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One-stop shop: Google adds more ridesharing options in Google Maps

Because flipping through multiple apps to compare rates is kind of a waste of time.

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The route we took.
Google Maps

There's more to life than Uber. Google Maps now lets you compare multiple ride options side by side, so you don't have to limit yourself when traveling somewhere you haven't been before.

Google Maps added both Gett and Lyft to its complement of ridesharing comparisons. If you need to get around town, the app will now pull up nine different ride choices in over 60 countries. Of course, you won't see Uber rates in cities where it doesn't operate (looking at you, Austin, Texas), but you should get multiple options most of the time.

All you need to do is click the "ride services" tab, which will appear alongside the usual transit options (car, walking and public transportation) when you plug a route into Google Maps.

Sadly, you can't use Google Maps to hail the ride. Clicking on a fare will direct you to the company's own app, whether it's Uber, Lyft or whatever -- but it sure is easier than juggling five or six apps while trying to remember how much each company will cost you.