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Shazam integration expected with iOS 8

A report has surfaced that Apple is set to add a new song discovery feature in a future update for iOS. Sources that claim to be familiar with Apple's plans say that Shazam will power the song-discovery feature.
The microphone of an iPhone or iPad would be used to capture audio of the song and then the audio would be compared to the song database of the program.
Song discovery would be baked directly into iOS and will be available through Siri. The user being able to hit the Home button and ask what song is playing.
Another report indicates that Apple is looking at making iTunes Radio a standalone app rather than a feature inside the iTunes store. However, the source says that the final decision on that move hasn't been made.
Shazam currently has over 420 million users worldwide that use its services.

Source: Bloomberg

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RE: Google Now
By Flunk on 4/17/2014 11:27:19 AM , Rating: 2
No, the article is about music search by audio input. Siri support is just an extra, one that isn't that important. It's honestly just a slower way to get at the feature.

Windows Phone has had music search like this, that works quite well, since version 7.5.

RE: Google Now
By Reclaimer77 on 4/17/2014 12:41:12 PM , Rating: 2
Windows Phone has had music search like this, that works quite well, since version 7.5

Through the Bing search page, yeah. We're talking baked-in features in the OS, through the personal assistant. Anyone can use an app to search music, that's not what we're talking about.

Google stands alone in that department and always has.

RE: Google Now
By gixser on 4/17/2014 3:50:25 PM , Rating: 2
If you actually pick up a Win phone you will see a search button on the front of it. Hit it and then hit the musical note. The device will listen to the music and identify the music being played. You will be presented with an option to go the store to download it. Doesn't get more "baked-in" than that as far as I'm concerned.

RE: Google Now
By Reclaimer77 on 4/17/2014 4:22:47 PM , Rating: 2
Nope, not good enough.

RE: Google Now
By nikon133 on 4/17/2014 7:23:24 PM , Rating: 2
Technically, Reclaimer77 is right - WP8 (or 7) did not have voice assistant, thus it could not have music recognition integrated with it.

It did, however, have music recognition baked in OS. There was no need to download additional app, and response was almost immediate because of no need to run client-side app.

I haven't tried Google Now feature, but I did prefer WP solution to Shazam on my old iPhone. Or my wife's new iPhone.

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