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musi
816
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lyric
28.13
9
spotify
117
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discover
32.49
5
song
12.61
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lyrics
28.50
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recognition
15.25
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9.85
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shazam
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App name
shazam: music Discovery
Description
shazam will identify any song in seconds. discover artists, lyrics, videos & playlists, all for free. Over 1 billion installs and counting! “shazam is an app that feels like magic” - Techradar.com “shazam is a gift... a game changer” - Pharrell Williams, GQ   Think you can Beat shazam? To find out, play along with the shazam App while you watch the show! WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT Find the name of any song in seconds. Listen and add to Apple music playlists. Follow along with time-synced lyrics. Watch music videos from Apple music or YouTube. shazam in Dark Mode. shazam ANYWHERE, AT ANY TIME Get it on Apple Watch, iMessage, Mac, or iPad.  No connection? No problem! shazam while offline. Turn on Auto shazam to keep finding songs even when you leave the app. WHAT ELSE? Find out what is popular in your country or city with shazam charts. Get recommended songs and playlists to discover new music. Open any song directly in Apple music or spotify. Share songs with friends through Snapchat, Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, Twitter and more.  Add shazam's widget to your Home Screen and you’ll see your recent song history at a glance, or be able to shazam in an instant! THOUSANDS OF 5-STAR REVIEWS  “OMG... this app will blow your mind...you press the shazam button and boom, you got the name of the song.” “So helpful in finding good and new music you truly love.” “I literally find my song in 1 second…" “I love shazam...It is helping me build a great playlist of songs I dont recognize right off hand.” “This app is literally part of my daily routine…” “This is the bestest app ever PEOPLE! If you want to know the name of a song or artist, this is the app you want.” “Love the smooth integration to my Apple music...” “Love the lyrics section!!! The lyrics match the words of the song…“ shazam is THE fastest way to discover music! --- Availability and features may vary by country. For more information on shazam’s privacy practices, please read the Privacy Policy, available at https://www.apple.com/legal/privacy/.
Rogers Source for Classic Traxs!
by GOATSELECTOR on 2022/05/25 12:27
SIMPLY , THE BEST APP IN EXISTENCE ! 5 S*****RS!
I never do reviews.
by Victor j36 on 2022/05/25 02:49
The thing is that it literally gives you free Apple Music.
doesn’t work anymore
by Jokgdhjkkngsguuvgg$&!((67$( on 2022/05/25 02:49
It used to work but now when your tap the button it immediately goes to “no results!”. it won’t even listen it just instantly goes to that.
Searching for songs
by dffdjgfvvgcd on 2022/05/25 01:59
Whenever I hear a song from the radio or public, I can always count on the app to see what song it’s called, and who it’s by if I don’t recognize, the artist.
Disappointed
by singleton1987 on 2022/05/25 00:27
Very upset the app no longer works with the TV Show
Love it!
by kjack400 on 2022/05/24 23:45
Great, simple, and useful app.
Shazam Grasshopper
by Venerable King of the Kanza on 2022/05/24 21:07
Love this app! Peaceful enlightenment with my favorite melodies. Take Me to the Water! Ahhh! Johnny Mathis. Beautiful
Awesome software
by Octavio Barajas on 2022/05/24 19:26
It’s a great program. It detects music pretty fast. It has a nice user interface and usability.
Love this app!
by Alison Jay on 2022/05/24 19:24
I am always out and about trying to hum the song and trying to figure out what it may be. Shazam makes it all very simple now. 10/10!
Michael Carr
by Ardcarr on 2022/05/24 19:15
Thank you for this opportunity.
It struggles
by Me456789 on 2022/05/24 19:08
It struggles when you open the app and press the Shazam button and it doesn’t work automatically, it takes a minute. Sometimes it’s inconvenient when it’s the last minute of the song and the app doesn’t work properly.
Best App created
by PackerFan2260 on 2022/05/24 18:11
I've enjoyed getting a song title with just a tap. A must have App, for all your who sings that song questions!!
No issues
by MusicLuva75 on 2022/05/24 17:58
Usually when something is free it’s problematic, but I have ZERO issues to report.
One great App
by LAB 470 on 2022/05/24 17:15
This app is so informative, especially if you are a music lover! Keeps you on your toes!
Artist videos
by wendale mosley on 2022/05/24 13:59
I love videos that shows the particular artists youShazam
Season 5 the app isn’t working
by VampireQueen94 on 2022/05/24 03:35
I don’t understand the season 5 and first episode came on tonight 5/23/22 and it’s not working it seems to not find it. I love the app I’ve been using it since the First season of Beat Shazam.
