I’m sure this thought has come across your mind. Well, honestly, the answer to this is.. YES, you can!

Regardless if you are using an Android or iOS device, you might get surprised that you can really change the voice that gives you directions and road details as you drive. You can even record your own voice for turn-by-turn directions if you are really feeling adventurous. How cool is that?!

CHANGING NEW WAZE VOICES

There is a quick way to change the voices on Waze as you drive and travel everyday. The list of new available voices continually changes so you can drive along to celebrity voices or quirky characters. I think it is pretty cool if you can hear Iron Man’s voice notifying you of upcoming turns, isn’t it?

Here’s how to get you started customizing your own Waze voices:

  • Open your device and select the Waze app
  • Select the Speaker icon in the bottom center of the screen
  • Tap the Voice directions option – it will show the currently selected Waze voice
  • A list of available Waze voices will be shown to you
  • Choose your desired voice selection (some voices include street names and turn-by-turn directions while others  don’t)
  • Tap the X to return to the map

Be sure that you always check out as much as possible the available Waze voices as the company keeps updating their option list from time to time.

CREATING YOUR OWN WAZE VOICES

If you want to hear your own voice giving yourself directions while driving, you can record your own Waze voice. This would surely add more fun as you commute. You can create and even share your custom creations to your friends.

  • Open your device and select the Waze app
  • Select the Speaker icon in the bottom center of the screen
  • Tap the Voice directions option – it will show the currently selected Waze voice
  • Select the Record new voice option at the top of the screen
  • Tap the Got it button after Waze reminded you to record your voice in a clear manner so you can understand yourself when driving
  • Tap the Allow option once your phone asked you if you wish to give Waze access to the microphone
  • At the top of your screen, tap the Name your voice and enter your desired name or phrase
  • Tap Done to save your new digital creation
  • Tap each phrase that you may want to customize once the list has been shown. To begin recording, tap the red dot.
  • Once you have finished recording your desired phrases, tap the grey square
  • If you want to play back and hear your recorded phrases, tap the blue play icon
  • Once you are done recording, tap the Save button to save all your customized recordings
  • Tap the X to return to the map

If you would like to record only some specific phrases, a default voice will play for any unrecorded phrases. By following these steps, you can add a bit more entertainment as you commute each day. Driving alone doesn’t have to be dull and lonely. (wink!)