Two of the more popular app developers are teaming up to make it easier to play music on sdmartphones.
Shazam allows users to tag a certain song when its playing. If a user is unaware of what a song is, it can open up the Shazam app, which will then identify the song. Spotify is a European streaming digital music service. With the most recent collaboration, users will be able to identify a song with Shazam, and then immediately Play In Spotify.
The combinatin app will available on the Android operating system and iOS, in both the free and premium Shazam Encore Apps. Right now it's only available on the premium app. The Shazam free App, available with five tags per month, will include the same feature later in Q1.
Integrating Spotify into Shazam's applications combines music discovery with one of the world's most popular music streaming services, providing a seamless experience for music fans at the point of inspiration in any location, said Andrew Fisher, chief executive of Shazam, in a statement. Spotify is delivering an innovative, high quality experience to music lovers and we're excited to bring the Spotify service to Shazam.
Shazam currently has a database of more than 10 million tracks. Spotify's premium mobile app offers instant access to millions of tracks and playlists. Right now, Spotify is available in UK, Sweden, Norway, Finland, France, Spain and the Netherlands, which is where users will see this new collaboration. Daniel Ek, chief executive of Spotify, recently told the media he did not expect the service to come to the U.S. anytime soon.
Shazam is a very innovative company in the mobile space, having achieved a massive following around the world and we're excited about the potential of this partnership for new music discovery through Spotify, Ek said in a statement. Now if you hear a great new track you can identify it, listen to it instantly in its entirety and easily add it to your music collection. That's pretty powerful stuff.