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Shazam

by Shazam Entertainment Ltd.
Platform: Android Rated: Guidance Suggested
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (328 customer reviews)

Price: FREE
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: B004MC0FO8
  • Original Release Date: November 15, 2010
  • Rated: Guidance Suggested This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (328 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #550 Free in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Free in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Now with unlimited tagging
  • Identify what song is playing, preview, and instantly buy the track on Amazon MP3
  • Check out your friends' tagged music and add tracks straight to your own Tag List
  • Tag straight from your home screen with the Shazam Widget
  • Read track and album reviews, artist bios, and song lyrics
  • Tag songs without data coverage using offline tagging

Product Description
Home screen
Simply touch to start tagging
Discover, Buy, and Share Music

Loving that tune? Just hold your phone up to the music to identify it, to buy it direct on Amazon MP3, to check out the video and lyrics, or to share it with friends.

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.

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!

• 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

Tagged song
See song information within moments
Shazam Widget

Add the Shazam Widget to your home screen to tag a track immediately and discover what songs Shazamers around the world are tagging with the live Tag Stream feature. To find out more about a track featured on the Tag Stream, tap the title to add it to your Tag List or watch the music video.

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.

Free Version

This sponsored promo app gives you unlimited tagging until January 1, 2012. For lifetime of unlimited tagging and exclusive features, try Shazam Encore.


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
    • 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
147 of 158 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Shazam & Soundhound : Face Off / Updated March 22, 2011
Verified Purchase
I've just started using this app a few minutes ago & I have to say, it's amazing! I mean you click it open, tab the Shazam icon & watch the magic happens: It listens to the music source, a few secs, it identifies & 'tags' the song for you! You get its name, lyrics (downloadable), YouTube vids, Facebook & Twitter share options (plus more), you can also buy the songs you like on Amazon MP3...Have you ever been in the situation where you're listening to a song on a radio & you like it but just can't search it 'cause you don't know its name ( & even worse sometimes) who's singing?! Well, wonder no more, just Shazam!

Update #1: I've got over excited using this FREE version of Shazam but to my grief, I've reached the MONTHLY limit for tagging :-( I've only tagged 5 songs! Know I'm thinking of upgrading to the paid 'Full' version. A quick search: Full Version of Shazam on Android Market is $ 4.83 vs $4.99 on Amazon Appstore for Android. Well, I know it's only a few cents less or more but something to know. Plus, now I want to try another app that offers a very similar service, Soundhound. It also comes in a Free & Paid flavors. Let's dig in more music ;-)

Update #2: I've downloaded & successfully installed the free version of Soundhound. While both apps offer very similar functionalities, Soundhound offers UNLIMITED 'Taps.' Well, that's a BIG advantage over Shazam. It also advertised as being able to identify a song as the user sing it. I've tried that but the results were far off. Maybe I'm not the best performer out there or else I would've made it to American Idol! Anyways, the mixed up results in this case are quite expected.
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47 of 54 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome!!!! May 29, 2012
This app does not disappoint! I've used it many times and love the accuracy and options for downloading, YouTube & more.
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49 of 59 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars very cool app. June 5, 2012
Verified Purchase
cool app that i use frequently in the car to find the name of a song. my kids tell me to shazam a song when they want to know who is singing. :)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing February 12, 2013
By Prader
Verified Purchase
Ever been watching a TV show and it starts playing a song in the background and you wonder what song it is? This app will tell you (it will also tell you what TV show you are watching).

Tomshardware had an article on how this works; and I still do not fully understand. Has to do with graphing the music mathematically in three space. But who cares? Not only does this app tell you the song and artist, but it will also show you the lyrics in sync with the song (newer songs only). This is truly amazing-- the app will not only recognize most classical pieces; it will often tell you the artist and/or orchestra. How does it do that- how does it know which version of the 100's of recordings of Beethoven's 5th is playing?

