Available in the latest update for the Shazam Apps on iOS devices, coming soon to Android
New York & London – December 9, 2013 - Shazam®, the world’s leading media engagement company, today announced that the company’s latest update for its iOS apps seamlessly integrates with Rdio’s music streaming service, making it easy for Rdio users to listen to all of their Shazamed songs inside the Rdio app. With just a couple of steps, Shazam users can connect to Rdio, which instantly creates a new “My Shazam Tracks” playlist in Rdio that automatically updates with every new song a user Shazams.
“Streaming services have become a part of music lovers’ everyday lives,” said Shazam Chief Product Officer, Daniel Danker. “Simplicity has always been at the heart of the Shazam experience, and, today, Shazam builds on that simplicity by making it effortless for Rdio users to listen to all their Shazamed songs.”
When the more than 150 million Shazam iPhone, iPad or iPod touch users get this update, or when people download the new app, they will receive a message in their Shazam Newsfeed about the new Rdio playlist feature. Once they connect with Rdio and create the “My Shazam Tracks” playlist, all of the users’ existing Shazamed tracks will be imported into the playlist. Additionally, the app will add any new Shazamed songs to the playlist, automatically.
“Integration with Shazam’s service is a great fit that leverages both our strengths,” said Chris Becherer, Rdio’s Vice President of Product. “Shazam is the best way to discover new music when people are out at clubs, cafes and restaurants. This update makes it easy for Rdio users to relive an amazing night out, song for song, through the Rdio app."
The improved Rdio integration is available in the Free and Encore versions for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, and come with unlimited tagging, giving fans more opportunities to engage with music and television content. This feature will also launch on Android devices in the coming weeks.
Shazam is one of the most popular apps of all time, used by hundreds of millions of people globally to connect to the world around them. Building on its pioneering leadership in music identification, Shazam now helps people discover, interact with, and share video, audio, or printed content on TV, radio, movie screens, magazines, newspapers, packaged goods, and retail stores -- and now Shazam lets music fans follow their favorite artists to see their Shazams and share in the thrill of discovery. The app has exceeded 20 billion total Shazams since its launch, and users Shazam over 20 million times each day. For more information on how Shazam has created new technology tools for brands to utilize data visit www.shazam.com