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Let Morgan Freeman guide you to your destination

The beloved celebrity lends his voice to navigation app Waze. Here's how to put Morgan in the driver's seat.

Rick Broida Senior Editor
Rick Broida is the author of numerous books and thousands of reviews, features and blog posts. He writes CNET's popular Cheapskate blog and co-hosts Protocol 1: A Travelers Podcast (about the TV show Travelers). He lives in Michigan, where he previously owned two escape rooms (chronicled in the ebook "I Was a Middle-Aged Zombie").
Rick Broida
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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.


Here's how:

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).

Screenshot by Rick Broida/CNET

Step 3: Tap Sound > Voice Language, then choose Morgan Freeman. Finally, tap the X to return to the navigation screen.

Screenshot by Rick Broida/CNET

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?