It would be nice…
by CrystalRoc on 2022/05/24 02:39
If the app recognized its own show! I can’t even get the Shazam app to recognize that I am trying to play the game! And it’s updated!
Beat Shazam never works
by DMcguire 2011 on 2022/05/24 01:44
Recognizes songs but not game
Beat Shazam
by SMJWB on 2022/05/24 01:28
App won’t play the game this season???
Can’t play with television
by bnmkjufdexvng on 2022/05/24 01:17
Don’t know if it’s because I’m steaming but I can’t play sling with the television.
Beat Shazam
by mmadds33 on 2022/05/24 01:16
Why can’t we play along this year? Doesn’t that showcase exactly what the App does? Very disappointed!
Can’t play beat Shazam
by football2021 on 2022/05/24 01:10
Tried to play along with beat Shazam but could not get it to work.
Beat Shazam
by Queenienoel on 2022/05/24 01:08
I’m trying to play beat Shazam and the app is not working. 😡 How are we supposed to play if it is not working? Please Help
Love it
by Queen b813 on 2022/05/24 01:05
Awesome
Pebbles
by DF491 on 2022/05/23 23:18
Great song! Old classic!!
A great app to use for times of being high on drugs and hearing a dope song for the first time lol!
by Bella's brother Tristan on 2022/05/23 23:06
Just like the title suggest, this app is the beez neez for any time of listening to new music while high on drugs and wanting to know the name of whatever is playing at the time so I highly reccomend Shazam!
The Best all ways
by Oshvita on 2022/05/23 23:04
Simple The best Be using for a long time Love it
Amazing
by not cool doods on 2022/05/23 22:00
Quick, easy, and convenient.It can easily identify a song in seconds even with background interruptions.I completely recommend getting this app.
Control center adjustment
by JW.12 on 2022/05/23 20:42
The app is great, but the Shazam's from the control center don't show up in the app, and that's quite annoying when I do a quick Shazam and want to listen to the song later.
Work in progress???
by Not a lotto girl on 2022/05/23 20:40
In today’s age you still can’t figure out modern music? It’s not like I’m asking for music from the 50s.. which actually you get…🤨🧐
Great App
by Mikeeo44 on 2022/05/23 19:12
Super fast and always accurate.
Saving shazam
by king of the secen on 2022/05/23 18:36
Previously on android, if I shazamed a song on my phone with my phone, it would automatically save it in the app library. Here on iphone, I see nothing like that. Only the shazams from outside sounds are saved. Please let me know about this. M
Great app
by smikeyjp74 on 2022/05/23 17:50
I love Shazam.. almost always knows song right away. It’s great!
One pesky request
by hello2034 on 2022/05/23 17:03
Can you guys allow us to Shazam while closing the application within a certain time window? Sometimes I want to Shazam a song I’m listening to on another app, YouTube or Instagram for example and the ability to Shazam over it would be sweet!
Eduardo Castillo
by misbevjsvsjsi on 2022/05/23 13:51
(((((Great app)))))
Greatness
by Vansl702 on 2022/05/23 05:48
One the few apps out that bless you with knowledge of music.
App is broken and no one cares?
by LionofBedStuy on 2022/05/23 03:39
Fix it already!
Review
by Arriel1 on 2022/05/23 02:38
Always Amazing!!
Terrible ever since the Apple iPhone integration.
by farbeyondme on 2022/05/23 02:18
I used to LOVE this app. Apple ruined it with the integration. Loses ALL the music I’m Shazaming, the notifications disappear before you can save them, it doesn’t actually great a Spotify playlist like it says it does. Music is just lost. I haven’t had it work since November of 2021. HATE IT!
Cannot identify instrumental music
by Chelle_14 on 2022/05/23 02:14
Very dissatisfied, was lots of fun to hear the random suggestions it gave me
Overrated
by Close 2 on 2022/05/23 01:08
So far , it isn’t finding the correct song
Superlative Service!!!
by NeeLee1 on 2022/05/23 00:00
Must say it again: Superlative Service!!! I always want to kick myself when a song I’m loving comes around but I don’t have, or can’t get at my phone! Even for many really-obscure entries, Shazam has yet to disappoint me. Awesome!
Review
by Ccrosstx on 2022/05/22 22:55
You aren’t always on top of classical selections. Everything else great.
What happened ?!
by badpolo on 2022/05/22 22:41
This used to be my go to app for songs and now it’s so hit or miss it’s almost unreliable even with popular country songs.
AWESOME
by darkchocolate523 on 2022/05/22 22:33
Oh my gosh. This app is literally amazing!! I got a new phone and downloaded Shazam and played a few songs and it guessed them immediately! Totally recommend.
