Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Aug 22, 2014

Shazam can detect any music within range of your Mac's speakers and link you to information about that song. Can't quite place music from a commercial or a song playing in the background? Shazam will track it and provide all the information you need to identify and buy it.

Pros

Runs in the background: To keep track of music around you, all you need to do is turn Shazam on and let it run. It will work in the background as long as it's on and send notifications when it detects a new song. You can click the notification for more details, or just go back later to view a list of the latest detections.

Accurate detection: This program works quickly and is accurate in its song identifications. During testing, Shazam took only 10 to 30 seconds to identify songs, and the IDs were always accurate.

Cons

No help: If you have trouble with this app, emailing support is your only option. There is no manual or other resource to consult.

Bottom Line

Shazam is a fun and useful free application. It can help you learn more about the music playing all around you, and it takes almost no effort on your part. All you have to do is turn it on and let it run.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.0.1

General

Release July 31, 2014
Date Added July 31, 2014
Version 1.0.1

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.9
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 2,158
Downloads Last Week 7
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Developer's Description

Shazam is about to teach your Mac a few new tricks.

Download Shazam, and bring the magic home. The app you've come to rely on as your go-to music expert has been given a major upgrade for your Mac. Catch the music and TV playing around you without ever digging a phone out of your pocket. Go nuts, match it all.

Shazam runs quietly behind the scenes, but springs to life when it finds a song you should know about, creating a playlist as it goes. You can now effortlessly find it, share it, and buy it. Now that's magic.