Apple is planning to incorporate the popular Shazam service into the iOS for song recognition, when compared to Windows Phone new Cortana and Android’s Google Now, Siri is the only mobile phone operating system that didn’t have song identification built into its searching capabilities.
However, this might be incorporated into the next release of the iOS. According to Bloomberg, Apple is partnering with Shazam to let users listen to a song and discover its title and artist. In the near future launching Siri and say “What Song is Playing” will identify the tune and then give a link via Apple music services (iTunes) to purchase the tune.
The song-matching feature could boost Shazam, whose app was an early hit and has steered millions of song downloads through iTunes. The London-based company, with more than 90 million monthly users, has been weighing an initial public offering, Shazam Chief Executive Officer Rich Riley has said. Other Shazam executives have also previously discussed an IPO.