Shazam for Android adds Google Play Music streaming, purchasing

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Next time you fire up Shazam to identify a song, you'll be able to stream or buy it directly from Google Play.

This update solves a major hindrance for Android owners who were locked out of connecting a new track to Google's music store and streaming service.

After Shazam finds a song, it now presents a button to buy the song in the Google Play Store. Or you can use a drop-down menu to select listening through Play Music All Access or existing choices: Rdio, Beats, and Spotify. 

The new feature requires updating your Shazam app, so if you don't see the Google Play button, hit the Play Store and grab the latest version (it may take a couple days for the latest version to appear for you).

This is another nice catch-up feature for Play Music All Access, which recently added the ability to find and listen to public playlists to the Android app. Until this rumored integration with YouTube streaming happens, it needs to keep adding features like this to remain competitive with streaming king Spotify and new Apple darling Beats.

This story, "Shazam for Android adds Google Play Music streaming, purchasing" was originally published by Greenbot.

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