Apple now officially owns Shazam
September 25, 2018

Music recognition service is one of the popular smartphone apps.

Shazam has been around for a while, even before smartphone became famous. But its app is what made the company what it is now, a tool for users that lets them identify a song that’s playing.

Apple announced that it has completed the acquisition of the company, where the deal was initially made last year. The $400 million purchase of Shazam was delayed due to an investigation by the EU over antitrust issues.

Apple has also announced that the app will now be completely ad-free on both the iOS and Android version. Shazam has currently been downloaded more than 1 billion times with a reported 20 million daily users. Shazam’s integration with Apple is now evident in its use on iOS through Siri’s song recognition features.

by Victor Philip Ortiz
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff. Passionate for all things tech - you’ll normally find him tinkering with the latest gadgets and computer peripherals. He is an avid collector of Blu-ray discs and occasionally plays on his Xbox.
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