Shazam has launched a new app called the Shazam Player for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch users, with the ability to give you song lyrics in real time with a song. It also works with Facebook and Twitter so you can be social about what you're singing along to. Look for the iPad as the hot new Karaoke app by using the Shazam Player app. Shazam bought Silicon Valley startup company Tunezee last year to provide song lyrics capabilities, calling the new service "LyricPlay." It looks like this is probably where it ended up. It also works with YouTube videos.
"This is a momentous occasion for the company as it is the first separate app we've introduced since the launch of the Shazam App for iPhone in 2008. With the Shazam Player App we are staying true to our core music fans by enabling them to experience their own music libraries in a more engaging and social way," said Shazam Chief Executive Officer Andrew Fisher.
The original Shazam app is available right now on iOS (iPhone, iPad iPod Touch), Android, Java, BlackBerry, Windows, Symbian and all other major mobile platforms.
Check out more about steaming music sites in the Spacelab Streaming Music Guide.