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Shazam description

We’ve all been through that situation where we hear a random song play in a restaurant, love it, but have no idea what it is. It’s pretty frustrating but with Shazam, it doesn’t have to be. Welcome to the world of the future where you have an app on your phone that can identify any song playing with one tap. Sure it might not work in a restaurant per say (we’re getting there!) but it will be able to instantly identify music that others are discovering with a single tap of the touch screen.

The Review

Shazam is one of the most popular music apps on the app stores. It’s an Editor’s Choice app with over 100 million users. There’s plenty to love about Shazam but perhaps the best part is that it’s completely free.

With Shazam, users have a one-tap access to video clips, song lyrics, music videos, related tracks, streaming services and more. The tracks available on Shazam are, however, only a part of the full version and you’ll need to buy the full music tracks on the respective music streaming app be it Pandora or Spotify.

What’s more, Shazam is apparently an app that even top pop stars like Adele, Demi Lovato and even the rapper Kendrick Lamar use to find music. You can even follow them on the app to witness what new music they’re listening to and discovering. Shazam has a number of cool features includes letting users identify music with one tap. You can also sing along to your favorite songs and music tracks on Shazam. Music videos or song lyric videos are available on this app for you to sing along to easily. There’s also an offline mode of the app called the Shazam Offline. Although the main features are quite limited when you’re not connected to an active internet connection, the app is still functional and lets you identify music. The app also intelligently organizes your favorite songs and music tracks and finds out a list of recommended tracks for you. With the Shazam real-time charts, you also get to stay in the loop with the latest music in the industry as well. Shazam supports Google Play Music, Pandora and Spotify streaming platforms. You can launch both of these apps through the Shazam app if you want to listen to the full version of the songs. Of course, you’ll need to purchase the songs on Spotify, Google Play Music and Pandora!

The app design is simplistic and quite attractive. It’s an easy to use app with a friendly user interface. All you need to do to start Shazaming is create an account through your email. You can also use that same account on multiple devices. Once you log in to your account from another device, Shazam will automatically sync all your information and music onto that device account.

There are other terrific side features Shazam offers as well. Take the Shazam visual recognition for example. This option lets user tap their camera icon to Shazam posters, magazine and even books as a QR reader. This will automatically launch the Shazam app on your device. The app is also compatible with Android Wear so you can use this feature more through your smartwatch to identify the music that’s playing.

With Shazam, sharing is made easier. You can share what you’re doing on your account with your friends on Facebook, WhatsApp, Pinterest, Twitter and more.

Why do we recommend this app?

  • Identify music with one tap
  • Discover music videos, song lyric videos, music tracks and more
  • Check out recommended tracks and favorites
  • Shazam Offline lets you identify music without an active internet connection
  • You can sync your Shazam account to multiple devices
  • Supports Android Wear
  • Connects with Pandora, Google Play Music, and Spotify
  • Completely free to download and use

What can be improved in this app?

  • Only a small part of the track is actually accessible for free
  • App sometimes suffers from technical bugs and glitches

Shazam is one of the top apps in the Music & Audio app category, which belongs to Shazam Entertainment Limited. It's last update was on November 2, 2017 and it has been already downloaded 100,000,000 - 500,000,000 times. On the app store it has now 2,688,838 reviews. After you get to Shazam page on the app store, click install & enjoy it.

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How to Download and Install

  • Developed by: Shazam Entertainment Limited
  • Current Version: Varies with device
  • Updated: November 2, 2017
  • Requires Android: Varies with device

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2,688,838 total
5 2,105,426
4 188,297
3 120,550
2 52,026
1 222,539
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