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    Jul. 22, 2011
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Shazam, like other iPhone music apps, can identify the name, album, and artist of a song just by hearing it over your iPhone's microphone. You'll have to hold the iPhone mic close to the speaker for a few seconds as a song plays--on the radio, in a coffeeshop, or at a party. More often than not, Shazam will accurately report back with the song's name, and (if available) the album art, artist bio, related YouTube videos, and iTunes purchasing links. Also, it had some problems linking to the right YouTube video at times.

Shazam is gratifyingly fast and accurate, but it works best in quieter environments without noise interference. Again, the closer you can get the bottom of your iPhone butted up to the source of the music, the better. Shazam also doesn't do well with more obscure music, and it only helps out with recorded music (i.e., you can't hum a few bars like a competitor). Ad-supported Shazam keeps track of your "tags" (the songs that you've asked about) and lets you add photos and share your tags via e-mail.

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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


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


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


It even has database for Japanese tunes! Whoa!

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 4.5.1
New for users who have bought Shazam Encore: Shazam Encore now has LyricPlay, adding a new dimension to your music discoveries. For over 25,000 of our hottest tagged tracks you can see synced lyrics as the music plays. Sing-along or just find out the words youre curious about!New for all users in V4: Shazam Friends feature: See what your friends are tagging listen to their tags, buy the track, watch videos and more! To get started Shazam will find your friends through Facebook and see whos already sharing their music on Shazam.
Publisher Shazam Entertainment Ltd.
Publisher web site http://www.shazam.com/
Release Date July 11, 2008
Date Added July 22, 2011
Version 4.5.1
Category Entertainment Software
Subcategory Music Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1 or later. iTunes account required
Download Information
File Size 8.44MB
File Name External File
Total Downloads 57,374
Downloads Last Week 23
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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