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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 the world’s leading media engagement company connecting people to the media around them through their mobile device. When a user shazams a song or TV show, they are able to identify, explore, purchase and share that content. One of the world’s top ten apps, Shazam reaches more than 420 million users in 200 countries, exceeds 80 million monthly active users, and is growing by another 13 million new users each month.
Shazam makes it easy for people to share their discoveries on Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp, Pinterest and Google+. And to purchase through iTunes, Amazon and Google Play. For people who don't yet have the Shazam application on their smartphone, it is available for FREE on every major platform and can be found on iTunes App Store, Google play, Amazon App Store, and other app stores.
Shazam Media enquiries: PR@shazamteam.com
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