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TrackID is getting the heave-ho from Sony

by Josh Levenson | July 4, 2017July 4, 2017 3:00 pm PDT

Sony has announced that it’s shutting down its music recognition service, TrackID, on September 15, 2017. The application has been preloaded on the firm’s smartphones since 2005.

If you’re a frequent TrackID user, Sony recommends that you download Shazam as a replacement, though there are a number of other applications listed on the Play Store that work just as well.

As for migrating your TrackID history… Well, you’re out of luck; you can’t actually transfer your playlist to another application, but you can, of course, manually recreate it using a different platform.

Sony isn’t a stranger to killing off its applications

TrackID isn’t the first application that Sony’s axed and it certainly won’t be the last. Recently, the Japanese company decided to pull the plug on its Live on YouTube instant broadcasting service.

RIP, TrackID.


Josh Levenson

Josh Levenson is an avid technology enthusiast who writes news and the occasional how-to. He's also a self-proclaimed sneakerhead and has been an...