Shazam has rolled out an update to their app for Android that has an interesting tie to Google Play Music. With this update, when you are having the app listen to the music that is playing around you, it will provide you a link to purchase that song from within Google Play Music. This complements the ability the app already has to buy music through Amazon Music and other services but it appears now that Google is the path they want you to go.
It is a good feature for those who use both apps as now you can quickly go to Google Play Music to purchase the song or, if you are an Unlimited member, you can download it for free to listen to offline or add it to your library. No more having to switch between the apps manually.
To get this new feature, you will have to have the latest version of the Shazam app on your phone and obviously Google Play Music too. There is nothing else you have to do. The Google banner will appear in the app once it has identified the song and it’s kinda hard to miss given it is the dominant banner in the app now.
Source: The Verge