We are seeing more and more popular online services pop up in the Windows Store following the launch of Windows 8. Yet another well known online service has now decided to join Windows 8. Shazam has released the first version of its app in the Windows Store.
Shazam was launched in the UK in 1999 and allows users that have the app downloaded to listen to a piece of music via a device's microphone. The app then can identity the music from its own database and offers up information to the user about the artist, song title and more.
The app's website says that the Windows 8 version allows its users to purchase music and watch music videos and concerts via YouTube. It also lets users share tags to social networking sites such as Twitter, Facebook or event Windows Live. It also works in the Snap View for people who want to use two programs at the same time in Windows 8.
The bad news? This first release is just for Windows 8 owners. People who own a Windows RT device, like the just launched Surface tablet by Microsoft, can't download the Shazam app yet.