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Waze adds sassy voice directions from comedian Kevin Hart

November 25, 2013|By Salvador Rodriguez

Waze users can now add a little laughter to their rides thanks to newly added voice commands by comedian Kevin Hart.

The Google-owned navigation app is now letting users adjust their settings to select Hart as the voice for their turn-by-turn commands.

"Kevin’s got your back, keeping an eye out for traffic hazards and getting you where you need to go," Waze said in a blog post. "Bonus -- he’s hilarious."

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To enable Hart's voice commands, users need to go into the settings portion of the Waze app, then tap "Sound" and choose the "English - Ride Along" option.

The addition of Hart comes as a promotional tactic for "Ride Along," a movie starring the comedian that is set to hit theaters in January.

"I need you to take the third exit. Wait, wait, wait, wait, OK yeah, third exit," Hart says in a promotional video for the new Waze feature that can be seen atop this post.

Waze said it has no current plans to add more celebrity voices, but a spokeswoman for the Google company said Waze would love to do this again in the future.

Besides the new Hart voice commands, Waze also announced that Windows Phone users can now download the app for their smartphones.


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