Shazam

Apple Celebrates Shazam’s 20th Birthday, Reveals Most-Searched Songs

Apple-owned music discovery platform Shazam turns 20 today. The company, which acquired Shazam back in September 2018, has announced an exclusive music playlist to commemorate the anniversary. According to Apple, Shazam has also surpassed 70 billion song recognitions in its lifetime. As of June 2021, the service was averaging over 1 billion song matches per...

Apple’s Shazam Launches Chrome Extension, Then Pulls It

Shazam's new Chrome Extension is designed to help users identify what’s playing in a "Netflix or YouTube video, that Soundcloud mix or in a Twitch streamed video game," that's running in one of their Chrome tabs, but it is simply broken for several users — reports 9to5Google. The Apple-owned music discovery app, which matches more...

Apple-Owned Shazam Now Matches Over 1 Billion Songs Per Month

Apple Music VP Oliver Schusser has today revealed that Shazam has crossed the 1 billion Shazams per month milestone, 9to5Mac is reporting. The company also said that Dance Monkey by Tones and I is the most Shazamed track of all time. Shazam was acquired by Apple back in 2018 and ever since, the iPhone maker...

Shazam Gets New Look, Notification Features, Web App

Shazam for iPhone and iPad was updated in the App Store this morning with several new features. Shazam has today received a new update that brings a new look as well as a number of improvements including the way it syncs with Apple Music and Spotify. Trending charts that highlight global trends in Shazam are now...

Get Apple Music for Free via Shazam, for Up to 5 Months

According to 9to5Mac, Apple is currently giving away up to five months of free Apple Music to anyone who hasn't subscribed to the music streaming service before, similar to the promo Apple ran between Black Friday and Cyber Monday last year. Apple Music is notorious for offering months' worth of free subscriptions to customers, former subscribers...

Apple Music Black Friday Offer: Get 6 Months Free in Canada, US, UK

If you’ve never subscribed to Apple Music before, now may be the time to give the music streaming service a try, with the following Black Friday offer. Apple acquired the app Shazam back in December 2017 and it’s still alive and well in the App Store. Right now, from November 29 to December 2, there’s...

Apple Music Announces New ‘Shazam Discovery Top 50’ Trending Chart

Apple Music on Tuesday launched a playlist in collaboration with music discovery service Shazam that highlights new and emerging artists. According to a new report from TechCrunch, the playlist, called the "Shazam Discovery Top 50," will highlight the top 50 songs from emerging artists that are trending in Canada, the United States, and 9 other countries....

Apple Officially Acquires Shazam, App Will Go Ad-Free Soon for All Users

Back in December 2017, Apple acknowledged reports it had acquired music-recognition app Shazam, and today the company made it official, announcing the acquisition in a press release. “Apple and Shazam have a long history together. Shazam was one of the first apps available when we launched the App Store and has become a favorite app...

EU Competition Commission Delays Apple’s Shazam Deal

Last month, the European Commission, which has previously expressed concerns about big companies acquiring small but data-rich rivals, said that it would decide by April 23 whether to allow Apple to acquire Shazam with or without conditions, or open a four-month long investigation into the buyout. Today, the EU's competition commission has announced the launch of an in-depth investigation into...