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Shazam Launches New Android App with Lightning Fast Recognition, Beautiful Modern Design and Streamlined Purchasing on Amazon

Press Release   •   Aug 30, 2013 05:30 EDT

New York and London – August 29, 2013 - Shazam®, the world’s leading media engagement company, today announced the release of Shazam version 4.0 for Android, the latest update of the Shazam App which is optimized for all Android devices, including Android tablets like the new Nexus 7 tablet from Google.  The new version features Shazam’s lightning fast identification of the music, TV shows or ads they like, giving users a result in as little as one second.  Additionally, the release includes an elegant new look and feel that makes it easier than ever to discover and experience more about the music and television, buy on Amazon and share their finds with friends.  

"Android devices come in a huge variety of shapes and sizes, and today's Shazam update delivers a dazzling experience across the range,” said Daniel Danker, Shazam’s Chief Product Officer.  “Android is our fastest growing platform with more than 80 million people who love Shazam and this is the first of a number of exciting innovations for all our Android users on smartphones and tablets."

When people either download the app to their Android device or update the version they already have, they get access to:

·  Shazam’s core features for music – now in a beautiful new design – including: information about the song and artist, music videos, lyrics, sharing on social networks, and more.

·  An exciting new UI featuring an updated listening screen.  Shazam has replaced the “sweep” action with an updated blue Shazam dial that responds to music;

·  Improved album artwork.  Now, when looking at new tag results for music or TV ads or shows, the artwork is larger and more engaging, and and makes it easy for people to listen to a sample of the music and purchase the track or album from Amazon;

·  Optimization for Android tablet devices, giving users a fantastic new full-screen interface to make discovery a more fun and engaging experience.

Additionally, Shazam recently made it easier than ever to buy music at Amazon via Shazam on Android devices, giving users an easy and fast solution for downloading their favorite tracks or albums straight to their device. If users do not yet have the Amazon MP3 app on their Android device, they can purchase directly from a mobile-optimized HTML5 experience by Amazon.

All versions of Shazam for Android devices come with unlimited tagging, giving fans more opportunities to engage with music and television content.

About Shazam

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