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Facebook Intros New Way to Share TV Shows and Songs with Friends

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Thought your Facebook Newsfeed could not possibly be littered with more junk? Think again. For media connoisseurs that just have to share with the world what they are watching and listening to, Facebook is introducing a new sharing feature – audio identification for TV, movies, and music.

If you have ever used Shazam or ever had Google Now identify a song, you are already familiar with how the new functionality works. When you are writing a status update in the Facebook app, an audio icon will move, indicating the app is using your phone’s microphone to identify a TV show, movie, or music. If Facebook finds a match, you can then choose to add the media to your status. 

Different types of media will appear in your status different ways. Songs will pop up as a 30-second preview. TV shows will indicate the season and episode you are watching. And movies will link to an official Facebook page, as is the current behavior.

Facebook says the feature will be available on Android and iOS “in the coming weeks.” The functionality will be off by default, so remember to opt-in if you want to try it out.

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Via: Facebook
  • Room641

    No Such Agency

  • fd2blk78

    There literally is no more privacy in the world. To whoever is listening (presently company excluded of course) “suck a fat one!”

  • 213ninja

    at least it’s off by default.

  • Droid Ronin

    All the more reason to use Facebook less and less. I hope Twitter will keep its UI uncluttered.

    • A WOMAN ON MENOPAUSE

      Lol get over your self

  • UniBroW

    I’ll still be using the mobile website, while avoiding the fb app with my tinfoil hat on. personally gave up on it awhile ago when i couldn’t stand it pinging my gps (i know there are workarounds for this ‘problem’) and it really irritated me when the fb app would decide to go rogue and chew through my battery.

    • Jason Kahn

      It kept showing me photos I should share, even though I had auto upload off. Dropped the app the mobile website is good enough

  • Cael

    Facebook is trying so hard to not be the next Myspace but everything it’s doing makes it obvious that it is the next Myspace.

    • A WOMAN ON MENOPAUSE

      were you even around during the myspace days? I was. I created my account shortly after the service went live

      problem with myspace, aside from the profiles was that it was aimed mostly at teens. facebook is aimed at everyone and is not going away anytime soon. no matter how much google plus nerds cry….

      • Sky

        you are very good at replying too all these comments from the kitchen.. get back to work !

        • michael arazan

          Make us a sammich!

  • MacNificent

    I only have Facebook to look through my female friend’s beach pictures when I’m in the mood (to).
    And to know friends and family’s birthdays.

    • Shane Redman

      I found a way to port birthdays into a google calendar….then use Instagram to stare at beach pics…..I know it’s still owned by FB, but it’s one less app. ;-)

    • El_Big_CHRIS

      This guy gets it

      • A WOMAN ON MENOPAUSE

        Actually he’d get it if he ask one of them out. Not secretly stare at their photos at 3:00 in the morning

        • El_Big_CHRIS

          *sigh*

    • A WOMAN ON MENOPAUSE

      What are you 12

  • Kim Loral

    Nothing is safe anymore, trust no more on tech says http://bit.ly/1qVsRFE

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Omg… Facebooks is starting to remind me of Samsung….it’s just a random blur of features. Whether necessary or unnessary.

  • shooter50

    Too bad Google + blows so bad. I would love to drop Facebook, but there is currently no worthwhile replacement for my purposes.

    • Shane Redman

      you could just not use it anyway…

      • shooter50

        i have a business page. not using Facebook or something else is not an option

        • Shane Redman

          Ah, yeah, that makes sense then. Darn this digital age…

          • A WOMAN ON MENOPAUSE

            what you smoking?

          • Shane Redman

            Peace Pipe?

        • Roger K.

          Well, unless you are okay with paying for page visibility… you should look for a better options for connecting with users.

          • shooter50

            I’m not too concerned with page views. 90% of my business comes from instagram. i refer my instagram inquiries to my Facebook page so they can view my work in a larger size and communicate privately. i could do a website, but i get more hits in one week than i would get on a website in a year. Facebook serves my purpose and is free, but i would have no problem leaving if there was a legit alternative. unfortunately Google + isn’t it

          • A WOMAN ON MENOPAUSE

            Many people fail to realize that you need to go where your customers are not with what ever you think is cool or hip…

            It’s why Google plus nerds will never own a business.

          • shooter50

            i don’t think the Google plus nerds are so much pro Google plus as they are anti Facebook. it’s the same crowd that hates samsung, Amazon and most other extremely successful companies. Google gets a pass because they are deemed as being good, just as the apple fanboys give apple a pass despite their overpriced products made in Chinese sweat shops. i don’t begrudge Facebook or Zuckerberg for their success. i just would like an alternative

          • A WOMAN ON MENOPAUSE

            Most everyone is on Facebook so

          • michael arazan

            Actually there is an exodus from facebook and new studies show that young people don’t even have a FB account

      • A WOMAN ON MENOPAUSE

        ROFL.

        you funny sir

      • creed

        I stopped using facebook several months ago. I can’t believe how much time is wasted on that site. I don’t miss it at all either.

        • A WOMAN ON MENOPAUSE

          Wasted time? Sure let’s waste time on droid life and google plus

          • creed

            You have almost commented on every comment on just one article. Maybe you should go back to facebook.

    • kyle

      I don’t see why you think google plus sucks so bad.. its way better than facebook.. the UI is so nice.. intregrates amazingly with android.. oh i get it.. you’re still pissde about the youtube comments thing.. get over it.. maybe stop commenting on youtube videos and you can be at peace with it

  • jb

    yet another reason I’m happy I disabled my Facebook account

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      Don’t cheat. If you want off of facebook. Delete the entire thing. “Disabled” only means logged out.

      • jb

        I couldn’t figure out how. all I could come up with was to delete each friend, picture, etcetera one by one, and then change my name and email address. That is way more work than I was willing to put into it

        • A WOMAN ON MENOPAUSE

          its called deactvaction.. after 14 days I believe your account gets in the pool for deletion.

          • bkosh84

            But they still own your soul and everything that belongs with it. Regardless if you deactivate your account or not.

          • A WOMAN ON MENOPAUSE

            Much like google huh!

        • Good_Ole_Pinocchio
    • A WOMAN ON MENOPAUSE

      so?

      • Kursive

        What are you, 12?