Shazam kills off its Windows Phone and Windows 10 app
Shazam, a music ID service that assists in finding out that song you can hear but can’t remember the name of, has killed off its Windows Phone and Windows 10 apps (via Windows Central).
As reported, the Shazam app disappeared from the Windows Store during the month of February. What some didn’t notice however, is that the help area of the app gave some insight into why that was the case. The help area of the app provides the following FAQ that delivers the dreary news:
Effective Feb. 7, 2017, we are sunsetting Shazam for Windows. However, anyone who previously downloaded and installed Shazam for Windows on their phone can continue to use the app and access all features.
What happened to Shazam for Windows?
It has been discontinued, and as of Feb. 7, 2017, will no longer be supported—nor will it appear in the Microsoft App Store as an available download.
Can I still use Shazam for Windows on my phone if I previously downloaded it?
Yes! Shazam will continue to work until or unless it becomes incompatible with a different version of Microsoft’s operating system.
Will there be any further updates to Shazam for Windows?
No. The current Shazam for Windows is the final version.
Before the comments arise that Microsoft’s UWP attempt is failing, that is not necessarily the case here. The Shazam app was not a UWP app, instead it followed in Amazon’s footsteps of providing elements from the Shazam website into an app experience.
Shazam can still be downloaded from the Windows Store for now. It won’t receive any further updates and there may be issues signing-in via Facebook authentication.