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This article was published on July 14, 2014

Shazam for iOS gets full song playback powered by Rdio, coming to Android ‘in the next few days’

Shazam for iOS gets full song playback powered by Rdio, coming to Android ‘in the next few days’
Emil Protalinski
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Shazam today updated its iOS app with full song playback, powered by Rdio. You can download the new version now directly from Apple’s App Store.

Unfortunately, the new option is only available to Rdio users: subscribers will now see a redesigned play button that allows them to listen to the full track after Shazaming a song. If you aren’t an Rdio subscriber, you’ll be prompted to install the Rdio app. Shazam says this further establishes it as “a hub for effortless music exploration” by allowing users to find and play content without leaving the app.

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We contacted Shazam to find out if the feature would be arriving on Android as well, and were told an update was launching “in the next few days.” The company also plans to add more streaming services, though it wouldn’t say which ones, “in the coming weeks.”

See also – Shazam will now automatically add tagged tracks to a unique Rdio playlist in 35 countries and Shazam brings interactive maps to Android, letting you see the most-tagged songs by region

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