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Shazam for Android

By Shazam Entertainment Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Sep 9, 2014

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.

Full Specifications

What's new in version

Thanks for Shazaming! We're always working hard to make the app faster and better than ever. Update to the most recent version to enjoy the latest and greatest Shazam.

Don't forget to keep your Shazams safe and in sync between your devices. Simply create an account and we'll back up your Shazams so you'll never lose them.

Love the app? Rate us! Your feedback is music to our ears, and it helps us make Shazam even better. Got a question? Visit support.shazam.com.

General

Release November 10, 2018
Date Added November 10, 2018

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Android
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 46,804
Downloads Last Week 4
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Developer's Description

Shazam is one of the world's most popular apps, used by hundreds of millions of people each month to instantly identify music that's playing and see what others are discovering. All for free.

And that's just the beginning: One-tap access to video clips, song lyrics, related tracks and streaming services, where you can listen to your Shazams in full or buy them.

Top artists like Adele, Kendrick Lamar, Demi Lovato, are using Shazam to find new music, and you can follow them to share in the thrill of discovery.

Think you can Beat Shazam? To find out, play along with the Shazam app while you watch the show!

MUSIC DISCOVERY

- Identify music with one tap

- Sing along to songs with music lyrics, or watch their videos

- Preview songs and add them to Spotify playlists**

- Shazam Offline: Identify music even when you're not connected!*

- Check out recommended tracks to find new music

- Stay in the loop with Shazam's real-time charts

- Simply log in to sync all your Shazams across all devices

- Launch Pandora radio based on artists you Shazam**

- Buy your Shazamed songs in Google Play Music with just one tap

CONNECT & SHARE

- See what your friends are Shazaming when you connect your Facebook account

- Follow your favorite artists to see what they're Shazaming

- Share your discoveries through Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, Pinterest, Google+ and more...

MORE THAN MEETS THE EAR

- Shazam visual recognition: Tap the camera icon to Shazam posters, magazines, books and so much more! Use it anywhere where you see the Shazam camera logo

- Visual recognition also works as a QR code reader

- Launch Shazam on your Android Wear smartwatch to see the artist and song appear

OTHER INFO

- Previewing and buying music requires the Google Play music store in your country

- MIPS devices are not supported

- Why does Shazam need these app permissions? https://support.shazam.com/hc/en-us/articles/205139787-App-Permissions

- Shazam may share collected location data for interest based advertising, allowing advertisers

to infer interests and serve ads to users based on their activity and location over time

- For more information on Shazam's privacy practices, please read the Privacy Policy, available at http://www.shazam.com/terms#privacy_policy

*Song names will appear in your My Shazam tab once connection is restored

**Some features are dependent on location, device and app version

Any questions or feedback? Check out: https://support.shazam.com/hc/en-us/categories/200239877-Android