Shazam now lets you purchase 'shazamed' songs directly from Google Play Music

Shazam has announced the launch of the Google Play Music Hub. This new feature enables consumers who have shazamed music on their Android-powered smartphone to stream and purchase said songs from the Google Play Store. As well as playing and buying individual tracks, the new hub will also allow a station to be launched that has been curated by specific musical taste, beginning with the most recently shazamed track.

To celebrate the launch, Google is offering Shazam users the chance to try out three months of Google Play Music for just $1. This is an absolute steal of a deal, unlocking access to not only music, but also YouTube Red membership and more. Shazam chief revenue Greg Glenday commented on the announcement:

"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."

You should be able to take advantage of the new functionality today, so be sure to download Shazam from the Google Play Store. Hit us up in the comments with how you're getting on.

Rich Edmonds