The Shazam update includes direct Apple Music Classical support

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Shazam’s latest update brings Apple Music Classical support directly to the iPhone, allowing the two classical music apps to work seamlessly together.

Shazam, the mainstay of song recognition, has been updated with Apple Music Classical support on iPhone, making it easier than ever to recognize an unfamiliar classic song with seamless integration. The To update Works with iPhones running iOS 15.4 or later and iPads running iPadOS 15 and later.

Launched in March through Apple’s acquisition of Primephonic, Apple Music Classical offers more than five million classical music tracks – the most extensive classical music streaming library. The service is included with an Apple Music subscription. Apple Music Classical provides precise search results by composer, work, opus number, conductor, artist and more.

Apple has integrated Shazam across its numerous platforms since Apple acquired the song identification company in 2018 for a reported $400 million. This update bridges the gap between two of Apple’s major music service acquisitions and makes it easier for classical music lovers to find and enjoy their favorite tunes.

Meanwhile, Apple’s services segment, including Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade and others, beat analysts’ expectations for the first quarter of this year, despite an overall troubled economic landscape.

While Apple’s reported revenue for the March quarter of 2023 fell 3 percent year-on-year to $94.8 billion, revenue from the company’s services segment set a new record of $20.9 billion.

iPhone sales were expected to fall by about 4 percent due to economic challenges that led to a cut in consumer spending. Still, smartphone sales rose 1.5 percent year-on-year to $51.3 billion.

“We are pleased to report an all-time record for services and a record March quarter for iPhone, despite the difficult macroeconomic environment, and that our installed base of active devices reached an all-time high,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO.

Conversely, sales across most Apple product lines fell significantly in the quarter, with Mac sales down 31 percent to $7.2 billion and iPad sales down 13 percent to $6.7 billion.