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Shazam - The Instant Music Recognising App


How to use Shazam

Shazam is very quick and easy to use. All you have to do to activate the listening feature is click on the S button with a circle around it in the bottom right-hand corner and then Shazam identifies the song.


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After a few seconds, the screen will change and will show you the name of the music and give you a sample of the song. I think being able to listen to a sample is very helpful so you can check the app has got the right song. You are also able to share the song on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. You can also listen to it on different music apps, for example, Deezer, Spotify, iTunes.


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What is great about this app


Some of the things I like about this app is how easy it is to use compared to other music recognising apps which I have found are quite confusing and slow to use. Another thing that I have found, through a lot of research and testing other music recognising apps, is that Shazam is a lot more accurate and updated with all the latest music making sure your music can always be identified.  A useful feature that Shazam has is being able to store all the music that you have "shazamed," on your profile page.


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A great little feature that I found on Shazam is the explore button. It enables you to find the favourite and the most played songs of a certain area, for example, London or Brighton.




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Overall I think that Shazam is a very useful app to help you to recognise songs. It also is very accurate, which really helps to make it easier and quicker for you to discover your unknown music.

Has this blog persuaded you to download Shazam?


If you already have Shazam, do you agree with my comments?


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Caspar uses his spare time to play tennis and cricket, he also reads mystery thrillers, is a pianist and sings in the shower when he is not studying. 


Yes, Shazam is a great little app.  I find it useful - for example - in identifying music or theme tunes played in TV programmes, or on the radio when you only catch a clip, or if the presenter fails to announce the title or artist.


I also have SoundHound:  a very similar app, also free, and also able to identify music by "listening".  It seems to have a slightly different database to Shazam, so if one app can't identify a tune, the other often can...

Shazam is great! Very handy sometimes Smiley Happy Good write up
ace of spades



Interesting read .... thank you ,


An alternative ( and very good ) is  Google " sound search "  , I've used it quite a bit and found it to be  very accurate  ......


                                             Happy giffgaffing everyone..... thumbup.gif


Shazam has been around forever but still great for identifying songs.

Shazam has been around for a while. After reading this I will download it and try it out
I use Google search now, which is much easier.
I remember when Shazam cost something like 15p per go: you held up your feature phone and it would send you the name of the artist and song title via text message!

Personally I can't see much point in Shazam anymore. Google search works very well and is present on every Android phone. Even Windows Phone has a very effective music search facility!
heavy hitter
I tried Shazam today and was impressed. It doesn't cost anything so I guess it's a Matter of choice
giffgaff to the grave

Mmmm some realy good song recognising apps here .


But i think il download the shazam looks great.


So thanks for that @capa099






I really like Shazam.