Shazam brings back Spotify support with its latest update
Shazam is currently in the process of distributing a much-anticipated functionality update for its official Android client via the Google Play Store. Technically it’s not an upgrade, though, simply because it just a reinstatement of a feature that was previously present in the application.
Back in May, the marketing team over at Shazam decided to remove Spotify integration from the free version of its application for both Android and iOS in the hope of securing an exclusivity deal with music streaming giant, Deezer.
At the time, Shazam claimed that it was’ trialling different streaming partners to see which are used by more of our users,’ and in its defence Shazam did state that Spotify support could be reinstalled at a later date, but the exact time frame remained a mystery. Up until now, that is.
Starting today, Android users in Brazil, Germany, Mexico and the United Kingdom will once again be able to identify unknown songs then play, queue and favourite them using their Spotify account from inside the free edition of the Shazam application. They will also be able to create a playlist containing all of their tagged songs in Shazam and sync it directly to Spotify. Now that’s pretty cool.
To install the update, simply open up the Play Store on your device, toggle the hamburger menu by swiping in from the left-hand side of the screen, select ‘My Apps’ and click on Shazam. Then, hit the update button and the application will instantly start to download and install the upgrade from the Google Play servers.
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