HORRID
by Ellasi John on 2022/05/22 20:33
I would give it no stars if I could! It says type in lyrics it took me ten times before I actually got it all in. Once I happily got so mad I fricked the game off, it worked. BUT NO! A that’s not all. I put it in and I didn’t find the song. Why was that? BECAUSE I CANT GET APPLE MUSIC! A what if people don’t want to waste there money on some trash music app when you can use Spotify and Pandora for how much? OH RIGHT, FREE! Thats why currently I have both of them. SUCH A TRASH APP!
I love it but
by 1f2u on 2022/05/22 20:07
I love the app but the only thing that I don’t like is on the iPhone any songs I Shazam I can’t go back to the app and find it because it didn’t save. Can you guys change that? When I had an android. It use to save any songs I Shazam
Why is this app getting worse?
by Sean Patterson on 2022/05/22 19:14
Update 2022: this app gets f-ING worse and worse. I’m furious how hard it is to queue up a video from a song I Shazam’d. Watching the video for a song used to be easy. Now the app suggests a different different song to watch on video. Ridiculous. The interface has become a giant advert for Apple Music.
Some songs don’t work
by bootted up my pc on 2022/05/22 18:38
Well %99.9 of them do, it works with any language for songs like Korean and Japanese. I tried doing splatoon music to see if it would work and it didn’t. Now you can see the name when you play it in the game so it really doesn’t matter.
One of best apps out there
by Jake51840562(38 on 2022/05/22 18:24
Fast easy and convenient. Finds obscure songs quickly
LOVE SHAZAM!
by LuvMontreal on 2022/05/22 17:40
I just COULDN’T live without Shazam. I listen to EDM almost everyday and DJ mixes don’t offer song titles, through Shazam I’ve compiled an incredible catalogue of awesome music I never would have known about.
Best thing since sliced bread!
by DapperDan523 on 2022/05/22 17:35
On point
SHAZAM IS LIKE A GENIE IN A BOTTLE 🎼 🎶🎵 TO YOUR EARS
by Celtic Scandal on 2022/05/22 16:22
At times in a store, walking into a shop, on the beach, in a park, on my job site, a party or wherever I am🧐🤔😏At Times I Would Be Guessing THE NAME OF THAT SONG or MAYBE Wanting To Purchase THAT SONG That I Want To Be Added To My Favorite List…. SHAZAM🤔 & LIKE A GENIE COMING OUT OF A BOTTLE Brings …🎼🎶🎵 TO YOUR EARS 🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🕺🏻💃🏼🇮🇪🇺🇸🕺🏻💃🏼🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩
Classical
by WarDiva on 2022/05/22 16:02
It struggles
Great App
by Christopher Cooper on 2022/05/22 15:50
Works most of the time!
Shazam
by hutchpax on 2022/05/22 15:40
very helpful and useful, would suggest bc it's just helpful and unique
Used to work better
by Desire2Bgood on 2022/05/22 05:46
Used to identify commercial music and the composers a lot more. Seems like something happened to make it not so good. It seemed like it used to identify the movie and music from the scene that was playing.
Ty
by uuuuuuuuhuu on 2022/05/22 05:37
It’s great
huncho
by qwway on 2022/05/22 05:17
niceness
Disappointed
by Kimburr10 on 2022/05/22 00:28
I used to never have a problem with identifying a song with Shazam, but for some reason it will not work. I’ve updated the app and hard reset. Nothing is working.
Downhill
by Islandsue on 2022/05/21 22:59
I am a huge Apple fan, but ever since Shazam and Apple became friends the reliable of this app has deteriorated. Shazam used to be a verb, my friends would ask me to Shazam a song in a grocery store, the car radio next to me or even a commercial...within seconds I would know the name, movie and even the tv show. The app no longer recognizes songs that have been put for decades! How is that even possible 😡 Now the word Shazam is followed by an expletive!! Apple has completely disabled the common songs and quotes that made Shazam the awesome app is WAS. Now I don’t even bother. PLEASE, get your act together and bring back the unbelievably awesome app. It’s #%*^!? AGGRAVATING. I keep hoping the app is going to recognize a song and I’m always disappointed. Usually apple makes things better, I hope they are still working on it all these years later. Please fix the app.
Message
by Icymadmadison on 2022/05/21 22:21
This app really help me because when I don’t know music its just fun to use
It’s crap
by Martinallenjackson on 2022/05/21 21:56
Title sums it up. Will remove if given a valid way to complain. This was all I could find.
