Shazam App Will Soon Become Ad-Free For All Users
CUPERTINO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 24, 2018--
Apple® today announced it has completed its acquisition of Shazam®, one
of the world’s most popular and highly-rated music apps, used by
hundreds of millions of people worldwide.
“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 for music fans everywhere,” said Oliver Schusser, Apple’s
vice president of Apple Music®. “With a shared love of music and
innovation, we are thrilled to bring our teams together to provide users
even more great ways to discover, experience and enjoy music.”
Shazam lets users identify songs simply by listening to the music
playing around them. The app will soon offer its experience ad-free for
all users so everyone can enjoy the best of Shazam without interruption.
Shazam has been downloaded over 1 billion times around the world, and
users identify songs using the Shazam app over 20 million times each
day. With pioneering innovation in music identification, Shazam helps
people discover, interact with and share video, audio or printed content
across devices and mediums — and allows music fans to follow their
favorite artists and share in the thrill of discovery.
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the
Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with
iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software
platforms — iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS — provide seamless experiences
across all Apple devices and empower people with breakthrough services
including the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay and iCloud. Apple’s more
than 100,000 employees are dedicated to making the best products on
earth, and to leaving the world better than we found it.
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