If you have the Shazam application on your iPhone, iPod touch, or Android, there’s good news: The app just got even cooler.
Now with the update available for Apple iOS today, Android coming up, users can tag music and immediately upload it on Facebook to share with their friends. They will also have access to a news feed featuring songs their friends have tagged if they also have the app and activated the update.
This is a perfect alternative to swapping of YouTube links or media files; your friends who share your musical taste can know right away what music you’re digging.
If you’re unfamiliar with Shazam, it works like this: You download the app on your mobile phone or iPod touch and hold it up to a song that’s playing on the radio in your car, in a coffee shop, in a store etc. Hold it still for about a minute and the app will tell you the name of the song and the artist. You then have the option to buy the song, share it on Twitter, Facebook, or email.
“Over three million songs are Shazamed each day, and thousands of these are shared individually by people on Facebook every day,” said Alex Musil, Executive Vice President Product Marketing, at Shazam in a press release. “Shazam Friends now makes it effortless for you to see, preview, add to your tag list, and buy a track that your friends have discovered or listened to using Shazam.”
If you have enough friends who have the app, it could be a cool way to discover new music through a continuously updating list.
How do you discover new music through social media?