Here's How to Make Morgan Freeman Read Your Navigation Directions
Morgan Freeman has one of the most recognizable voices in the world.
If you use the Waze app to navigate around town, you can now select the actor’s voice to give you turn-by-turn directions. According to Waze, Freeman’s voice is one of the most requested among users and now thanks to a promotion with the upcoming film London Has Fallen, Freeman is available on the app to be your co-pilot.
To set Freeman’s voice in the app, simply head to the Settings menu and under Sound > Voice Language you should see Morgan Freeman as an option. His voice will be in character as the U.S. vice president, the role he plays in the new movie. To make things interesting, directions are addressed to drivers as if they are the president and will be highlighted with lines from the movie to give drivers a sense of urgency in their journey.
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“Waze is prepared to make you the President,” the company said in a statement. “Starting Monday, February 22, and for a limited time in the United States, Morgan Freeman (in character as Vice President Trumbull from London Has Fallen) will be the voice of Waze. Buckle up, listen closely and enjoy the (power) trip.”
Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.
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