Apple has officially acquired Shazam

The deal isn’t official but it is expected to be finalized and announced in the coming days

Fortunately, the app also lets you work with Apple's Siri, all you have to do is just ask Siri about the song which is being played and Siri will find you the song with the help of the Shazam app which should be installed on your device.

On Monday, Apple company issued a statement describing Shazam as Natural fit with its services.

Apple, whose streaming service has rapidly grown but still has only half the paid subscribers of Spotify, said that Shazam has consistently been one of the most popular items on its App Store.

The app recognizes which song is playing, along with the ability to recognize clips from TV shows, movies, as well as classical music. The last major acquisition made by Apple was in 1996 when it purchased Next Computer Inc.at a cost equivalent to $600 million in today's currency.

So, why has Apple confirmed it is "combining" its business with that of the smaller London company?

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With the acquisition of Shazam, Apple will be able to embed its capability more deeply into Apple's music offerings.

As per the resources, Shazam was also in talks with Spotify and Snapchat for the same. Shazam already works with the two companies and Apple, by directing users to the sites to listen to tracks after they're recognised on the app.

However, analysts suggest that Apple is really interested in Shazam's large customer database. Shazam says it has more than 100 million monthly users and makes the most of its revenue from commissions on referrals to Apple's iTunes Store.

"We are excited to announce that Shazam has entered into an agreement to become part of Apple". Upon acquiring Shazam, Apple will begin working on using it to boost its features in Apple Music. "Today, it's used by hundreds of millions of people around the world, across multiple platforms", Apple's statement read, according to TechCrunch. With the acquisition, Apple will look to integrate the media recognition software even further, potentially improving not just Apple Music but Siri, HomePod and AirPods as well.

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