I saw Morgan Freeman once. On the Fox studio lot. Walked right past me. So, yeah, I'm pretty much Morgan Freeman's BFF.
That's why I'm excited to announce that MoFree (that's what I call him; he refers to me as "public nuisance") is the latest celebrity to lend his vocal talents to Waze.
Waze, of course, is the popular community-powered navigation app. In the past, the company has attracted such big names as Arnold Schwarzenegger (awesomely performing as the Terminator) and Stephen Colbert. Now, to help promote the new movie "London Has Fallen," no less than God himself, Morgan Freeman, will help you get from point A to point B.
Step 1: Fire up the Waze app. It should perform an automatic update and "language" download.
Step 2: Tap the Waze icon (lower left corner), then the Settings icon (upper left corner).
Step 3: Tap Sound > Voice Language, then choose Morgan Freeman. Finally, tap the X to return to the navigation screen.
And that's it! The next time you input a destination, be prepared for audio awesomeness.
Now for the bad news: You can't keep Morgan Freeman in your pocket indefinitely. Although Waze hasn't indicated exactly how long this voice option will be available, most of the previous promotions lasted about three weeks.
Why the company doesn't make these voices available as in-app purchases is beyond me. Because once you get accustomed to Morgan Freakin' Freeman as your navigator, wouldn't you pay a few bucks to keep him?
While you're mulling that over, hit the comments and name your favorite celebrity navigator to date. Ah-nold? C-3PO?