Apple Announces Shazam Acquisition

Apple Announces Shazam Acquisition

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Apple has officially confirmed the acquisition of Shazam, a popular app that lets you identify songs, TV shows, movies, and more.

“We are thrilled that Shazam and its talented team will be joining Apple,” Apple spokesperson Tom Neumayr said in a statement to BuzzFeed News. “Since the launch of the App Store, Shazam has consistently ranked as one of the most popular apps for iOS. Today, it’s used by hundreds of millions of people around the world, across multiple platforms.”

“Apple Music and Shazam are a natural fit, sharing a passion for music discovery and delivering great music experiences to our users,” Neumayr continued. “We have exciting plans in store, and we look forward to combining with Shazam upon approval of today’s agreement.”

It's unclear how much Apple paid for Shazam but it's believed to be less than half a billion. Please follow iClarified on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, or RSS for updates.

You can download Shazam from the App Store for free.

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Apple Announces Shazam Acquisition

D4xM4Nx - December 12, 2017 at 10:22am
Either Apple keeps Shazam intact, or us Encore users can request a refund.
D - December 11, 2017 at 5:46pm
I wonder if we’ll still have the option of opening the Shazam discovered music in Spotify now?
Adamov - December 12, 2017 at 6:49pm
Maybe not :(
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