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The 'Beat Shazam' TV show allows viewers to play along at home

The 'Beat Shazam' TV show allows viewers to play along at home
From TechCrunch - July 9, 2017

Beat Shazam is one of those TV game shows that you dont just watchyou can play along at home, using the Shazam app. In fact, the company recently added the ability to sync your gameplay to recorded footage of the show.

Lets back up a second, for people who havent watched:Beat Shazam is hosted by Jamie Foxx and premiered on May 25, on Fox. During each episode, players compete to identify songs as theyre playing, and ultimately go head-to-head against the Shazam appif theyre faster than the app at identifying songs for a full round, they win the grand prize of $1 million.

Naturally, the company built integrations in the app for people watching Beat Shazam at home, allowing you to play along as you watch. And since Shazam can recognize the audio from TV shows, you dont need to download a separate app, or even open a specific section of the main appjust Shazam the show and the game should launch.

CTO Richard Sharp said his team has also introduced the ability to work out exactly what offset youre watching at to the millisecond. So if youve DVRd the show, or youre watching it on-demand through Hulu, you can still Shazam an episode and participate, even if its days or weeks after the initial airing.

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