Shazam 5.12.2-151214

Figure out the name of the artist and song title instantly

  • Category:

    MP3 & Audio

  • Version:

    5.12.2-151214

  • Works under:

    Android 3.3 / Android 3.1 / Android 2.1 / Android 4.1.1 / Android 2.2 / Android 4.1.2 / Android 4.1 / Android 4.2 / Android 4.3 / Android 3.2 / Android 4.2.1 / Android 4.2.2 / Android 3.0 / Android 2.3 / Android 4.0

  • Also available for:

    MacWindows

  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Free
  • Vote:
    5.7 (35)

Shazam is one of the top music apps around because it will use a song you play and identify both the name of the artist and the song title.

If there is one thing worse than getting a song stuck in your head, it's not knowing the name of that song. Whether you're watching a movie or TV show, listening to the radio or at a friend's party, you might hear a song that you absolutely love but have no idea who sings it. With Shazam, you can now do a quick search and find the title and artist almost instantly. The idea behind this app is so popular that it even inspired a reality television show that asked players to guess a song before the app did.

To use Shazam, you simply open the app, press a button and let the app listen to the song. It will show a spinning circle in the center of your screen and stop spinning when it identifies that song. The app will then tell you who sings it, the name of the song and even the album that features that title. You can use the links provided to buy that song and others from the same artist through Google Play, Amazon and other apps or websites. The ads for those apps is sometimes distracting and downright annoying though.

Many people now use Shazam as a way to find new music. When you access the charts feature, you can view the top music charts in countries around the world. This helps introduce you to songs you never heard of before. You can listen to a small sample of those tracks to determine which ones you want to buy before you make a purchase. The app also shows you a list of all songs current trending on Shazam.

If you are a Spotify user, you can link your two accounts and listen to songs you downloaded through Shazam on Spotify and even add those tunes to your playlists. The Android version has an email option that lets you email songs to your friends too. The app doesn't identify all songs and may have issues finding a song because of the noises around you such as people talking in the background. When you want to know the name of a song and who sings it though, Shazam will usually give you all the information you want.

Pros:

  • Recognizes many songs in 30 seconds or less
  • Lets you search for and buy songs on Google Play and other apps/sites
  • Has a social media feature for sharing tunes and content on social media sites
  • Gives you access to the most searched for songs on the app
  • Features one of the largest selections of songs currently available

Cons:

  • Cannot correctly identify all songs
  • May have issues using the app because of background noises
  • Ads asking you to purchase songs may get annoying

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