New York and London – July 14, 2014 – Today, Shazam® announced a major update featuring supercharged streaming that allows users to go “beyond the preview” with full song playback, currently powered by Rdio. This feature further establishes Shazam as a hub for effortless music exploration by allowing users to enjoy the music they discover without leaving the app.
“Shazaming a song is just the beginning of a listener’s journey,” said Daniel Danker, Chief Product Officer for Shazam. “Now, in partnership with Rdio, fans can listen to the music they discover without even leaving the app, making Shazam a terrific place to enjoy great music."
With the current version, Rdio subscribers will now see a redesigned play button that allows them to listen to the full track after Shazaming a song. Rdio subscribers will also be able to access two recently launched features:
· Your Shazamed Tracks: A new automatic playlist feature that creates a list within Rdio of all the tracks a user has Shazamed
· “Add to Playlist” button: Allows users to choose additional Rdio playlists into which they can put the songs they Shazam
Fans who aren’t subscribers will be prompted to install Rdio from the App Store.
“We are thrilled to be the first streaming music service to power Shazam’s new in-app song playback,” said Chris Becherer, SVP of Product at Rdio. “This partnership helps us deliver on our promise to be everywhere music is being discovered.”
The update also includes enhanced Facebook sharing. It’s now easier than ever for users to share songs they discover on Shazam as well as to invite friends to download the app and share their own discoveries.
This update is available today on iOS, with an update for Android launching in the next few days. Additional streaming services to be added and announced 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