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Shazam Encore

by Shazam Entertainment Ltd.
Rated: Guidance Suggested
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (521 customer reviews)

Price: $4.99
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
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Latest Updates

What's new in version 4.5.1
  • If you're in our test group, you're going to get a sneak peek of the new Shazam experience. And if not, stay tuned, you'll see it very soon!
  • Minor bug fixes.

Product Details

  • ASIN: B004SKHJF2
  • Release Date: March 24, 2011
  • Rated: Guidance Suggested This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (521 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,522 Paid in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Paid in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Tag as often as you like with unlimited tagging
  • Identify what song is playing, preview, and instantly buy the track on Amazon MP3
  • Get music recommendations to discover similar music
  • Check out your friends' tagged music and add tracks straight to your own Tag List
  • Tag songs without data coverage using offline tagging

Product Description

Shazam recognizes music and media playing around you. Tap the Shazam button to instantly match, and then explore, buy and share. Shazam Encore offers a Shazam experience without the banner ads. You can Shazam as much as you want!

Once you’ve Shazamed something, you can:

* Buy tracks on Amazon MP3
* Watch the videos on YouTube
* See what your friends have Shazamed
* Use LyricPlay to sing along to streamed lyrics
* Listen to the music you Shazam in Rdio or Spotify
* Check out the artist’s bio and discography

You can also

* Preview and save your favourites
* Share what you Shazam on Twitter, Facebook & Google+
* Shazam even when you don’t have any coverage; Shazam will match when you have a connection and get back to you with the result
* Shazam from your phone’s home screen with the Shazam Widget

Upgrade to Shazam Encore for the Shazam experience without the banner ads.

Notes:
* Previews available: US, UK, DE, FR, CH, AT
* Lyrics and LyricPlay available: US, CA, UK, FR, IT, DE, ES, AU, NZ.
* Spotify available: AD, AT, AU, BE, CH, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, HK, IE, IS, IT, LI, LT, LU, LV, MX, MY, MC, NL, NO, NZ, PL, PT, SG, SE, UK, US
* Shazam supports devices with cellular connection

Tags: ID song, search music, recognize song, song identification, what’s that song, track lyrics, tag radio, tag tv, tag television, TV Ad, Android Beam

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Technical Details

  • Size: 10.9MB
  • Version: 4.5.1
  • Developed By: Shazam Entertainment Ltd.
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Directly communicate over NFC
    • Write to external storage
    • Access coarse (e.g., Cell-ID, Wi-Fi) location
    • Access the list of accounts in the Accounts Service
    • Allows an application to receive messages via Google Cloud Messaging
    • Act as an AccountAuthenticator for the AccountManager
    • Modify global audio settings
    • com.google.android.providers.gsf.permission.READ_GSERVICES
    • Read only access to device state
    • Write the sync settings
    • Open network sockets
    • Read the sync settings
    • Access fine (e.g., GPS) location
    • Allows verification of Google app Entitlements
    • Broadcast sticky intents
    • Access the vibration feature
    • Record audio
    • Access information about networks
    • PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 2.3
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 90 seconds

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
38 of 39 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Paid $5 to have my privacy violated March 29, 2011
By bt
Verified Purchase
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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105 of 117 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Shazam v. SoundHound March 25, 2011
Verified Purchase
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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60 of 66 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars True Story of an Amazing Shazam Song ID Success March 25, 2011
Verified Purchase
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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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finds my songs. March 25, 2011
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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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Outdated App February 13, 2015
Verified Purchase
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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Everyone always suggest Shazam June 13, 2014
Verified Purchase
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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Better than ever & competition too November 26, 2012
By M
Verified Purchase
Shazam is now more likely to provide quick and accurate results than SoundHound. This wasn't always the case. I've had this app since it was available free in March 2011. Initially, I preferred SoundHound because the earlier versions of Shazam performed as inconsistently as SoundHound does now. With SoundHound recently, I've had far too many occasions where after several tries, the song was over... I've even compared the results of two identical Gingerbread devices with Shazam on one and SoundHound on the other. I was perplexed as to why SoundHound has gotten worse while Shazam has improved. The bottom line is, if you want to be sure that you'll be able to identify the song before it's over, use Shazam first. I've recommended Shazam to many others on the few occasions that it's marked down and I recommend it highly on the basis of improvement with age.
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