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Shazam Update Features a Great New TV Experience, Music Content and an Innovative Facebook Integration

Press Release   •   May 15, 2014 02:00 EDT

New York and London – May 15, 2014 -- Shazam® is bringing you exciting new ways to engage with the world around you.  A major feature of this month’s update is a streamlined second-screen experience for television in the U.S.  Plus, Shazam has added great new content in the music results and has integrated even more with Facebook.

TV in the U.S.:  Shazam is the fastest way to find out more about the show, the cast, and the music featured in the show. With today’s update, users will see a new look that makes it easier to get all the content they want around their favorite dramas, comedies, reality shows and more.  Shazam users can Shazam any show on the 160 channels that Shazam supports in the U.S.

Music:  Since December, Shazam has brought users new music, great videos, and interviews with artists they like. With today's update, this fresh new content will be featured in the result whenever a user Shazams a song, building on the recently launched new design recently introduced.  It’s the perfect way to keep fans updated about their favorite artists. 

Facebook:  Shazam is a launch partner for an innovative new integration that’s part of the new Facebook Audience Network.  This means that users who have Facebook loaded on their mobile device will receive customized ad results in a native module within the Shazam result.  This serves users a non-intrusive experience while brands will be able to better communicate with engaged consumers.

Shazam has been rolling out its new look and great new features with monthly updates that give users an improved experience with easy access to previewing, buying, and sharing their discoveries.  The new updates launch today on iOS, with Android just around the corner.

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 www.shazam.com