1. sdax2's Avatar
    My default navigation app for everything on my phone EXCEPT "OK Google" is Waze.
    Is there a way to set it so that when I say "Ok Google navigate to Home" that it will use Waze and not Google Maps?

    Verizon Samsung Galaxy S6 on MM

    Thanks!
    john5z likes this.
    04-05-2016 03:52 PM
  2. tube517's Avatar
    This thread might be useful

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/mot...oogle-now.html


    BTW, Google owns Waze
    04-05-2016 05:39 PM
  3. sdax2's Avatar
    I had already tried the items from that thread.

    Thanks for trying, but it was of no use.

    It seems as if Google Now searches (all of them) return results through Chrome and then the navigation is started from that program. I can't figure out how to get Chrome to recognize that Maps is not the default navigation app for the OS.
    04-06-2016 09:19 AM
  4. DTTR's Avatar
    I use Tasker.

    tube517 likes this.
    04-06-2016 03:15 PM
  5. DTTR's Avatar
    Later edit.
    I use Tasker to launch different apps but I cannot make it work with Waze.

    Sorry
    04-06-2016 03:35 PM
  6. stmax's Avatar
    Is there advantages to Waze vs Maps?
    04-06-2016 05:59 PM
  7. DTTR's Avatar
    Waze is a social app.
    I know there's a big disadvantage: Waze needs constant Mobile Data.
    On Maps you can download the maps for offline use.
    I use Sygic. It's offline. It's fast.
    04-07-2016 06:56 AM
  8. DTTR's Avatar
    I managed to do it.
    I made a how to video but it is in Romanian.
    If you are still interested post here and I'll post the link.
    I do not want to brake forum rules by posting in other language than English.
    04-07-2016 11:01 AM
  9. DTTR's Avatar
    Well, nobody seems to be interested in this thread anymore.
    04-18-2016 08:31 AM
  10. johnjohntc's Avatar
    I don't think that no one's interested. I think that no one else speaks Romanian. :-/
    04-19-2016 07:15 PM
  11. DTTR's Avatar
    It might be so.
    Nevertheless...

    04-20-2016 01:14 AM
  12. marclynn's Avatar
    Hello just found out that if you say "Navigate to bristol using he W.A.Z.E app" spell each letter of waze

    marc
    bath G6
    DTTR likes this.
    04-21-2016 01:13 PM
  13. DTTR's Avatar
    Good for you! Care to share?
    04-21-2016 01:21 PM
  14. johnjohntc's Avatar
    Hello just found out that if you say "Navigate to bristol using he W.A.Z.E app" spell each letter of waze
    That brings up a google search for me.
    john5z likes this.
    04-21-2016 01:57 PM
  15. john5z's Avatar
    This thread might be useful

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/mot...oogle-now.html


    BTW, Google owns Waze
    Learning
    07-18-2017 04:11 PM
  16. j schneck's Avatar
    Ok, without Root, I figured out a way to at least navigate to work and home using Waze.

    Cliff's Notes idea:
    Create a Task in Tasker, export it as an app, and use Google Assistant's shortcut feature to tell it to open that specific app. I know it seems ridiculous, but it works like a charm on my Galaxy s7.

    I created tasker Tasks as directed here:
    https://groups.google.com/forum/#!to...er/5nY-9A7OK6U
    Make sure to add icons.

    Then I long-press on the task in Tasker to select it, hit the Three Dot menu in the top right, and choose Export > As App. It will prompt you to install a secondary app packager plug in for Tasker if you need it. Then it wraps your task up as an APK and asks if you want to install it.

    Ok, so now I need to go into the Google Home app (not the google Assistant app), tap the Hamburger Menu in the top left > More Settings > Shortcuts
    (https://www.techrepublic.com/article...ant-shortcuts/)

    You do have to be careful not to use one of the phrases google already associates with doing something, so I say, "Head Home" and then tell google to open the app Tasker made for me. I called mine "NavHome" but you could probably call it anything you want, as long as you don't have another app with that name.

    It seems like a lot of work, but at least I can get in my car and say, "Ok Google, "Head Home" and pop my phone onto the dash.
    01-12-2018 02:10 PM

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