The app now has a staggering quarter of a billion users, and those in the U.S. will be able to access cast information, music featured in shows, trivia, social feeds, and other tailored data such as stats for sports games.
In addition to this, the company is really pushing the social side of its second-screen service, allowing users to tag events that they are watching and share them with friends on Facebook. Andrew Fisher, CEO of Shazam, said:
“According to industry studies, 86% of smartphone owners use their mobile device while watching TV and, with our expansion into television, we’ve seen a surge of activity due to recent Shazam-enabled events such as the NBC Olympic broadcast, where more than one million people tagged the closing ceremony, as well as the US Open tennis grand slam event on CBS earlier this month"
If you haven't already downloaded Shazam, it's available for free from the Play store. The ad-free version, Shazam Encore, is available for $4.99.