New York & London – February 10, 2014 – Shazam today launched the first phase of a fresh new design for its iPhone app. This new experience is part of a larger roll-out this month and combines the simplicity and speed of Shazam with a content-led result that invites Shazam’s users to engage more deeply with the music or television they discover.
“Simplicity in design and consumer experience has always been key to Shazam’s success,” said Daniel Danker, Chief Product Officer at Shazam. “No longer is matching a track the end of a journey, now it’s the easiest way to get the lyrics, see the music video, or discover more through Shazam’s recommendations.”
Over the coming weeks, Shazam’s more than 150 million iPhone users will see a new tag result experience as it is rolled out, with Android users getting it shortly thereafter. The new experience means Shazaming becomes the beginning of a journey, giving users effortless access to:
· A brand new look and feel for music and television results with easy access to previewing, buying, and sharing a track;
· Quick access to lyrics with a preview as soon as a track is matched;
· Direct access to the music video and additional videos related to a song; and,
· Recommendations unique to Shazam.
The new Shazam experience is available in the Free and Encore versions for iPhone. It comes with Auto Shazam, which enables users to automatically identify the media around them, and the News Feed, which presents users with content from their favorite artists, shows, and friends’ Shazam discoveries. This new experience 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