One of the first apps to be featured in an Apple iPhone television ad, Shazam has become the place to go when you just need to know what the name of that catchy new song is on the radio. You can even use Shazam to find out the name of the artist. And starting today, Shazam will even be able to tell you the name of any television show you are viewing over any channel. According to the company, 86% of smartphone owners use their smartphone while watching the television, which makes this a great opportunity for Shaszam.
Screenshots from Shazam for Android
Each television show you look up using the app will tell you the featured music, cast information including guest stars and a list of other shows that members of the cast have appeared on, trivia and the latest celebrity gossip, social sharing including a live Twitter feed and links to IMDB, Wikipedia, and the show's official site. Sports programming will replace cast information with scores, schedules and box scores. For a die hard sports fan, this is very good stuff.
Shazam also enhanced the functionality of its social networking features. Clicking on Shazam Friends now allows you to see what programs your Facebook pals have been tagging, while letting you make comments. And there is a good chance that many of your friends are using Shazam. The company just announced that 250 million people have used the app, more than doubling since December 2010 when it announced that more than 100 million had used the app.
Shazam is a free app that is available at the App Store, Google Play Store, Amazon Appstore, AT&T’s AppCenter, Verizon VCast app store, Nokia Store, Windows Phone Marketplace, BlackBerry App World, and GetJar.