Shazam is a mobile application used to detect which song is currently playing, displaying information like the name of the artist, the release date of the song or the name of the album, all from its huge database. This latest release allows you to purchase songs and share your results with your friends. This app is created for Android, iPhone, BlackBerry and Windows Phone devices, and offers song recognition and integrates with the most popular social networks of the moment, such as Facebook and Spotify.
Having started as a mediocre media tool with a database that left a lot to be desired, Shazam developers got their act together and created a powerful widget with enough information to be able to recognize almost any song that is playing around you. Shazam’s accuracy has improved, along with smartphones, and the mix of the two has proven successful.
This free standard version allows you to accurately recognize songs playing near you and to share your music tags with other friends using Shazam. But, unfortunately, the free Shazam app is limited. The free version only allows you to do up to five searches per month. So, if you look for five songs in one day you’ll have to wait to the next month to use it again, unless you upgrade to Shazam Encore, which has exclusive features, no advertising banners and unlimited searches.
With Shazam you can identify any song just by tapping a button
A search tool for almost any mobile device
With this download, the process is simple. You just have to tap the Shazam button and it will start working to recognize the song that is playing. No matter where you are, at home, in a club or café, its accuracy is unlimited. Once finished, the widget will display your song information –name of the artist, the album or the release date of the song. Once completed, Shazam also gives you the option of purchasing the song via Amazon (only available for Android) or on iTunes (in Apple devices).
Apart from the main objective of Shazam, it also allows users to watch the song’s videos on YouTube, share your tags and favorite searches with your friends and or on social networks (Google +, Facebook and Twitter), and use the lyrics feature (allowing you to sing along while the song is playing) and check the artist’s biography and career. This download also offers you the possibility of exploring which songs are the most popular in the world thanks to its map feature.
Shazam 7.1.2 Features
The main features of this app are:
- You can recognize which song is playing instantly by moving your microphone close to the speaker
- Shazam offers you sharing options for Facebook, Twitter or Google +
- It displays the artist’s biography, career and song information
- Spotify integration for reproducing the song
- You can watch videos on YouTube
- Interactive maps for exploring what is hot in the rest of the world
- LyricPlay feature to sing along with the song you searched
- With Shazam you can purchase your target song in Amazon and iTunes
If you want more information about this widget, feel free to visit the author’s website.
Minimum system requirements
The minimum system requirements to download and install this app are:
- Android 1.6 OS or higher
- iOS 6.0 or higher
- Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch