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You can now pre-oder apps from the Apple store

Apple to buy music app Shazam You can now pre-oder apps from the Apple store
Javier Burns | 13 December, 2017, 05:12

Apple finally acquired everyone's favorite music app Shazam on Monday, after reports of a deal negotiation surfaced last Friday.

Apple's purchase of Shazam might not grab eye calls immediately, but the acquisition could help prompt more people to buy its products - and buy into the ecosystem. While the company's valuation was high during fund-raising, it has been facing issues with a viable business model as the company pulled in just around $54 million in revenue in 2016.

"Apple Music and Shazam are a natural fit, sharing a passion for music discovery and delivering great music experiences to our users", Apple said in a statement.

Shazam already integrates with Apple Music, referring many of its 100 million users to play songs on its platform.

Apple has launched a new feature for the App Store, giving you the ability to pre-order apps and have them automatically download upon their release. The Pixel constantly listens out for music so you can see what's playing near you with a glance at the home screen - no need to dive into apps or tap icons.

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The app, which analyses audio clips to identify songs, TV shows, films or adverts in seconds, was last valued at £750m in 2015. 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.

"We are thrilled that Shazam and its talented team will be joining Apple", said Apple spokesperson Tom Neumayr.

With Shazam making moves into augmented reality Apple might be looking to rush head first into that market given the success of the iPhone X and its Aniemojis. Apple recently launched an ARkit for iOS app developers as the company plans to go big on AR. Going forward, there is a possibility that the functionality will now be integrated more seamlessly into the Apple Music experience.

Shazam is already an integral part of Siri, powering the Apple voice assistant's song recognition function.

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