London, UK - March 25, 2011 – Shazam ®, the world’s leading mobile discovery provider, announced today that Shazam Encore on Android is featured as the “Free App of the Day” on the newly launched Amazon app store for Android. Now, Amazon customers can join the more than 100 million-strong community of Shazamers worldwide in discovering, purchasing and sharing new music with Shazam’s Free and Premium Apps available on the store.
“This is a natural union of the world’s most popular mobile discovery application and one of the world’s most respected consumer brands,” said David Jones, Executive Vice President for Marketing, at Shazam. “Amazon has always given customers a streamlined way to purchase a wide range of products. Now, they’ve extended their reach to mobile apps, making it easy for customers with Android phones to download Shazam and start discovering new music and other content.”
Amazon’s customers who download the Shazam App will have immediate access to learn more about the artist or band, read song lyrics, get tour information and access the Shazam Tag Chart.
“Shazam is a popular App delivering a great discovery experience for both music and TV and we’re pleased to be featured on the store,” said Alex Musil, Executive Vice President Product Marketing, at Shazam. “Together, we have created a totally integrated experience for mobile customers, simplifying the process of downloading the Shazam App, discovering music and buying tracks from the AmazonMP3 App.”
New users can download Shazam Encore for Free at www.amazon.com/appstore; or after today get Shazam with five tags per month or pay the standard one-time fee of $4.99 to access the full-featured Shazam Encore to recieve unlimited tagging and exclusive features. When customers get Shazam from the Amazon app store they can use the App on any of their Android devices providing they have Android OS 1.6 or higher.
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