Shazam now lets users scan images for extra content |


Shazam can identify images now, too


Shazam may be one of the first apps you downloaded to help you make sure you never had to painfully listen to a song without knowing it was called again. And now, the service is working to make sure you never have to look at an image and be unsure of who or what is in it.

Shazam has announced a new program that allows app users to take a picture of any image featuring the Shazam logo or QR code. The app will then give users access to content, some of it exclusively accessed via Shazam, like a trailer for Tomorrowland or a video associated with Jason Statham’s Esquire cover.

A list of partners involved have been posted on Shazam’s website, so, unfortunately, users cannot scan any photo they want—they’ll still have to go through Google to do that.