Popular song identification app Shazam has just been updated to version 9.3 with a number of improvements.
A big Apple Watch improvement
The biggest addition is for Apple Watch users. The app is now completely optimized for WatchOS 2, meaning that the app can work faster to identify the song being played. At least using my watch, the app was noticeably snappier.
Here’s an interactive preview of the app from our sister site WatchAware. It was also named as one of our Top 10 Apple Watch Apps of 2015.
Better with Spotify
If you’re a Spotify user, Shazam has also improved its integration with the streaming music service thanks to a number of bug fixes.
Using the feature, you can add any Shazam track to a specific Spotify playlist and listen to any full song directly from Shazam. All saved Shazams can be viewed in the My Shazam Tracks playlist in Spotify.
Here are the rest of the changes:
We’ve added sharing to the News Feed, so you can now tell your friends when your favorite artist Shazams a new tune. Scroll down on the home screen to take a look.
For those of you with an iPad, v9.3 includes brand-new artist pages, where you can see all the latest activity from artists you follow.
When you Shazam, you’ll now get videos, lyrics, top tracks, and quick access to share your discoveries. You can also listen to any chart or a playlist of your Shazams with the new player – tap on any Play All button to give it a go!
There are two different Shazam apps that can be downloaded now on the App Store. Both are designed for the iPhone/iPod touch and all iPad models. Shazam is free but an ad-supported experience. Shazam Encore is $6.99 and free of any ads.
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