Shazam 8.2 gets more personal, now plays full playlists with Spotify and Rdio

Music identification app Shazam has received a major update today to version 8.2. It adds new features to the home screen of the app, a new way to play music, and deeper integration with Spotify and Rdio.

Shazam's new home screen makes it easy to keep up with the artists you like, along with keeping up with what is trending with other users through quick access to Shazam's charts. If you and your friends have logged in with Facebook, then you can also see what artists they have used Shazam with.

The app features a new Play All button, and better integration with music services. You'll find it in the Home, My Shazam, and Explore sections. It allows you to play full playlists in Shazam when connected to Spotify or Rdio. If you like a track that you're listening to in Shazam's new music player, you can now swipe right to add that track to the My Shazam section. In addition to playing full tracks, you can also add a Shazam track to any playlist in Spotify, and Shazam will also add its own playlist.

The latest Shazam update is available for download now from the Google Play Store.

Joseph Keller