Shazam

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.6
out of 7 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.0.1
  • Total Downloads:
    30,901
  • Date Added:
    September 04, 2013
  • File Size:
    1.43MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    12
  • Operating Systems:
    Android

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Editors' Review

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Shazam listens to music playing in the background and identifies it with impressive accuracy, telling you not only the name of the song and artist but also giving you a wealth of other information, including lyrics, artwork, artist bio, and even concert dates. What's great about it is that it also lets you play most identified tracks, as well as view related videos.

Pros

Highly accurate: Shazam proved highly accurate, quickly identifying the artist and track from a wide variety of songs ranging from classical sonatas to indie rock music. The app also did a great job at identifying soundtracks from TV shows like "Game of Thrones" or "Prison Break."

Handy secondary features: Because it includes lyrics, videos, album and artist info, artwork, and even concert listings and tickets, this app enables you to quickly access a lot of background info relevant to your newly-discovered track without having to open your Web browser or Wikipedia app. You'll especially like the Rdio and Spotify integration for creating playlists with your tagged songs and listening to them, though this feature seems to work only in the US and selected European countries.

Streamlined UI: Straightforward and engaging, the interface features four self-explanatory categories you can navigate to through sliding gestures: My Tags, News, Explore, and Chart. We especially liked the Explore screen, which features a world map with a Shazam Chart for many countries, through which you can quickly discover what music is popular regionally.

Cons

Ads: Banners show up constantly on the screen, taking up quite a bit of space. Fortunately, you can pay to have them removed.

Bottom Line

Not only effective but also aesthetically pleasing, Shazam stands out as one of the best music identifiers we've tried so far, being extremely accurate for all genres of music. If you're a music lover, this is a great app to have. You don't have to remove the ads to enjoy it; but if you do, this app really becomes a treat.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Always know name of any particular song."

June 11, 2011  |  By TheWoman1

 |  Version: Shazam for Android 3.1.0 BB70687

Pros

Easy to use. Saves your tags automatically and very quickly removes tags once you have gotten all info.

Cons

None that I have encountered as of yet.

Summary

I'm in my car a lot and would always get frustrated when a song came on the radio and when it was over, the on air person wouldn't announce who it was. No more being frustrated. I loved the free app so much, I purchased the full one. This is one app I used many times a day.

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4 stars

"Really great app."

January 30, 2011  |  By wolfennights

 |  Version: Shazam for Android 2.5

Pros

Has matched every song I've tried on it.

Cons

You hafta pay to do more than 5 songs a month.

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4 stars

""who does that one song?""

August 24, 2010  |  By jojoquacks

 |  Version: Shazam for Android 1.3

Pros

At last I can easily find out the answer to the question above!

Cons

Since they became a paid app (though longer time users like me still have full use for free) it is MUCH MUCH SLOWER.

Summary

I've loved this app from the beginning - no more calling radio stations (ancient history) or checking the web to get song information - but since last couple of updates, the app has been horribly slow to load and to return results. Also, it crashes frequently when I try to go back after looking at a specific tagged item. Since I have been a user for a long time, I am still able to use the app for free, so I do continue to use it. If I had to pay for it, I wouldn't, given the problems since the updates.

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4 stars

"not free on android anymore"

August 08, 2010  |  By 6bsdragon9

 |  Version: Shazam for Android 1.3

Pros

works great. 95% of the songs are able to be tagged. if you have issues, the developer responds quickly to emails.

Cons

recent update makes it a 7day trial and 5tags a month after that. or pay for unlimited tagging. i had unlimited but had to replace my phone due to hardware issues. they should make it to where it tracks you phone number instead of your serial number.

Summary

over all it's a good app. just needs a few tweeks.

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5 stars

"Wonderful App"

March 25, 2010  |  By 6bsdragon9

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

it tells you what your listening to. it keeps track of songs tagged.

Cons

can't find live performances even if they are from a cd ex. Linkin Park Live In Texas

Summary

great app over all. i use it several times a day with my internet radio.

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5 stars

"Jaw dropper"

January 26, 2010  |  By jcwiegmann

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

Works as advertised, lives up to the hype.

Cons

It doesn't have (that I've found) a simple "add to my last.fm library" button, but once I have the artist and song name, this is hardly a real negative.

Summary

This is the application that causes jaws to drop after their owner has just asked "What do these 'app' things DO anyway?" While it's not necessary, it's almost required. It couldn't be easier to use, and does its job well.

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5 stars

"This ROCKS!"

January 26, 2010  |  By jojoquacks

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

Amazing accuracy and depth of information, speed

Cons

Occasionally tags the same song as being on different albums - which it probably is, to be honest

Summary

I love this app - and I love the curious staresI get when I'm in some fast-food joint, hear a song from the overhead speakers, stand up and hold my phone in the air! This app is fun, surprisingly accurate, and ridiculously easy to use. I can stop trying to remember how a song sounds with the vague hope of hearing a DJ identify it someday. When I get home it is easy to grab the MP3's I want based on my tag list. I never even notice the ads, so who cares? If I could give more than 5 stars, I would.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.0.1
  • Welcome Tablet users: Shazam is now a universal app, optimized for tablets big and small!
  • Fresh new look and feel: It's now easier than ever to discover, buy and share.
  • General
    Publisher Shazam Entertainment Ltd.
    Publisher web site http://www.shazam.com/
    Release Date September 04, 2013
    Date Added September 04, 2013
    Version 4.0.1
    Category
    Category MP3 & Audio Software
    Subcategory Music Management Software
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Android
    Additional Requirements Android 1.6 and above
    Download Information
    File Size 1.43MB
    File Name details
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 30,901
    Downloads Last Week 12
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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