Sony is currently sending out a note to its users, notifying them that it will be shutting down its TrackID music recognition service soon. Sony TrackID is found on most Sony devices, and is similar to services such as Shazam, SoundHound, and Google’s “what’s this song?”. The company will be closing down TrackID on 15 September 2017.
The notice is currently being shown to TrackID users using the app. The company did not provide a specific reason; they are simply saying that “all businesses move forward, and sometimes this means that apps are discontinued”. Sony is recommending users to try out Shazam instead, providing them a direct download link.
So, what about your existing data of all the music you’ve tried to identify in the past? They will be gone, and Sony says that “your TrackID history can’t be transferred to another app”. This means that you have no choice but to manually list down your songs. Meanwhile, you can take up Sony’s suggestion and start using Shazam now instead of TrackID.
This is not the first time Sony is killing off its own services. Last August, Sony informed users that it will be shutting down its PlayMemories cloud storage feature. The move was completed on 31 March 2017.
(Source: Android Police)