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Shazam - Discover music, artists, videos & lyrics for iOS

By Shazam Entertainment Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Apr 16, 2014

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.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 9.7.0

Shazam Offline: Keep Shazaming - even when youre not connected! Next time the music's on but the WiFi isn't, simply tap the big blue button and well name that tune as soon as you're back online. The tracks we match will be waiting for you in the My Shazam tab, as always.Enjoying Shazam on your iPad? Youre about to enjoy it even more, because weve made a ton of changes to every page, making it easier than ever to discover new music.

General

Release June 10, 2016
Date Added June 10, 2016
Version 9.7.0

Operating Systems

Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Compatible with: iphone4, iphone4, ipad2wifi, ipad2wifi, ipad23g, ipad23g, iphone4s, iphone4s, ipadthirdgen, ipadthirdgen, ipadthirdgen4g, ipadthirdgen4g, iphone5, iphone5, ipodtouchfifthgen, ipodtouchfifthgen, ipadfourthgen, ipadfourthgen, ipadfourthgen4g, ipadfourthgen4g, ipadmini, ipadmini, ipadmini4g, ipadmini4g

Popularity

Total Downloads 63,046
Downloads Last Week 1
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Developer's Description

Shazam is one of the worlds most popular apps, used by more than 100 million people each month to identify music, get song lyrics, and now to discover the music that artists discover themselves."Shazam is an app that feels like magic" --Techradar.comIdentify music instantly and share in the thrill of music discovery with the artists you love. See what top artists like Calvin Harris, Pitbull, Meghan Trainor, Avicii, Jason Derulo, Wiz Khalifa and others are Shazaming. New discoveries from artists youve Shazamed appear automatically Follow new artists with a tap of a button and see what those artists are Shazaming Stay up-to-date about new singles, albums, and videos from the artists you followKEY FEATURES Shazam TV shows to discover soundtracks, the cast, special offers and more Enjoy music lyrics and YouTube videos Preview songs with Apple Music and add them to Rdio and Spotify playlists * Launch Pandora radio based on artists you discover * With Auto Shazam we'll keep finding tunes for you even when you leave the appDISCOVER & BUY Stay in the loop with Shazams real time charts Quick links to Apple Music and the iTunes store Connect Rdio or Spotify to play full tracks in Shazam Check out recommended tracks to discover new music Find out whats popular in your town, your country and the world Start an Apple Music radio station based on tracks you've ShazamedCONNECT & SHARE See what your friends are Shazaming when you connect your Facebook account Share your discoveries through Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, Pinterest, Google+ and more...SHAZAM FROM YOUR WATCH Launch Shazam on your Apple Watch for the artist, song, and lyrics that unfold with the music See your past Shazams at a glance with a simple swipe up Use Handoff on Apple Watch and iPhone to buy the song on iTunes, watch videos, and much more Turn on Auto Shazam and well keep finding tunes for youMORE THAN MEETS THE EYE Shazam visual recognition gets you more - tap the camera icon to Shazam posters, magazines or books; anywhere where you see the Shazam camera logo Visual recognition also works as a QR code reader Buy tickets to see your favorite artists in concertUse Shazam as much as you like its unlimited. Dont want the advertising? Upgrade to Shazam EncoreOTHER INFO Previewing and buying music requires the iTunes music store in your country Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life Facebook uses interest based advertising. More details: https://m.facebook.com/ads/ad_choices Some features are location, device and app version dependentAny questions or feedback? Check out: https://support.shazam.com