Popular song identifying app Shazam is getting tighter integration with streaming services Rdio and Spotify, bringing the ability to easily add songs they Shazam to playlists on either service without a premium subscription. The feature has been available to Rdio and Spotify's premium subscribers for a while now, but it is now rolling out to everyone that has their account linked to Shazam.
Shazam also announced that Rdio users who sign up through the Shazam app will now be able to take advantage of a 48-hour free trial of Rdio Unlimited. Once the free trial runs out, users will of course still be able to add songs to a playlist directly from Shazam.
Shazam Makes Music Discovery Even Easier with Rdio and Spotify
New Rdio Users Can Enjoy Free Trial of Rdio Unlimited and Listen to Full Tracks in Shazam
Users with Free Rdio and Spotify Accounts Can Now Add Shazamed Tracks to Playlists
New York, August 5, 2015 – Music fans asked, and Shazam listened. Today, Shazam announced upgraded features for both Rdio and Spotify users that will create new, seamless paths to discovery.
New Rdio users who sign up through Shazam will now get the perk of a 48-hour free trial of Rdio Unlimited, giving them full-track playback in Shazam, so that they can listen uninterrupted to playlists and top charts without ever having to leave the app. Once the trial is over, free Rdio users can still listen to previews of any track or playlist in Shazam and add songs to any of their Rdio playlists.
Free Rdio or Spotify users will now be able to add any song they Shazam to their playlists with just a few taps, making it easy to listen to new tracks later. Users can either automatically add their Shazams to a "My Shazam Tracks" playlist or choose a specific playlist. Rdio Unlimited and Spotify Premium users already enjoy this feature, as well as the ability to listen to full tracks, curated playlists and top charts right in Shazam.
"By working with our streaming partners, Shazam is making it simple for fans to do what they love most when they discover a new song or artist – sit back and listen," said Daniel Danker, Chief Product Officer, Shazam. "It's also never been easier to add tracks you discover to a playlist — just connect to Rdio or Spotify, and anytime you Shazam, we'll make sure those tracks are waiting for you on a playlist the next time you look."
The expanded features are available today for iOS and Android users.
Shazam is one of the world's most popular apps, used by more than 100 million people each month to magically connect to the world around them. Building on its pioneering leadership in music identification, Shazam now helps people discover, interact with, and share video, audio, or printed content on TV, radio, movie screens, magazines, newspapers, packaged goods, and retail stores — and now Shazam lets music fans follow their favorite artists to see their Shazams and share in the thrill of discovery. The app has exceeded 20 billion total Shazams since its launch, and users Shazam over 20 million times each day. For more information, visit www.shazam.com or follow us on Twitter @shazam