Apple just acquired Shazam for a cool $400 million and music fans will be stoked on the most immediate change. The app will soon become ad-free for all of its users.


Shazam is the most quick and reliable way for identifying tracks. Apple is a one-stop-shop for streaming and downloading. Together, they sound like music to our ears.

According to the press release, Shazam has been downloaded over 1 billion times around the world. Users identify songs on the app over 20 million times each day. It only makes sense for Apple to tap into one of the most popular apps in its store.

“Apple and Shazam have a long history together,” Apple’s vice president of Apple Music, Oliver Schusser explains. “Shazam was one of the first apps available when we launched the App Store and has become a favorite app for music fans everywhere.”

Getting rid of the ads is like a cherry on top. This should make for an all-around better experience for discovering, enjoying, and sharing music!

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