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Shazam update lets you buy tracks through Google Play Music integration

Looking up a track with Shazam will now allows you to purchase the song through Google Play Music. Play Music is also offering a 3 month subscription for $1.

Published onMarch 18, 2016

Shazam and Google Play Music

Shazam is implementing some major new integration into its Android app with its latest update. When you look up a song using Shazam, you will now be presented with a Google Play Music bar, which offers up buttons to listen or buy the track, along with an option to start a curated radio station based on the song you looked up.

The music identification app still plays host to integration with other music services, including Spotify, Pandora, Rhapsody, and Amazon Music. However, on Android it appears that Google Play Music will be the company’s major partner for now, complete with the largest banner.

“We created these features with music fans in mind. We’re constantly looking to streamline the listening and discovery experience. The Google Play Music Hub does just that. It’s more music with fewer taps.” – Shazam’s Greg Glenday

To promote the new integration, Google has launched a Play Music radio station that features the songs recently identified through Shazam. Google is also offering a three month trial subscription to the service for just $1. Remember, that also counts as a YouTube Red subscription, freeing you from ads for three months and offering up downloads for offline viewing as well, which makes it a very tempting offer.

You can download Shazam for free from the Google Play Store using the button below.