Walmart’s new smartboard music music software sells out
Wal-Mart has sold out its new music software that uses Apple’s proprietary technology to recognize song lyrics and play them back on a smartphone or iPad, the company said Tuesday.
The company said it expects to begin selling the software later this year and it’s not available on its website.
It also said it plans to offer other music recognition software that works with the Apple Music service.
Walmart’s software has a limited selection of songs and the company has not said how many songs are currently available.
It did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Associated Press.
Apple has said it will provide more music recognition capabilities to its Music app later this month.
It is the company’s most ambitious effort yet to bring music recognition to smartphones.
Wal-Mart’s new software also requires a phone or tablet with a camera or other digital sensors to detect songs, the AP found.
It requires the smartphone to have access to a Wi-Fi network and a microphone.
The new software does not require a subscription to the Music app, and it does not use any music recognition technology that is built into Apple devices.