Bing Audio music matching expands to 14 new countries - get your groove on
Last week we reported that unconfirmed rumors on Reddit had hinted that Microsoft might be expanding it's Bing Audio music matching service. Today, the company announced that it would in fact be expanding the service into 14 new countries around the world. The music matching service is a great alternative to applications like Shazam, as it comes pre-bundled into the Windows Phone operating system.
New countries to receive the surface include Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, and Switzerland. The update will take some time to roll out, but once you find it available – hit the search key, then the music note to start identifying music playing around you.
Bing Audio will list any music you have matched into your history and if you have an Xbox Music subscription you can stream the new song with one click.
What do you use for music matching on your phone - does anyone prefer to use Shazam over Bing Audio?
Source: Windows Phone Blog
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BTW: I have only visual search for QR codes ("the eye" icon) in Bing in Poland, what's the purpose of this "little castle" icon that can be seen on the left side of the first screenshot?
• Bing starts faster & have a bigger database compared to both SoundHound & Shazam , but it doesn't work without an Internet connection unlike SoundHound & Shazam . • Shazam can recognize Arabic music (Khaliji to be specific) , but have a small database compared to Bing . • SoundHound have all the social stuff & have Voice Commands , but sometimes takes forever to start.