Shazam, the media engagement company, has launched a redesign of its app for iPad, including a new discovery home screen, an improved layout for tag results for both TV and music, and a new way to browse what friends have been watching and listening to.
The updated app also launches a new Auto-Tagging feature that allows users to continually recognise and engage with any media playing around them, including music, television programmes, and TV advertisements — automatically.
“We have seen amazing growth and expansion in both the number of people who use Shazam on iPad as well as their level of engagement,” said Rich Riley, Shazam CEO. “With more than 300 million Shazamers globally who use the app more than ten million times each day to discover more about the music and television they are interested in, we have created an exciting and engaging new iPad experience for existing and new users.”
“During the last year, we have seen triple-digit growth in the number of downloads of the iPad version of our app,” continued Riley. “iPad offers an ideal way to experience more on the second screen as people watch television (the first screen), giving them more space to engage in additional content. Our new app gives our fans the most efficient way to experience more of the media around them whether they are in their home or anywhere throughout the world.”
The new version of Shazam for iOS is a free universal app, so it works across iPad 2 and 3, iPad Mini, iPhone and iPod touch. The new design and features are expected to launch on Android devices in the coming weeks.