Shazam brings its music-recognition techniques to Samsung’s TVs
Samsung Electronics on Thursday announced the release of a new update for its 2017 Smart TV platform to support Shazam. The update adds Shazam to the Smart Hub of 2017 Samsung Smart TVs and will allow users to find out what song is playing on a TV show or movie by simply clicking a button on their screen, irrespective whether it’s live TV or content delivered over High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI).
Samsung didn’t reveal when the feature would be made available and to which markets it plans to expand to.
Shazam is one of the world’s most popular music apps and just last year the company declared that over a billion users had downloaded its app.
To recall, early this year at CES, the Korean tech major disclosed that many new features along with Shazam were coming to its Smart Hub, albeit the world’s largest consumer electronic goods manufacturer didn’t reveal when the feature would be made available and to which markets it plans to expand to.
For those unfamiliar, Shazam offers users the option to stream the music they’ve identified and create playlists that can be accessed at any time. Further, the smartphone maker’s Smart Hub provides the music content through streaming partners which include Spotify, Napster and Deezer to those who subscribe to any of these services.
Shazam is already available in Samsung’s Smart Hub in South Korea, United States, United Kingdom, France and Germany.