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Shazam Encore
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Shazam Encore

by Shazam Entertainment Ltd.
Platform: Android Rated: Guidance Suggested
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (381 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
  • Original Release Date: November 15, 2010
  • Rated: Guidance Suggested This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (381 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,350 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
Home screen
Simply touch to start tagging
Discover, Buy, and Share Music

The premium version of Shazam--Shazam Encore--offers even more! With exclusive features and unlimited usage, plus all of Shazam's core features--discover, buy, and share music--Encore gives you the ultimate music journey experience.

The new Song Previews feature lets you listen to clips of songs you've tagged. It's the perfect way to help you decide if you like a track and want to buy it. Previews works when you're browsing through your tag history, your friends' tags in Shazam Friends, or tags featured in Shazam's Tag Chart and Recommendations.

Learn more about the songs your friends are tagging with Shazam Friends and share the songs you've discovered as well. See what's popular in your country with Tag Chart, find tour dates for tagged artists, and buy concert tickets. Keep up to date with the latest music news with Shazam's blog.

Shazam Friends

Everyone has friends that have great taste in music. With the exciting new feature Shazam Friends you can now discover and share new music with your friends on Facebook. You'll see a real-time view of songs your friends are tagging, giving you a steam of new music to check out for yourself!

Tagged song
See song information within moments

• Browse all your friends' tags, watch music videos, read reviews, access biographies, and get artist tour info

• See all recent tags from a particular friend in one place

• Add friends tags to your Shazam history and playlist

• Buy the track

• Post tags to Facebook and Twitter, add comments, and give your friends a chance to listen and comment

• Invite friends to use Shazam Friends


Whether you're into global acts or indie bands, get music recommendations based on the music you like and discover cool new songs. Browse tracks, buy them, check out artist info, or watch YouTube videos.

Reviews, Artist Bios, and Lyrics

To learn more about your favorite bands and artists, check out album and song reviews, biographies and discographies, and lyrics!

Offline Tagging

Offline Tagging allows you to tag a track even when you don't have data coverage--ideal for clubbers! Tag the track as usual and Shazam will store it as an Unsubmitted Tag in My Tags. When you connect again, just tap the Unsubmitted Tag and Shazam will send you the Tag Result. Unsubmitted tracks won't count towards your 5 free tags until they've been successfully matched.

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
    • 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
82 of 93 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Shazam v. SoundHound March 25, 2011
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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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44 of 49 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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12 of 14 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
2.0 out of 5 stars Out of date App September 2, 2013
Verified Purchase
Hi. I'm reviewing this application because I recieved a email from Amazon to doing it so I only have to say that both the free and paid versions on Google Play are updated to the latest version, but the Amazon one is still to be updated... I would like that Amazon updated this App as soon as Google does.
Best Regards
Tiago Leite
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Check Your Version!!! May 29, 2012
By John H.
Verified Purchase
Another crap app, that cant differentiate between and market and a damn OUT OF DATE amazon app. The market version is TWO REVISIONS higher than the Amazon Market.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars more permissions? September 10, 2012
By D. Todd
Verified Purchase
Well I got a notification that I need to update well it said new permissions required so I compared them to the previous release the previous one has 9 and this new one has 14 can anyone say overkill
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed October 12, 2013
Verified Purchase
So I download this app to my phone and I am all like "Shazam!" and nothing happens. I try again, nothing. Turns out this app will not turn you into Captain Marvel or give you any other powers. It does however listen to music and tell you what the song is. I guess that is cool too.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars love hate relationship August 18, 2013
By Dressie
Verified Purchase
I love it because of what it does. I hate it because I think there should be a quick return to listen button somewhere on the pages of songs you tagged or other section of shazam. I have lost several songs because there is no quick return button, and by the time I get to the page (by trial and error) the song is over.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Refuses to update
App is good, but after contacting customer service weeks ago and being assured that an updated version of the app would be uploaded in "a few days," I'm still not... Read more
Published 1 month ago by steven daycak
3.0 out of 5 stars Only works sometimes
Initially it worked well. Lately it keeps coming up that it cannot identify the music. I don't know where to turn to get it back to the original state. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Thomas Campbell
1.0 out of 5 stars Needs to be updated
Why doesn't it get updated on here the same time it gets updated on Google play store? It was updated to 4.4.0 on Google play store on February 11 and on Amazon it's still 4.3.0.
Published 1 month ago by mark7649
5.0 out of 5 stars Best
Worked perfectly easy install would buy again if I need more of this item, A plus and good price too
Published 2 months ago by Todd M. Losey
1.0 out of 5 stars broken for Android 4.4
The app is broken for Android 4.4. And since Amazon doesn't update the app version, I'm stuck on Shazam 4.2 whereas the Play store already has Shazam 4.3.
Published 2 months ago by ls174
5.0 out of 5 stars Names your music accurately
Listens to your music and gets accurate result quickly. Excellent app. Have both this and paid version of Soundhound, this works better.
Published 2 months ago by Kushank Wadhwa
5.0 out of 5 stars Useful for finding songs
I also have a spotify account so it's nice that there's integration there. Or I just get them from the amazon store.
Published 2 months ago by Robert
5.0 out of 5 stars Its nearly perfect - what the he/\ its a new year
Well worth the money if you listen to popular tunes,but dont wander too far from yhe top 100 billboard hits. Buy it you will use it!!
Published 3 months ago by T Kolter
5.0 out of 5 stars What is the name of this song? Who sings it? 3-2-1-Answers.
Simply activate this app for a few seconds during a song and allow your device to listen and inform. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Trevor T Fawver
3.0 out of 5 stars works well when when it does
It does recognize most of thr songs but if a song has a lot of bass or is edm music it has a hard time identifying it. Read more
Published 4 months ago by lay
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