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:
    56,304
  • Date Added:
    March 12, 2014
  • File Size:
    8.44MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    11
  • Operating Systems:
    iOS

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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 56,304
    Downloads Last Week 11
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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