Deezer launches Shazam-like tool SongCatcher in their mobile apps

Shortly after Apple announce their purchase of Shazam, Deezer have come out with their own song recognition and discovery app.

Deezer have revealed SongCatcher, their song discovery tool that lets users recognise and save songs. Powered by ACRCloud, the feature has been launched in BETA for certain Deezer users only shortly after Apple confirmed their acquisition of Shazam.

Deezer’s SongCatcher is basically exactly what Shazam does except SongCatcher is built into a streaming service. This means that saving songs, adding them to playlists or your favourites and more is possible directly in-app. SongCatcher will work straight from Deezer’s search function.

Deezer’s chief product and content officer, Alexander Holland said: “Deezer SongCatcher is something that our product team has been working on for some time as we recognise that there is a clear demand from music fans to find out the name of an unknown track or artist when they are listening to music. The BETA has proven very positive and so we are excited to be able to officially communicate the launch of Deezer SongCatcher to all music fans around the world.”

ACRCloud co-founder, Tony Li added: “We are very excited about integrating our music recognition service on Deezer! We do believe SongCatcher will enrich the user experience of Deezer users.”

Deezer are planning to roll out SongCatcher fully in the next few months for Premium+ subscribers. It will come to Android users first before coming to iOS later in the year.

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