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Shazam, a media identification service, on Monday released an update to its iOS application in the App Store.

The enhancements include deeper integration with Spotify and Rdio with the ability to listen to full tracks and rate them with the player, more reliable saving of your Shazams to a dedicated playlist in Spotify or Rdio, consolidated charts and other goodies.

Both the free Shazam 8.3 app for the iPhone and iPad and the $7 Shazam Encore have received these new features in their respective updates.

After authorizing your Rdio or Spotify account with Shazam, you’ll be able to rate songs and listen to full tracks available on Spotify/Rdio, right within the Shazam app.

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The app will save identified songs to a ‘My Shazam Tracks’ playlist in Spotify or Rdio, a feature that should now be running smoothly thanks to a few bug fixes.

Lastly, you can now access Global chart, Trending Shazams and more, under the new Charts tab.

Shazam 8.3 changelog:

  • It’s easier than ever to connect to Spotify or Rdio – tap ‘Play All’ on any list of songs or go to Settings. You can then listen to full tracks and rate them with the player.
  • Once you’ve connected, all your Shazams will be saved to a ‘My Shazam Tracks’ playlist in Spotify or Rdio. We’ve fixed a few issues so this should now be running smoothly.
  • All the Shazam charts are now in one place. Tap the Charts tab to get instant access to the Global chart, Trending Shazams and more.
  • Automatically find popular music around you with Auto Shazam. Flip the switch on your homescreen and it will carry on matching, even when you leave the app.

Grab Shazam 8.3 for the iPhone and iPad free in the App Store.

The ad-free $7 Shazam Encore premium app is also available with unlimited tagging and other advanced features.

iOS 7.0 or later is required.

  • Paymon John Vafa

    has anyone used both shazam and soundhound? Which one is better? My rationalization of keeping soundhound was for the spotify integration. I love how it automatically adds music to the spotify “soundhound” playlist.