How To Get Morgan Freeman Voice On Waze GPS Navigation App: Google Makes Maps Directions Via Actor’s Iconic Voice A Reality

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Want Morgan Freeman as the voice of your GPS navigation. Here's how to get it on Google's free navigation app, Waze. Getty Images

Want to get Morgan Freeman’s voice on Google's free Waze GPS maps? We’ve got instructions for activating the actor’s iconic voice here.


When you think of actor Morgan Freeman, the first thing that comes to mind is that iconic voice. The voice of wisdom, guiding and directing us to understanding the mysteries of life in an authoritative yet kindly manner. Considering Freeman was chosen to play the voice of God himself, is it any wonder that lost drivers have longed to hear the actor’s voice guiding them on the path home, or wherever their travels may lead them?


Google has apparently heard weary travelers’ pleas, bestowing upon them Freeman’s unmistakable voice via GPS navigation. Though Google’s free Waze navigation app has incorporated numerous authoritative celebrity voices such as Darth Vader, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Mr. T over the years, the company said in a statement that Morgan Freeman was “far and away” the most requested.

The new Morgan Freeman voice for Waze serves two purposes: to entertain drivers and to put in a plug for Freeman’s upcoming London Has Fallen film in which he plays the Vice President. In keeping with the tie-in, GPS Freeman addresses the driver as the President.

Some of the catch phrases Freeman will insert into your directions include:

-       "The American people are counting on you... to drive. Let's go."

-       "The time has arrived, President Wazer. The world awaits your commands."

-       "You've arrived. It's been my honor and duty to see you through this mission."

-       "Accident reported ahead. I'll get a line to emergency command."


How To Get Morgan Freeman Voice On Waze GPS Navigation (No Download Required)

To get Morgan Freeman as your GPS navigation voice, you will need to do the following:

  • Make sure Google’s free Waze app is installed on your iOS or Android device.
  • Check that you have the latest version of the app installed

  On iOS:

  • Go to Settings by tapping on Waze icon in lower left-hand corner of app. A new slide out screen will appear. In the upper left-hand corner you’ll see a gear icon. Tap on it.
  • Tap on Sound>Voice Language> eng-Morgan Freeman

On Android:

  • Go to Settings in the app > Sound> Voice Language? Morgan Freeman

Once you’ve selected Morgan Freeman’s voice, start navigation and he’ll be with you every step of the way!


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