This is a must have app.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just a Great App! April 14, 2012
Verified Purchase
I have used the Shazam music app for several months now and I am very pleased with it abilities. Have used it numerous times to find an artist or information about a song that is playing and have only had one occasion that it did not recognize the song. It shows album information, lyrics and purchase information. A very good app.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars no better than Soundhound September 5, 2011
By JD
I bought the paid version of Soundhound for $1.99. Although Soundhound is a very nice app, there were a few instances where it wouldn't recognize a song so I decided to try the free version of Shazam to determine if it would be a worthwhile alternative. Unfortunately, I found that Shazam was unable to pick up the same songs that Soundhound didn't recognize. The free Shazam has unlimited tagging until the end of 2011 so I will keep it for now. Once that offer expires, it will be uninstalled. If Shazam would offer their paid version for $1.99, I would jump on it but the app is certainly not worth $4.99 when it does not do a better job than Soundhound.

Update (10/1/11):
The free Shazam on the Android Marketplace now has unlimited tagging without any indication of this offer expiring at the end of the year. Not sure whether or not this also applies to this Amazon version, maybe it just needs to be updated. Be aware that if you delete this version and download the Market version, you will lose your tags. From my experience this app is comparable to Soundhound, both are good but neither are perfect. Now that unlimited tagging appears to be here to stay, I have upped my rating to four stars since Soundhound does appear to be a bit faster at identifying songs. With unlimited tagging on the free versions of both apps, my recommendation is to have both of them and if one doesn't recognize a song, then try the other. Still waiting for the price of the paid version of Shazam to drop...
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing How Well This App Works! March 22, 2011
By Rogue
This is a very cool app if you have ever been out shopping or dining and wondered what song was playing over the store's speakers. You click the button, it samples the music for a few seconds, and then sends the sample to the cloud for identification. Within a minute it reports back the song title, artist name, album name, and genre. It also provides a bunch of links such as: buy the song at AmazonMP3, view tour dates, watch the video on YouTube, view the lyrics, post to Facebook/Twitter, etc. It even provides a list of recommended songs based on the one you just identified (tagged). Very slick app that works surprisingly well. I recommend it!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Doesn't work (maybe)
I got the app to know who did this song. It took 30 try's to get my first result. It really doesen't work. One friend out of 4 says that it does work. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Mark
5.0 out of 5 stars On My Must-Have List
I have used Shazam for a long time on my smartphones and recently downloaded to my new tablet as well. Works great and I highly recommend!
Published 1 day ago by Kiko
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it
I am always wondering ....Who is this song by, and who sings it. Sometimes I like to know how old it is. It tells me everything. I am really enjoying it.
Published 2 days ago by Melanie Calisterio
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Does exactly what you want when you want it. Nothing fancy. That's all it need to be. Simple and works.
Published 5 days ago by Samuel Bouvier
5.0 out of 5 stars THIS IS SO FUN!!
No matter where we are and hear a song playing and just can't remember who's singing it or the name of the song, this little app tells us who it is every time!! Read more
Published 6 days ago by Joan Wilder
1.0 out of 5 stars Works great, too snoopy
Love the operation but this app, like most now, collects way too much data from me and my phone.
Used it for what I needed now it is gone.
Published 7 days ago by lee schaut
5.0 out of 5 stars It's great !!!!???
I give it a 5 star rating it's great. It's a good thing to have when you don't no your songs
Published 9 days ago by Anthony mcneil
1.0 out of 5 stars S***ty
I cant use the damn app how you gonna ask for a rate for app I haven't even opened id give 0 but I cant.
Published 10 days ago by skylar
4.0 out of 5 stars It seems to work well
It has found the songs I have asked it to find. I have a friend who has an app that also includes lyrics when you look up the song. That would be nice but it is not necessary.
Published 10 days ago by S. Loveday
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Ever
You hear a song that you don't know or want to tag to add to your playlist, then this is the app for you
Published 10 days ago by Ted Mautz
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