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Shazam for Mac, Now That's Magic

Press Release   •   Jul 31, 2014 03:00 EDT

Shazam launches the first-ever music and more recognition experience for your Mac

New York and London – July 31, 2014Shazam® today announced Shazam for Mac, which effortlessly recognizes the music, TV shows or TV ads playing around you. The app you’ve come to rely on as your go-to musical expert has arrived on your Mac. Operating seamlessly in the background, Shazam for Mac can name that tune, TV show or advertisement in seconds.  The new experience gives you uninterrupted access to explore the world around you without digging out your phone.  

Shazam on mobile instantaneously answers fans' questions about what's playing around them, at the touch of a button.  The magic of Shazam for Mac, is that it anticipates and answers these questions before they're even asked,” said Shazam Chief Product Officer Daniel Danker.

When you download Shazam onto your Mac, you will be given the option to activate the app’s auto function to identify surrounding music, TV shows and TV ads. Shazam for Mac runs quietly behind the scenes, but springs to life when it finds a song, show, or ad you should know about, creating a playlist as it goes. Mac users can now effortlessly find it, share it, and buy it. Shazam also provides instant access to lyrics and more tracks by the artists you discover.

Shazam for Mac is available on the Mac App Store today.

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