Shazam has announced its first every corporate acquisition, snapping up Silicon-Valley start-up Tunezee - meaning a funky new feature for users of the popular music tagging service.

Shazam LyricPlay has hit the premium Encore version of Shazam, meaning that as well as being able to tag tunes on the go, Shazamers can also now see the lyrics to a particular tune in real-time when listening to the song. It's like a Karaoke machine in your pocket.

It syncs with whatever music source your desired tune is playing from and currently has 25,000 of the most tagged tracks in its lyrics database.

Andrew Fisher, Shazam’s CEO said: "Shazam leads the marketplace for mobile discovery and we constantly strive to develop even greater consumer experiences. 

"We are committed to make the necessary investments to build or acquire innovative technology in order to enhance these experiences as we continue to innovate and enhance the world’s leading mobile discovery service."

Shazam LyricPlay is available for free within the Shazam Encore and (Shazam) RED Apps for iOSand is available in the US, Canada, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Australia and New Zealand.