Music streaming service Spotify and music identification service Shazam have announced a partnership that lets you identify music playing on the radio or anywhere else by using the Shazam app on an Android or iOS device and then start playing the song on your phone by just by tapping the “Play in Spotify button.”

In order to use the new feature you’ll need the latest Shazam Premium app, plus the Spotify Mobile apps — which is currently only available in Europe. So US residents need not apply. Update: Scratch that, Spotify launched in the US in July.

Shazam is expected to add the feature to its free app soon as well.

Brad Linder

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