You can now pre-oder apps from the Apple store

The deal isn’t official but it is expected to be finalized and announced in the coming days

Apple has acquired Shazam, the popular music identifying service, in a deal reportedly worth "around" $400 million Dollars.

Apple has said that Shazam is a "natural fit" for its streaming music platform.

After a few days of rumours surrounding Apple's possible acquisition of the British-founded Shazam, Apple has confirmed to BuzzFeed that it has acquired the firm and all of its assets. For instance, the latest Google Pixel smartphones have an always-on song identification feature that displays song names without being asked. Also, it is unclear whether Shazam will continue to be single app after the acquisition or whether it will get absorbed by the Apple Music., Snap Inc. and Spotify that have the existing partnership with Shazam. "Since the launch of the App Store, Shazam has consistently ranked as one of the most popular apps for iOS", Apple was quoted as saying. The app has been downloaded for about a billion time across the world. "Technology news site RECODE previously reported APPLE is paying about $400 million for SHAZAM, citing three unidentified people familiar with the deal".

Apple will gain an immediate benefit by no longer having to pay commission when Shazam users download a song from Apple Music. Sometimes it happens that we do not recognize the music.

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So there are the primary reasons why Apple bought this music-recognition app.

Interestingly, this is the first major acquisition after the company bought Beats in 2014 for almost $3 billion.

Perhaps, Apple is keen to build on Shazam's efforts to develop killer features of its own for the launch of its much-rumoured AR glasses.

When the deal is closed, it will become Apple's biggest acquisition since it bought rapper Dr Dre's headphones company Beats Electronics for $3bn in 2014. "We have exciting plans in store, and we look forward to combining with Shazam upon approval of today's agreement", the company told the publication. In 2015, Shazam was valued over $1 billion after receiving a $30 million investment from global investors.

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