Apple reportedly partnering with Shazam to integrate song-identification capabilities into iOS 8

By Himanshu Arora ยท 9 replies
Apr 17, 2014
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  1. Apple is working on a song identification feature for its upcoming iOS 8, according to Bloomberg. The Cupertino-based company is partnering with Shazam to bake the technology into Siri, its voice-activated search feature.

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  2. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    Every app I like Apple always somehow manages to sink their grasping greedy meathooks into and stuffs it up. :(
  3. drjekel_mrhyde

    drjekel_mrhyde TS Rookie Posts: 101   +7

    So like WP7.5-8.1
  4. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +422

    You have to be the most negative person to consistently post on this site in the 14+ years I've been here.

    How is Apple and Shazam working together for an iOS feature 'stuffing it up'?
    wastedkill likes this.
  5. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    This should have been in iOS a long time ago. Finally they get around to it.
  6. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,423   +350

    Didnt apple already have this feature to begin with??? I pretty sure I remember a advert showing an iphone ages ago being used to find out what a song is called, who cares if apps get integrated into the phone it means better performance, features, functionality, space, less time, etc etc etc....
  7. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    Maybe you haven't noticed it yet but let me take this opportunity to enlighten you **Everything Apple gets it's hands on suddenly comes with an inflated price tag**
    Shazam is free at the moment...
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2014
  8. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +422

    They are just partnering, not acquiring.
  9. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    And how do you think that'll end? If it works out and they see the opportunity to fleece more people, they'll buy them out. If it was Google or MS I wouldn't complain too much, but Apple...
  10. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +422

    It is also not really free is it? Its ad supported, you have to pay if you don't want ads. I don't see Apple acquiring them. Shazam is on multiple platforms and has competitors, it doesn't make sense to buy that, kill off everything that isn't iOS, when they could just pay them a licensing fee and drop the iOS integration at a point in the future if things aren't working out.

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