Earlier this month, Shazam updated its official iOS app to enable instant listening of tagged songs on Apple Music. Not to be outdone, SoundHound has also updated its own music recognition and discovery app with a similar feature integrated with Apple’s new music streaming service, which was launched earlier today.
Listen to full-length songs on Apple Music
In addition to its existing integrations with Spotify and Rdio, SoundHound for iOS now integrates with Apple Music to let you quickly and easily listen to your tagged and discovered songs in their entirety on Apple’s on-demand music streaming service.
After identifying or browsing for a song, just tap on the new “Listen Now on Apple Music” option on the song page to be taken directly to the Music app, which has just been updated to support Apple Music with the release of iOS 8.4. Note that for the integration to work, you need to be subscribed to Apple Music, which is available with a free three-month trial.
Apple Music integration in SoundHound is a nice addition, especially for users who are not into Rdio or who have just ditched Spotify.
One-tap access to Beats 1
Going a step further than Shazam, SoundHound is also promoting the new global radio streaming station included in Apple Music, Beats 1, which is accessible on the Music app whether you’re subscribed to Apple’s on-demand music streaming service or not. On song pages, there’s now also an option to listen to the Beats 1 broadcast with just one tap directly from within SoundHound.
Get houndin’ and listenin’
The app is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad running iOS 7.0 or later. It’s also optimized for Apple Watch with an extension for one-tap song tagging and scrolling lyrics right from the wrist.
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