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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 drlumen on 4/17/2014 12:07:21 PM , Rating: 2
So MS "plans" to integrate some type of music search into it's voice assistant.

So you are actually accusing Apple of playing catch up to a press release. So far that is all that has come from MS is "plans".

And, to reference back to my original post, the "beginning" reference by the OP would be when 8.1 is released and IF it actually has a music search built into the voice assistant?

Music search is old hat. The article was about it being integrated into a voice assistant (Siri). Since 8.1 hasn't been released yet then MS hasn't had (past tense) it from the beginning.

Personally I don't give a rats ass about siri or 8.1. I do dislike the FUD the OP was trying to spread.


RE: Google Now
By thewrayj on 4/17/2014 10:33:58 PM , Rating: 2
This article is only about Apple's "plans". IOS8 has also not been released. This feature is available right now for anyone to download in the Windows Phone 8.1 developer preview (within Cortana). MS announced and implemented first. Just clearing things up.


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