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Shazam Encore

by Shazam Entertainment Ltd.
Rated: All Ages

Price: $4.99
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
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  • Access the list of accounts in the Accounts Service
  • Read the sync settings
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Latest Updates

What's new in version 6.1.1-160120
  • Squashed bugs and more!
  • Search, simplified: Tap the magnifying glass from your home screen to easily find any song or artist. From there, see what artists are Shazaming and follow them to get all their latest updates in your home feed.
  • Get social: Sharing your discoveries is always fun, and now it's even easier. Shazam a song and tell your friends about it with one simple tap.
  • We're speedy: Shazam is now faster than ever! Less time Shazaming, more time to enjoy the music.

Product Details



Product Features

  • Identify what song is playing, preview, and instantly buy the track on Amazon MP3
  • Get music recommendations to discover similar music
  • Follow new artists with a tap of a button and see what those artists are Shazaming
  • Check out your friends' tagged music and add tracks straight to 'My Shazam'
  • Shazam songs without data coverage using offline tagging
  • Use Shazam as much as you like - it's unlimited.

Product Description

Shazam is one of the world’s most popular apps, used by more than 100 million people each month to identify music, get song lyrics, and now to discover the music that artists discover themselves.

"Shazam is an app that feels like magic" --Techradar.com

Identify music instantly and share in the thrill of music discovery with the artists you love.

See what top artists like Calvin Harris, Pitbull, Meghan Trainor, Avicii, Jason Derulo, Wiz Khalifa and others are Shazaming.

- New discoveries from artists you’ve Shazamed appear automatically
- Follow new artists with a tap of a button and see what those artists are Shazaming
- Stay up-to-date about new singles, albums, and videos from the artists you follow

KEY FEATURES

- Use Shazam to identify music as much as you like – it’s unlimited.
- Shazam TV shows to discover soundtracks, the cast, special offers and more
- Enjoy music lyrics and YouTube videos
- Preview songs and add them to Spotify playlists *
- Launch Pandora radio based on artists you discover *

* Some features are location, device and app version dependent

DISCOVER & BUY

- Stay in the loop with Shazam’s real time charts
- Connect Spotify to play full tracks in Shazam
- Check out recommended tracks to discover new music
- Find out what’s popular in your town, your country and the world
- Quick links to Amazon stores and Google Play

CONNECT & SHARE

- See what your friends are Shazaming when you connect your Facebook account
- Share your discoveries through Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, Pinterest, Google+ and more...

MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE

- Shazam visual recognition gets you more - tap the camera icon to Shazam posters, magazines or books; anywhere where you see the Shazam camera logo
- Visual recognition also works as a QR code reader
- Buy tickets to see your favorite artists in concert

Technical Details

Size: 22.9MB
Version: 6.1.1-160120
Developed By: Shazam Entertainment Ltd. ( Privacy Policy Click to see complete result in a new window )
Application Permissions: ( Help me understand what permissions mean )
  • Access the list of accounts in the Accounts Service
  • Read the sync settings
  • Discover and pair bluetooth devices
  • Access the vibration feature
  • Record audio
  • Write to external storage
  • Allows verification of Google app Entitlements
  • Write the sync settings
  • Access fine (e.g., GPS) location
  • Access coarse (e.g., Cell-ID, Wi-Fi) location
  • Open network sockets
  • Access information about networks
  • PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming
  • Required to be able to access the camera device
  • Modify global audio settings
  • Connect to paired bluetooth devices
  • Read from external storage
  • Read only access to device state
  • Allows an application to receive messages via Google Cloud Messaging
  • com.google.android.providers.gsf.permission.READ_GSERVICES
Minimum Operating System: Android 4.1
Approximate Download Time: Less than 3 minutes

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

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I was using SoundHound free on an Android 2.2 device before this was offered free. However, since Shazam Encore is free today, I have purchased and installed it and after using it for a little bit, I think I am going to stick with SoundHound.

There aren't major advantages to either app that warrants anyone to pass up on this free-for-today app but I would find it hardly worth the $5 price tag. I found that both SoundHound and Shazam performed similarly, finding and missing the same songs on my very mixed library. I even tried it on some live recordings and both programs were only decent when trying to find it.

