Apple Music just got a little more oomph with this key acquisition

Apple Music just got a little more oomph with this key acquisition

Apple has said that Shazam is a "natural fit" for its streaming music platform.

"We are thrilled that Shazam and its talented team will be joining Apple", a spokesperson for Apple said in a statement obtained by the Verge.

Apple confirmed on Monday that it's acquiring Shazam, a UK-based music recognition app.

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When the deal is closed, it will become Apple's biggest acquisition since it bought rapper Dr Dre's headphones company Beats Electronics for $3bn in 2014.

A developer will now be able to put their app in the App Store up to 90 days in advance of its release, rather than only being able to publish their app when it's ready to launch.

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Shazam, one of the first apps to be popular globally, has been downloaded over 1 billion times and is used 20 million times a day around the world. "We have exciting plans in store". This year Shazam reported revenue of £40.3 million ($53.3 million) which is not all that good when you consider that Shazam is a British unicorn valued at $1 billion.

The app recognizes which song is playing, along with the ability to recognize clips from TV shows, movies, as well as classical music. From what we understand, the Spotify talks were earlier and couldn't progress because of the price, and likely also the fact that Spotify, which is gearing up for a public listing, has a lot on its plate right now.

Apple has long portrayed itself as a company that goes the extra mile to protect its users' privacy, so it would presumably reject the idea of allowing a third-party to run an always-listening service on its devices. However, neither Shazam nor Apple have disclosed any information regarding the status of these partnerships.

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As Apple Music chases Spotify's subscriber base numbers, such acquisitions will help add more value to Apple's own services. It also features augmented reality technology that could be one of the reason behind Apple's attraction as the Cupertino giant has been heavily investing in AR in recent years, especially with the launch of its ARKit platform this year.

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