Apr 16 AT 11:21 AM Guest Blogger 10 Comments

Shazam: The must-have music identification app for Android

Ever have that moment where you are driving along and a song comes on that you really like but can’t figure out who the artist is, or what the title of the song is for that matter? Shazam has your back.

Shazam offers Android users the opportunity to tag music, which listens to a 10 second snippet of the song, and does the searching for you. Within about 30 seconds, the song with all the information you need is tagged and stored in the application so you can go back at your convenience and download the song. Shazam also gives you the option to search the Amazon MP3 store, do a search on YouTube to view the music video directly from the app, or visit the artist’s MySpace page.

This app has really been a lifesaver for me, a guy who tends to be pretty forgetful. I can’t tell you how many times I have been in the situation where I’ve heard a great song on the radio and couldn’t remember what the heck I was listening to even as little as 10 minutes later. Shazam has really been a blessing in that respect for me, and has been a great way to expand my music library.

Final Verdict

This app is a must have for any music-lover. I have found it to be one of the most useful apps Android offers, and really think you will also. Hey, it’s free; what do you have to lose?

Pros:

  • Tagging is pretty damn accurate. I have been using Shazam for a while, and it has found my songs with 100% accuracy
  • Not over cluttered with features, has just what you need and nothing more!
  • Integration with Youtube, Amazon MP3, and Myspace

Cons:

  • The one feature that would make this app perfect is the ability to sync your tags online somehow. Maybe a Shazam account where you can log into your computer and go through your tags rather than having to do it from your phone.

Shazam is currently in version 1.3, and can be downloaded for the low-low price of free on the Android Market.

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Note: This review was submitted by Anthony Domanico as part of our app review contest.

Source: Shazam

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  • http://Website Xallies

    Sound hound? Is much better

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  • http://www.twitter.com/thelonetraveler Yatima

    Works well enough, but not so much in the club environment. I’ve always have had better performance out of the original music id app, TrackID as part of any Sony Ericsson phone. Now that could id songs anywhere and any loudness all the way down to a whisper.

  • http://missymartinmedia.com/corbettcomicstrip mcorbett

    yep, midomi sound hound is what I prefer

  • http://Website Anthony

    Tell you what, since I have never heard of Sound Hound, I will take some time to explore it and will do a comparative review sometime in the not-too-distant future.

    • http://Website Jon

      Hey Anthony,
      what ever happend to the SoundHound review?

  • http://Website norm

    Midomi sound hound can find a song in like 3-5 seconds which makes it a lot easier to tag a song in a television show or movie. Also is the ability to sing or hum the music or tag someone playing it on piano or guitar.
    That’s no knock on shazam though, that’s what inspired me to try midomi(which I think is now just called “sound hound”)
    The only con is that it doesn’t show the artist in tag history list, you have to click the song title, but that may just be how my brain works.

  • http://Website Derek

    I use Shazam on iPhone and it works great. Have used it hundreds of times and can count on one hand the # of times it couldnt ID a song. Very good app.

  • SANDEE

    how do I listen to the tags I put on my Android?

    Please EM me at sandeeledg@gmail.com

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  1. XalliesGuest 5 years ago

    Sound hound? Is much better

  2. YatimaGuest 5 years ago

    Works well enough, but not so much in the club environment. I’ve always have had better performance out of the original music id app, TrackID as part of any Sony Ericsson phone. Now that could id songs anywhere and any loudness all the way down to a whisper.

  3. mcorbettGuest 5 years ago

    yep, midomi sound hound is what I prefer

  4. AnthonyGuest 5 years ago

    Tell you what, since I have never heard of Sound Hound, I will take some time to explore it and will do a comparative review sometime in the not-too-distant future.

    • JonGuest 5 years ago

      Hey Anthony,
      what ever happend to the SoundHound review?

  5. normGuest 5 years ago

    Midomi sound hound can find a song in like 3-5 seconds which makes it a lot easier to tag a song in a television show or movie. Also is the ability to sing or hum the music or tag someone playing it on piano or guitar.
    That’s no knock on shazam though, that’s what inspired me to try midomi(which I think is now just called “sound hound”)
    The only con is that it doesn’t show the artist in tag history list, you have to click the song title, but that may just be how my brain works.

  6. DerekGuest 5 years ago

    I use Shazam on iPhone and it works great. Have used it hundreds of times and can count on one hand the # of times it couldnt ID a song. Very good app.

  7. how do I listen to the tags I put on my Android?

    Please EM me at sandeeledg@gmail.com

  8. TammyGuest 3 years ago

    An serse spp