I find that SoundHound returns results after a briefer listening time to the music than Shazam. After listening for only a couple of seconds, SoundHound has already finished listening while Shazam insists on listening to a set amount of time. Another initial quirk was that Shazam didn't seem to indicate the whether the phone was actually picking up any audio but I have realized that the meter actually indicates changes in the level of sound. Still, I think the audio level indicator for SoundHound is much clearer.

The information that is returned is also more accurate. Both apps do an admirable job at returning the song title and artist but Shazam has this peculiar quirk where it assigns the song to albums that I would not normally associate with the song. Examples include: Coldplay's "What If" which I expect the album "X&Y" but returns "What the World Needs Now"; Sufjan Steven's "Chicago" from "Illinois" but Shazam returns "Folk Routes". These are issues that I didn't have with SoundHound.

Overall, I would say that it is good to add this to your library (since it is free today, 3.25.2011) even if it isn't installed in case SoundHound drops in quality or Shazam increases. My recommendation, if you had to spend $5 on a music tagging app, would lean towards SoundHound if the free app is any indication of paid app.
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Why does this app need to know my location? Why does it load itself into the background even if I repeatedly kill the application with a force close?

Shazam is yet another example of a PAID application that feels they can freely violate my privacy. I'm sorry, but if I pay $5 for the PAID version of your application, I think that I'm entitled to being treated in a way where you aren't trying to make advertising dollars on me collecting my personal information and phone statistics.

My original review of this app was "Must have app" -- I have now removed this app from my phone because I can't get it to stop the privacy violations.

Don't waste your money on this company.
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This app is amazing.

True Story: Last fall I was watching a football game on TV. As they went to commercial the stadium sound system started to play a song, I could hear it in the background as the TV announcers talked over it. I "knew" the song from my younger days, but couldn't recall the name or the group. I grabbed by Droid X, loaded the recorder app, rewound the DVR and recorded the song snippet to my phone. Next day I played this snippet for nearly 20 people, hoping that someone would recognize it. No one did.

I pretty much forgot about it.

Today, March 25, 2011, four and a half months later, I try Amazon's free offer of Shazam. After reading what the app is supposed to do, I recall this recording from Oct. 2010. I load Shazam, load the recording (both on the same phone), hit Play, quickly switch back to Shazam, hit Listen. Shazam listens, analyzes....and comes up with a match! I knew immediately that it had gotten it right, first try; Driver's Seat by Sniff n' the Tears, from 1978.

Keep in mind that this recording was only about 8 seconds long, from the stadium sound system, with people talking over it in the foreground, recorded from a TV, to a phone.

Shazam, I am impressed!
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Look, I love using Shazam to discover music, but for the past few days, I've been prompted to update it. I keep trying and trying and it will download, but won't install. It's really annoying to keep getting prompted to update when it won't even complete.
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This app outdated. If you look at the version available in Google Play, it's 5.2 but here we have 4.7

I contacted Shazam tech support about a month ago and they told me the same thing all the tech support for other outdated app have told me, that they having some troubles with Amazon App store and they're working to correct them.

that was a month ago and still nothing.

There are too many outdated paid apps on Amazon. They should do something about it.
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This update fails to download and install on my phone. It looks like it downloads and starts to install, but then it quickly displays a message that the download failed and the "Update" button is enabled again. Not having an issue with any other apps... It's limited to this.
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I listen to European dance music, and I find soundhound horrible at recognition of the music simply because it fails to recognise the songs at all. Shazam, is nearly a guarantee to find the songs.
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I have had shazam before and thought it was ok, but after finding Soundhound, I uninstalled shazam and started using soundhound exclusively. Soundhound allows you to sing or hum a song to locate the song, and also has LIVE Lyrics, which means that if you locate a song that allows live lyrics it will stream the lyrics in sync with the song that you are listening to. Sadly even after reinstalling Shazam, all I found that was enhanced in this version was the suggestions that they sent me in email, and on my phone.
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