Shazam Testing Redesigned iOS App Aiming for Deeper User Engagement

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  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Music recognition app Shazam was today updated to version 7.4.0, adding a few minor enhancements and laying the groundwork for a larger content rollout happening later this month. With the update, Shazam is aiming to refocus its app on content, offering quicker, more integrated access to song lyrics, TV results, and music videos.

    Shazam, which is designed to "listen" to a song and identify its name and the artist from a large database, has given some "test group" users access to its upcoming redesign. That means some users who download the new 7.4.0 update will have immediate access to the app's new features while other users will need to wait for the update to rollout later.

    The revised Shazam app includes a new card-style layout that gives more prominence to lyrics, other recommended songs, and tools to listen to songs within other apps such as Rdio or Spotify.
    Users who were not selected to be members of the test group will see few changes to the app, aside from more information within the news feed and improved handling of pending tags. The update is available for both the free and Encore (ad-free) versions of the Shazam app.

    Shazam is a universal app that can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

    Shazam Encore is a universal app that can be downloaded from the App Store for $6.99. [Direct Link]

    Article Link: Shazam Testing Redesigned iOS App Aiming for Deeper User Engagement
  2. macrumors 65816


    Jun 23, 2003
    So. Cal.
    They should concentrate on better track identifying. Long ago this app worked pretty good. It hasn't identified a song for me in over a year.
  3. macrumors 68020

    Nov 15, 2007
    I don't want better engagement. I want to open the app, know the song that's playing and that's it.
  4. macrumors regular


    Apr 25, 2013
    Vacaville, CA
    Apple needs to buy Shazam and incorporate it into Music ;)


    What the heck are you listening to that it can't identify...? It almost always works for me unless I'm in a noisy store/cafe.
  5. BD1
    macrumors 6502

    Jun 27, 2007
    Once you have tagged a song, does Shazam check if you already have it in your iTunes library? Soundhound does this and I find it really helpful.
  6. macrumors member


    Jan 31, 2013
    Didn't know that, nice!
  7. macrumors newbie

    Jul 22, 2002

    Would it be possible to have less user engagement with Shazam? I used to love this app when it was first released, now it just seems like the developers are sticking useless things into it to make it do more that what it was originally designed to do all the while putting the song identifying ability on the back burner. Of course this is all my opinion, and yours may vary...
  8. macrumors 68030


    Mar 16, 2012
    Manchester, UK
    How about where to get it? Where to listen or even get it for free if available? Some people would want that too. Shazam devs would be idiots if they would think users do have same requirements/expectations.
  9. macrumors 68020

    Nov 15, 2007
    Sure, as long as it doesn't put barriers up to its purpose. 'Better engagement' usually means more hurdles to accomplish something.

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