Shazam for iOS Gains Ability to Play Songs Directly in App via Rdio

Discussion in 'iOS Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, Jul 14, 2014.

  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Shazam today updated both its free and paid iOS apps to version 7.7.0, adding Rdio integration. When a Shazam user identifies a song with the app, the recognized song can then be played directly within the Shazam app via Rdio.

    While it was previously possible to listen to songs identified within Shazam in the Rdio app, users are now able to listen to songs from Rdio without having to switch apps.
    Songs identified within Shazam can be added to the playlist of a user's choice or an automatic playlist of all Shazamed songs within the Rdio app. Taking advantage of Rdio integration within Shazam requires the Rdio app to be installed and it also requires a Rdio account to be set up.

    Shazam has been long known as one of the major song recognition apps and as of iOS 8, its song identifying capabilities are built directly into Apple's operating system.

    Shazam can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

    Shazam Encore can be downloaded from the App Store for $6.99. [Direct Link]

    Article Link: Shazam for iOS Gains Ability to Play Songs Directly in App via Rdio
  2. macrumors 68000


    Mar 17, 2010
    Planet Earth
    Meh. I still prefer my Soundhound/Spotify combo.
  3. macrumors 68030

    Sep 20, 2006
    Aussie living in Canada
    Off topic, sort of.

    Where the heck is iTunes Radio for Canada??
  4. macrumors 6502a


    May 3, 2009
    London, UK
    and the UK?
  5. macrumors 6502


    Jan 26, 2014
    Horsens, Denmark

    I find this quite interesting, considering Apple integrating Shazam into iOS8 and Siri. Considering Rdio is their competition, both for iTunes(Radio) and Beats Music ****.
  6. macrumors 6502

    Aug 7, 2006
    Given the accuracy of that statement, I think I can confidently and accurately say, "Steve Jobs would never have allowed this."

    Seriously. Knowing how Steve operated, I could see him stripping Shazam integration from iOS 8 or demanding of Shazam to remove that feature immediately.
  7. macrumors regular

    Feb 21, 2008
    Have Shazam paid for this post? Who cares what they are doing?
  8. macrumors 6502a

    May 27, 2008
    Oslo, Norway
    I care. Shazam is probably the app I use the most.
  9. Azy
    macrumors regular

    Jun 13, 2012
    I can even playback snipped now. Everytime I hit play on a track in shazam it says I need an rdio unlimited subscription to play it. Seems like a pretty awful feature for people who don't have subscriptions to me. I'll stick with spotify
  10. macrumors 6502


    Sep 27, 2011
    Riga, Latvia
  11. macrumors 68000

    Aug 11, 2009
    You realize this is the iOS blog discussion? Seems relevant to me.
  12. macrumors 6502a

    May 27, 2008
    Oslo, Norway
    I do, or at least did to.
    Ive tried Rdio, only for a day, due to this news, and I kind of like it better. It has much better UI. Doesnt have Metallica though, might lack some other bands also.

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