Shazam for iPad gets a makeover, adds Rdio integration and an interactive tagging map

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shazam-2013-ipad.jpgShazam have updated their iPad app, giving the music identification service on the tablet a new look and introducing new functionality.

A new discovery homescreen has been added with a clearer layout for tag results, as well as improved social integration. A new automatic tagging system has also been added, with the Shazam service continually tracking the audio being played around it and offering up its results without you needing to keep hitting the tag button – a great feature for obscure party playlists or when listening to the radio.

The discovery screen also adds what others are listening to or tagging at that time, which will also include TV shows in the US. An interactive map mode will let you track what songs are being tagged around you, while Rdio streaming integration lets you jump from a tag instantly to play the song.

“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.”
Owners of the iPhone and iPod touch versions of the Shazam app will already be familiar with some of the new features, will other new ones will be rolling out to all versions of the app in coming weeks, including a revised version for Android owners.

Gerald Lynch