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[July 14, 2014]

Shazam Supercharges In-App Streaming with Full Song Playback

NEW YORK & LONDON --(Business Wire)--

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 (News - Alert) 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 (News - Alert) 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 (News - Alert) launching in the next few days. Additional streaming services to be added and announced in the coming weeks.

About Shazam

Shazam is one of the world's most popular apps that connects people to the world 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 475 million users in 200 countries, exceeds 90 million monthly active users, and is growing by over 13 million new users each month.

Shazam makes it easy for people to share their discoveries on Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp, Pinterest and Google (News - Alert)+. 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 StoreGoogle playAmazon App Store, and other app stores.

For further information about Shazam Entertainment visit www.shazam.com and @ShazamNews. You can also follow us on Facebook or Google+. For daily music updates follow the Shazam Blog and @Shazam.

The Shazam, Shazam Encore, Shazam for TV names and icons are trademarks of Shazam Entertainment Limited.


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