Shazam now has more than 100 million mobile monthly active users, a 34 percent increase year-over-year and a milestone achieved in the past only by an elite group of services, including the likes of Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
The app has been downloaded onto more than 500 million mobile devices to date and is adding users at a rate of 13 million per month with the user base using the device more than 20 million times per day.
“Shazam is evolving from being a way to identify a song to a way for people to explore and connect with the world around them,” says Rich Riley, CEO, Shazam.
“Shazam now delivers a deeper discovery and content experience for music and TV, with retail, cinema and more coming soon.
"Our rapid user growth and engagement demonstrates that consumers are hungry for an immersive mobile experience.”
Also driving growth is improvements to app speed and simplicity which are a central focus of the company’s product and engineering team, which includes a group of over 120 scientists and engineers.
The company has been granted over 200 patents and continues to innovate aggressively. Now, most Shazams take less than 4 seconds, giving users access to the content they want almost instantly.
Over the past year, Shazam has accelerated its product roadmap, delivering monthly updates for iOS and Android that enhance the app’s functionality.
Riley says Shazam has plans to continue to aggressively increase the universe of what is Shazamable and expand its technologies into new verticals with additional launch announcements expected later this year.