Shazam

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 10 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.4.1
  • Total Downloads:
    56,548
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 12, 2014
  • Price:
    Free; iTunes account required.
  • File Size:
    8.44MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    21
  • Platform:
    iOS
  • Product ranking:

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Editors' Review

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Shazam "listens" to the music playing around you from nearly any source and then provides you with information on the particular song, artist, album, and more. Through this app, you can identify specific tracks, look up similar music to try, and see what your friends are listening to.

Pros

Lots of info: Just hold your phone close to a music source for a few seconds to access just about anything you'd want to know about whatever is playing. Once Shazam identifies a track, it displays links for places to purchase the song, like iTunes, or to listen for free, like Spotify and Rdio. Also included in the report are lyrics, a link to a YouTube video, a list of recommended similar songs, the bio of the artist or group, and information about its next concert.

Nice social aspect: If you log in to Shazam through Facebook, you can see which of your Facebook friends have used the service, what they were listening to, and when. This is a good way to find new music to try if you're stuck in a rut.

Cons

Occasional freezing: The app did freeze a couple of times during testing. That was the only performance issue we had with it, however.

Bottom Line

Shazam is a fun app to play around with. Whether you just really need to know the name of a song playing in a coffee shop, or you want to find a new artist to try, Shazam is a handy tool that can help.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"I just love it"

August 18, 2014  |  By Gramatik18

 |  Version: Shazam 7.4.1

Pros

Shazam is basically one of the reasons why I ever take my smartphone out of my pocket (besides actual calling, of course)! Works smoothly, recognizes practically everything.

Cons

Is sensitive to any kind of noise, that's why fails to recognize music if a place is a bit too noisy.

Summary

In general - I just love it!

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5 stars

"Amazing. One of the best free apps I have."

July 30, 2011  |  By snwshrddr

 |  Version: Shazam 4.5.1

Pros

Great database, not only popular music but also including jazz and classic!

Cons

Holding up close to the music source could be a pain while driving.

Summary

It even has database for Japanese tunes! Whoa!

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3 stars

"Mostly good, some bad"

June 21, 2011  |  By Skeptical57

 |  Version: Shazam 4.0.0

Pros

Overall the programs great at picking up music = no problem there

Cons

Can't export your tags to an email or list without jail breaking = total crap. Why do i have to post to FB to get a tag list? (rhetorical question)
Further, at least in my case, the number of tags on my phone (48) do not match my online account (1).

Summary

I'd give it 5 stars easily if not for the Cons

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2 stars

"good for pop music"

September 01, 2009  |  By bigrgednurse

 |  Version: Shazam for iPhone 1.7

Pros

Will get you the pop stuff ok

Cons

Has never been able to id any classic piece ever

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5 stars

"Most useful iPhone app!"

August 06, 2009  |  By gennier

 |  Version: Shazam for iPhone 1.7

Pros

Great way to find out what song you're listening to on the radio and you seem to like, including those you can't identify by googling the lyrics

Cons

There are no cons

Summary

Great for all music lovers

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4 stars

"good!!!!!!"

June 17, 2009  |  By benjamin15f

 |  Version: Shazam for iPhone 1.7

Pros

very good ---------

Cons

not that good

Summary

Socusoft Web Video Player

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4 stars

"it's wonderful"

June 17, 2009  |  By kathy rowe

 |  Version: Shazam for iPhone 1.7

Pros

everything

Cons

might miss a song if the reception is bad

Summary

it's the most fun, the most helpful and very easy to use.

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1 stars

"Can't name the hard to get songs."

June 17, 2009  |  By OhReallyNow

 |  Version: Shazam for iPhone 1.7

Pros

Easy with the pop songs

Cons

Impossible at b-sides and hard to find ones.

Summary

Will still leave you scratching your head over those hard to remember/find ones.

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4 stars

"Works great, but..."

May 18, 2009  |  By Dima110

 |  Version: Shazam for iPhone 1.5

Pros

Amazing. Picks up any actual song but...

Cons

There was a tune I knew, but didn't know the song name. It hasn't been on the radio, but it has been stuck in my head FOREVER now. I tried to hum it to "Shazam", but it couldn't pick it up. Other than that, it rules.

Summary

Great app. You can't hum the tune to it, though, because it won't pick it up.

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5 stars

"The best app for iphone"

September 21, 2008  |  By xtreme999

 |  Version: Shazam for iPhone 1.0

Pros

tells you the title of the song and who sings it. it also let u perchase th song tru ur itune account and it also gives u a link to youtube to watch it if it's on youtube. Almost in any lang.

Cons

none yet so far

Summary

Wonder what song that is you are hearing on radio, on tv or from whatever and wherever? Then let Shazam tells you the title of the song and who sings it. It can also let you purchase the song thru itune on your Iphone or it can give u a link to Youtube to watch and listen to the song if it is available

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 7.4.1
Minor bug fixes.
General
Publisher Shazam Entertainment Ltd.
Publisher web site http://www.shazam.com/
Release Date March 12, 2014
Date Added March 12, 2014
Version 7.4.1
Category
Category Entertainment Software
Subcategory Music Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 6.0 or later. iTunes account required
Download Information
File Size 8.44MB
File Name UNKNOWN
Popularity
Total Downloads 56,548
Downloads Last Week 21
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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