Waze is adding a new celebrity voice to its GPS navigation app, and this time, it’s famous tennis star, Roger Federer. A company owned by Google announced Federer’s voice will be used to power the app’s voice navigation feature to provide turn-by-turn directions while driving. The former Swiss player’s voice experience is available globally in three languages, including English, French and German.
In addition to Federer’s voice, Wiz has also added a new companion mode called Victorious to enhance the experience. And you get Roger’s G-Class SUV and Maybach S-Class Cabriolet car icons to pick up in the app’s settings. The update comes after earlier this month it introduced the voices of celebrities such as popular stand-up comic Hassan Minhaj and pop rock band the Jonas Brothers. Additionally, Waze has previously partnered with American singer-songwriter Christina Aguilera to voice the navigation app.
Federer announced his retirement in 2022 and has 20 major singles titles to his name. To hear the former world champion’s voice in the Waze app, tap the hamburger menu button in the top left corner. Then go to Settings > Sound & Audio > Viz Sound. Next, scroll down to find Federer’s voice on the list.
Make sure the Waze app on your Android or iPhone is updated to the latest version. In related news earlier this year, Waze added the ability to locate EV charging stations while driving. It now allows users to save their electric car model and plug type in the app.