Shazam plans to move into wearables this year

Shazam logo canvasWearables have been the big buzz of the tech world recently, and where the tech game goes, the app developers will follow. Rich Riley, CEO of Shazam, spoke with Gizmodo at the Mobile World Congress 2015 and said that the company is looking to push into the world of smaller screens and wrist access. “I think you’lll see us move into wearables in 2015,” he said. “You’ll see us do something there for sure.”

The upcoming Apple Watch is expected to be a major driver of interest in smartwatches. Shazam is already a close companion of Apple’s, with its sound-recognition software incorporated into its mobile operating system, but its apps are available for Android and Windows as well. With other products from Samsung available and the big success of the Pebble on Kickstarter, it’s likely that the tagging service will be showing up on at least one of the wrist platforms.

Anna Washenko