Waze Navigation & Live Traffic

Waze Navigation & Live Traffic for PC

Written by Waze Inc.

  • Release date: 2019-04-10
  • Current version: 4.50
  • File size: 166.19 MB
  • Compatibility: Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista and Macintosh OS

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Download and install Waze Navigation & Live Traffic on your Laptop or Desktop computer

5 Rating: 5 - 1,981,851 votes

If you want to install and use the Waze Navigation & Live Traffic app on your PC or Mac, you will need to download and install a Desktop App emulator for your computer. We have worked diligently to help you understand how to use this app for your computer in 4 simple steps below:

Step 1: Download an Android emulator for PC and Mac

Ok. First things first. If you want to use the application on your computer, first visit the Mac store or Windows AppStore and search for either the Bluestacks app or the Nox App . Most of the tutorials on the web recommends the Bluestacks app and I might be tempted to recommend it too, because you are more likely to easily find solutions online if you have trouble using the Bluestacks application on your computer. You can download the Bluestacks Pc or Mac software here

Step 2: Install the emulator on your PC or Mac

Now that you have downloaded the emulator of your choice, go to the Downloads folder on your computer to locate the emulator or Bluestacks application.
Once you have found it, click it to install the application or exe on your PC or Mac computer.
Now click Next to accept the license agreement.
Follow the on screen directives in order to install the application properly.
If you do the above correctly, the Emulator app will be successfully installed.

Step 3: for PC - Windows 7/8 / 8.1 / 10

Now, open the Emulator application you have installed and look for its search bar. Once you found it, type Waze Navigation & Live Traffic in the search bar and press Search. Click on Waze Navigation & Live Traffic application icon. A window of Waze Navigation & Live Traffic on the Play Store or the app store will open and it will display the Store in your emulator application. Now, press the Install button and like on an iPhone or Android device, your application will start downloading. Now we are all done.
You will see an icon called "All Apps".
Click on it and it will take you to a page containing all your installed applications.
You should see the icon. Click on it and start using the application.

Step 4: for Mac OS

Hi. Mac user!
The steps to use this app for Mac are exactly like the ones for Windows OS above. All you need to do is install the Nox Application Emulator or Bluestack on your Macintosh. The links are provided in step one

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Waze Navigation & Live Traffic Software Features and Description

Always know what’s happening on the road with Waze. Even if you know the way, Waze tells you instantly about traffic, construction, police, crashes, & more. If traffic is bad on your route, Waze will change it to save you time. Why Waze? ◦ See what’s happening - Alerts about traffic, police, hazards and more on your drive ◦ Get there faster - Instant routing changes to avoid traffic and save you time ◦ Easily listen to music - play your favorite apps for music, podcasts & more right from Waze ◦ Know when you’ll arrive - your Arrival Time is based on live traffic data ◦ Pay less for gas - find the cheapest gas along your route ◦ Drive with Apple CarPlay - use Waze on your car’s display ◦ Always find the way - choose from a variety of voices to guide you while you drive Be prepared, drive with Waze. You have full control over your privacy settings. Learn more about the Waze privacy policy, including what information is accessed and how it is used: www.waze.com/legal/privacy

Top Reviews

  • Not the same Waze it Once was

    By Mom Matters
    Even a month or so ago, I would have rated this app 5 stars, but something has happened to what was my best driving app companion. The issues begin with incorrect mileage estimates when you type in a place your are going that, as soon as you click on the place to get directions, change and sometimes in drastic ways and always for the worse. Examples - a place that it said was 136 miles away changed when getting directions to over 200 miles away...a place that it said was 9 miles away, when you click on it to press go turns into 14 miles away. It also is suggesting routes with lots of turns that are leading me in circles and when I choose to ignore their suggestion because I can see ahead there does not seem to be traffic, I go the normal straight way I always do and get there 5 minutes sooner than the estimated time from Waze’s indirect way. The app has become so broken it is upsetting because it used to be amazing! It also isn’t remembering routes and crashing, which is what prompted me to finally write this review because that ended up costing me about an extra hour of time yesterday since I was trying to avoid the turnpike (and it’s tolls) and unbeknownst to me, it re-routed me to take it! It’s also caused my daughter to end up on a toll road with no warning! Waze and I are going to have to part ways if they don’t fix the newly introduced issues soon - it’s just become completely unreliable:
  • Get in the loop

    By Rocky1775
    Waze is great for more than getting me where I want to go. It keeps me informed about emergent hazards and cops hiding in wait for the unaware. It does have a couple problems that should be fixed. It tells you that your turn is several miles ahead, and it tells you when you are at your exit, but woe to the person who isn’t already in the right lane and slowing down when they get there. I don’t know how many times I’ve shot past my exit while I was in the left lane listening to Waze as it told me to exit right. It needs a decent “approaching exit” warning. I found another bug recently when I was in a traffic jam waiting for an accident to get cleaned up. Waze advised me to turn around and take a detour, which wasn’t bad advice at one time, but I could see that the emergency vehicles were leaving. I waited a bit, and soon traffic moved again and I passed the scene of the accident. But Waze never figured out that I didn’t need a detour anymore. It never gave up telling me to go an hour out of my way on a detour, even after I was miles past the accident. It finally changed it’s mind after I shut it off and restarted it. Waze is very handy, and I usually have it on when I drive, even when I know the way by heart. It exchanges useful information with other users just by being on. I recommend it.
  • Die-hard Wazer!!!

