Shazam

Shazam 5.12.2-151214

Instantly find out which song is playing

Ever hear a song you like on the radio, on TV or at a party but don't know what it's called? Install Shazam on your Android and you can find out. View full description

PROS

  • Huge database of music
  • Links to the track on Spotify, Rdio and Google Play
  • Extremely simple to use
  • Keeps a history of searched-for songs
  • Well-integrated social aspect

CONS

  • Won't recognize every song

Excellent
9

Ever hear a song you like on the radio, on TV or at a party but don't know what it's called? Install Shazam on your Android and you can find out.

Name that tune

Whenever you hear a tune you like, simply hold your phone's microphone to the speaker and hit the 'Tag Now' icon. Shortly after, details of the song will appear in the Shazam interface, including the name of the song, the singer, and the album it appears on.

Shazam provides the option to play the song on Spotify, Rdio, and Google Play Store from where you can listen to the song and buy the track. You can view a history of all the songs you've searched for using the 'My Tags' option.

Shazam now has Spotify integration, so you can listen to full songs in Shazam playlists. If you connect your Spotify account, you will automatically get a 'My Shazam tracks' playlist in Spotify, so you have an easy to use record of the songs you Shazam.

It also provides more detailed info about each song such as lyrics and related videos.

Easy listening

But how can Shazam know so much about all this music? Well, Shazam 'hears' the song through your phone's microphone and uses your mobile internet connection to compare the sounds it receives with those recorded in a huge online database of music. If it finds a match Shazam will provide you with the information immediately, and offers you the ability to email it to a friend if you wish. While Shazam can't recognize every song in the World, it managed to get most we tested it with.

The interface in the Android version of Shazam is very simple to use, and it only takes a few seconds to look up a song.

A great way to expand your musical library

Shazam provides a solution to that age-old dilemma of trying to guess (and remember!) a song that you heard at a party. It's easy-to-use interface makes it a must have for music fans.

What's new in Shazam

In the most recent update, there have been some design improvements to the app News feed, which are designed to make it easier to see more from artists you've Shazamed, for example new tracks and exclusive videos. This update to the News feed also allows you to more easily see what your friends’ activity and find out what they are up to.

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User reviews about Shazam

  • Lowers

    by Lowers

    "v2.5 No-go on Android 1.5"

    Tried to install on Samsung Galaxy i7500. No-go. Facebook enhancements require Android 1.6 or higher. Now searching fo... More.

    reviewed on February 1, 2011