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Shazam gets into the augmented reality game with liquor

Shazam gets into the augmented reality game with liquor

Shazam is perhaps best known for being able to recognize and name that tune just by listening to it. Two years ago, it ventured into a new kind of recognition, recognizing objects, particularly QR codes, using a smartphone camera. Now it is embarking on the next leg of that journey, entering augmented reality territory. Interestingly, its first customer for its new AR platform is Beam Suntory, not a music company, but “the world’s third largest premium spirits company”.

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Shazam speeds up song identification with new Android shortcut

Shazam speeds up song identification with new Android shortcut

Shazam, the app for identifying songs, has just made it easier to get an ID before the song ends. Both the Android and iOS apps have been updated with new features, and the Android app in particular has received a firm-press shortcut to instantly start to 'shazaming,' cutting down on both taps and time. There's a small catch, though, if you want to use this feature.

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Shazam Lite for Android targets those with modest data, storage

Shazam Lite for Android targets those with modest data, storage

Shazam has announced the launch of a new app for Android called “Shazam Lite.” As with Facebook Lite and other similar apps, Shazam Lite does not require as much storage space on the device, and it doesn’t use up as much data, making it ideal for those with low-end handsets and limited data plans. The lite version of the Shazam app requires less than a single megabyte of storage space.

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Shazam for Android adds auto mode for background listening

Shazam for Android adds auto mode for background listening

Shazam, the handy app that figures out what song is playing on your behalf, just got a new auto mode that enables it to listen in the background. This new feature comes with the latest update, and is designed to make the entire process hands-free. If you’re walking through the store and hear a song you like, no need to stop and pull out your phone. Shazam will already be listening, will figure it out, and will add it to your list of songs.

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Shazam integration with Google Play Music adds button for buying tunes

Shazam integration with Google Play Music adds button for buying tunes

Music fans that have used Shazam to identify a song they hear and like will now have improved ways to buy the song or perform other tasks via Google Music. The latest versions of the app still allows you to identify a song and once the identification is complete, a large Google Play Music bar will be visible that has buttons to listen to the song, buy the song, or create a radio station based on the song. Google Music really wants Shazam users to try out its music service and is offering a 3-month play subscription for a dollar.

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