    By Andrepimarlucatom
    Update: Waze updates have been good and the reporting process is improved and there are less steps to get to the actual reporting - yay! When you fix the default address estimation from interstate (literally I get suggestions for MI addresses, and I live in Alexandria VA!). Previous: I've recommended this app to dozens of friends and helped many download it to their smartphones and set it up for them. I can't say however that I'm very happy about the latest version of Waze. The GUI is not what it should be, the # of improvements is about equivalent to the # of detriments. It's hard to cancel an instruction once entered, the screen going from side to side is not user friendly. And reporting hazards is STILL a 2-3 step process!!!! There should be the option for active wazers to have a "visible police" button, "car on shoulder" button "construction" button and/or various traffic buttons of our choosing on the map page that we can report as we go. Also, PLEASE STOP SEARCHING THE ENTIRE MAP OF THE USA WHEN I'M OBVIOUSLY SEARCHING FOR AN ADDRESS IN MY LOCAL VICINITY. That was an obvious upgrade improvement you guys should have included. I would give you 5 stars or 10 or 20 because I love your app - but these improvements really need to happen ASAP. Keep up he awesomeness Waze!! Plus your Customer svc and responsiveness is great too!
  • Better than the old CB days.

    By Depdoc
    Waze is a user based traffic information app. It does rely upon users to report traffic conditions, construction, accidents and police. As a user passes by a reported problem, he can say Thank You, indicating the condition exists, or No longer There, indicating it has been cleared. There are two things I’d like to see changed: 1) allow the time to respond to the condition to last longer. Sometimes, the actual condition is at a slightly different place due to the time lag between where the incident is and when it was actually reported. and 2) when reporting police, it would be nice to know if the police is moving or stationary. If moving, the radius for notification should be extended and the time to clearing shortened, as a moving car will not remain in its position very long. If stationary, then notification can remain as it currently is. If police is moving, it would also be nice to know which direction and then adjust notifications accordingly. Note these are suggestions and not complaints. This is a great app and a must have for any driver. It also has a pretty good navigation system. But if you select another route than it gives you, it is slow to recalculate and sometimes requires stopping the navigation and then restarting it to get the alternate route.

Software Reviews

  • TheLuthierTwo

    By TheLuthierTwo
    Hands down, best mobile too out there.
  • Inconsistent

    By Noisy Waters
    More inconsistent than reliable. Waze has gotten me to the wrong location MULTIPLE times when I have put in the correct address. At other times she does not know the fastest route. For example, she takes me back roads to get to work daily but recently I’ve been taking the highway and I arrive 15 minutes early. More often then not, waze looses connection with the GPS WHILE I’ve been using it. I’ve tried closing out the app and opening it again and it doesn’t fix the problem. It might be an easy fix such as an update but when I have to rely on this app to get me to and from work and client meetings daily, this is just ridiculous how inconsistent it is.
  • Great app with one drawback

    By Swamped dad
    Great app but 30% of the time there is no sound with no obvious way to turn it on.
  • Doesn’t work for long distances

    By Breanne87
    It won’t load and says router time out....
  • better than google maps

    By haw yee
    i deleted google maps bc waze is so much better
  • Muy confiable

    By it's fine thanks
    Muy confiable
  • Getting worse

    By koopee
    Started out great but now giving me twisted and long routes and getting me stuck in traffic. I could have e taken local to avoid traffic on the highway but it tells me to take the highway. Used to be great but it’s getting worse just like google maps. The only thing I like about is knowing where the stupid cops are. Please improve!!!
  • Big Bug

    By Minions_donkeys
    This is a phenomenal app, and very helpful. One issue I came across is I'm always playing music while using the app. When I leave the app for whatever reason, the music bugs out, and stops playing. This happens when I switch apps, or just go on the home screen. Otherwise, works like a charm.
  • Ridiculous routes

    This app is counterproductive in NYC. Completely ridiculous route suggestions. It often suggested circuitous routes to “avoid traffic” that doesn’t actually exist, lengthening trips by forcing riders to sit through excessive traffic lights. Unfortunately, Waze has convinced drivers it’s the best out there.
  • این برنامه فوق العاده است

    By Maj mad
    تمام نکات در رانندگی ، در این برنامه لحاظ شده است. با گذاشتن قابلیت اعلام راهنما ، به زبان فارسی ، این برنامه کامل شده است. تقریباً هیچ مکانی را بدون این برنامه نمیروم و به ان اعتماد کامل دارم. Thank you so much Waze👌