Apple has partnered Shazam to work on a song identification tool for iOS 8, according to reports from Bloomberg. The feature will allow users to identify a song using their iPhone or iPad’s microphone. The report states that users will be able to access the song identification feature via Apple’s digital voice assistant, Siri. Hence, Siri will answer once a user asks “What song is playing” as it will generate the data from Shazam which has more than 90 million users.
At the World Web Developers Conference, Apple just announced the long rumored iTunes Radio service. To be a part of the music player application, it will provide users access to about 200 curated stations. The service will also allow users to create custom radio stations based on music in their iTunes library. The service will learn based on your usage and will offer increasingly personalized music playlists. In addition, iTunes Radio will also let users listen to tracks from popular artists ahead of launch and will integrate with Siri. Interestingly, it will also be possible to tag and buy anything you hear which should put it in direct competition with the likes of Soundhound. Continue reading “Apple announces iTunes Radio with customized music streams, to be available later this year”