There is a good chance that we’ve all used song recognition services like Shazam and Soundhound in the past, but if you’re looking for a bit more functionality, Shazam for iOS has recently been updated so that whenever a song has been identified, the user gets the chance to play that song via the app itself, thanks to recent Rdio integration.
Previously Shazam would provide a link to the iTunes Store or to Rdio or Spotify, but would instead launch the respective apps instead of being able to play it directly within the app itself. By featuring Rdio integration, it would remove several steps in the identification to playing process, making it more seamless and convenient for the user.
According to Shazam’s update, “This release brings full track playback in Shazam, powered by Rdio. Once you’re connected, you can play any track and carry on listening to the music as you discover more in the app. Shazam a song to get started.”
However we should note that this will require the user to have the Rdio app installed and a Rdio account, so if you don’t have that already, you should probably go ahead and set it up. Shazam is expected to become even more convenient with the launch of iOS 8 as its song recognition features would be baked into iOS itself.