Shazam for TV Now Works With Any Show


Shazam Works for Any Show on Any Channel

Shazam, best known as a music-identification app, is venturing deeper into the social TV sphere Monday with the expansion of its Shazam for TV second-screen experience.

Shows and advertisements have already been compatible with Shazam via partnerships — notably the London Olympics and Super Bowl commercials — but now Shazam works with all shows on 160 channels in the U.S. except for some local programming.

When I used Shazam while watching Friends, for example, the app pulled up cast details, music from the episode, celebrity gossip about the actors, trivia, Twitter messages, the show’s web pages (e.g. official, IMDB and Wikipedia), merchandise and the option to share Shazam’s…
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