Apple reportedly integrating Shazam song detection into iOS

Bloomberg reports that Apple is working on a music identification feature for iOS that will allow iPhone and iPad users to use their device’s microphone to work out what song is playing. Sources familiar with the feature say that the company is partnering with Shazam Entertainment, which has its own song detection app, to build the software into iOS itself.

Shazam, which asks users to hold their device near a sound source while it matches the music against an extensive database, currently has more than 90 million monthly users across a range of devices and operating systems. But the app, which comes free with ad support, or for $ 5.99 without, necessitates a download from the relevant app store.

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