Utilizing a navigation app to get to work, or to an unfamiliar vacation spot, can rapidly turn into a slightly mundane activity. Google owns two of the most well-liked navigation apps on the market in Maps and Waze, placing it within the highly effective place of creating this expertise satisfying. Waze usually options artistic modifications to its UI, full with themed voice navigation directions. Now, standard comic and TV star Hasan Minhaj’s voice is right here to present you firm.


Waze has a historical past of making navigation experiences themed round festivals like Halloween and international occasions just like the FIFA World Cup. They largely embrace modifications to how your automobile’s GPS location seems to be on the map, the UI colours, and customised voice navigation directions.

The navigation expertise that includes Hasan Minhaj’s voice is a singular fusion of wit, humor, and plain outdated suburban dad jokes. As an example, when Waze spots an impediment on the highway you take, Minhaj might quip “Hazard reported forward. Perhaps somebody’s ‘Verify Engine’ gentle is on. I hate that gentle. It says ‘Hey, in order that factor with ten thousand components inside it? Considered one of them is damaged, however we won’t say which’.” If you pull as much as your vacation spot, Hasan Minhaj’s voice might go “We made it. And if nobody’s wanting, I believe it is best to high-five the display screen!”

There is no query that navigation directions from a comic shall be humorous, however do not lose deal with the highway having fun with the navigation expertise in his voice. You possibly can swap on this expertise within the Waze app beneath My Waze -> Settings -> voice & sound -> waze voice -> English (US) – Hasan Minhaj. Notice that these voice directions might not comprise road names like a few of the default voices. Additionally, they’re solely accessible in US English, though not geo-restricted.

Minhaj is the most recent celeb to grace Waze customers with their voice. Different choices at the moment accessible to US English customers embrace the Jonas Brothers, Christina Aguilera, Andy Subject, and Kehlani. If it fits your fancy, you should utilize a canine or cat voice as properly. Waze additionally lets you report your individual voice navigation directions, when you like being informed what to do, by your individual self.