Love this app
by JoyfromNH on 2022/05/21 19:53
I have used the Shazam app since it first came out. I absolutely love it. My family has contests to see who guesses the song first. Get this app if you aren’t already using it💗
Amazing
by Appreviewnickname21 on 2022/05/21 19:41
Coolest app ever made!!!
Great app
by rouk8924 on 2022/05/21 19:40
It’s a great app for sure
Perfect!!!
by bendeohip on 2022/05/21 18:13
One of my favorite apps, period!!!
LUV THIS APP
by myacake on 2022/05/21 12:58
I GET FREE APPLE MUSIC FOR MONTHS
Great!!
by FERRARIJ01 on 2022/05/21 12:55
I love Shazam!!! Thanks Guys!!! You make my day better!!
Ñ A Sec
by christonhoward on 2022/05/21 11:24
Love it, turn on to it by my brother. We are music lovers. We listen to music for music not genre and some titles are spelled uniquely. Hit the button play and save. Love it!!
Music
by Slick803 on 2022/05/21 08:28
Love this app never let me down
Unbelievable
by sercan789 on 2022/05/21 03:37
This app is just unbelievable
Struggles
by ajcruz101 on 2022/05/21 03:23
This app works great however it does struggle pretty bad with recognizing EDM songs more specifically the dubstep genre.
Speed
by cazboo8 on 2022/05/21 00:14
So fast! Love it
Amazing, even if you’re using cellular data
by Nadare Aikami on 2022/05/20 23:39
I love how it can show what the name of the song and band is even if you’re using cellular data. I highly recommend this to anyone wanting to know what song is playing and who the band is.
Works like crap on Apple Watch
by artgrrrl on 2022/05/20 22:58
I Shazam using my Apple Watch, EXPECTING the tracks to show up on the Shazam app on my iPhone so I can then add those tracks to my Apple Music library. RARELY do any of the tracks show up in the phone version of the app. My settings are all correct, there’s nothing I’ve neglected to do and I often check to make sure the settings are still correct, and they are. The problem lies with the Apple Watch version of the app, there are whole chunks of missing music, spanning weeks and sometimes months. I will purposely Shazam tracks by artists I know just to see if it’s working, NOPE, not one King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizards track has EVER shown up in my list of Shazams, not one Ty Segall, not one Fuzz, and I’ve Shazamed at least 10 to 15 tracks of each of these artists. What’s the point of creating an Apple Watch app if it’s going to work like crap?! I’ll update my review if the developers ever DO make it work, but at this point I think it’s better to find a different music identification app, one that actually works on my watch, one that actually DESERVES to be on my watch face, cause Shazam isn’t it.
doesn't log Shazam's using shortcut
by Vivid.K on 2022/05/20 22:18
doesn't log Shazam's when using the control center shortcut which has been an issue for several months now
5 star
by adriana Jackson on 2022/05/20 21:07
Best app where you find music
Champion App
by cysshobo on 2022/05/20 19:54
Shazam is an awesome app and is and always will be alone at the top in its category! It’s fun, entertaining, and so easy to use! Fun in so many ways for people of all ages!
Amazing
by pdfspdfs on 2022/05/20 15:06
Shazam is amazing and can find songs that are so unusual and difficult to identify!!!
Indispensable
by Ehm Mo on 2022/05/20 06:54
Recently got an Apple Watch and, while messing around with different watch faces, quickly realized the only important complication is Shazam!
Great way to find Music
by TotsAwsomeReveiws on 2022/05/20 06:21
Helps find music when you don’t know the name
Is Shazam diverse yet?
by LuckyChicaNYC on 2022/05/20 06:12
This app has a chance to pull it out and become more relevant. Unfortunately, for me, it’s not capturing anything other than music with “the hook”. Will Shazam survive? Guess it’s up to HR and programmers to get with the times it would be a shame to get left behind.
Great at finding bootleg songs
by player34671 on 2022/05/20 05:55
This app everytime I use this atleast one every 4 times I use this app it shows a bootleg song just snatching music from the original I have 3 examples when trying to find help yourself it leads you to this Russian song that was released after the original when trying to find wolves by Kanye it’ll lead you to a song called stab by atene this app needs some kind of report system to have fake songs not show as the original and the third one was K L bless this dude or prob just ripped this sick guitar tune out of a song and I can’t find the original and not to mention I can’t even listen to the tune because his song is gone from the face of the earth it would be nice to actually find the original song
For phone.
by bmacmagic on 2022/05/20 03:05
Good ring tone.
Love Shazam
by vakentino11 on 2022/05/20 01:00
one of the best apps ever!!! Adds are killing it tho
Magic carpet ride
by reeses too on 2022/05/20 00:56
Great song to dance too or just lean back or lie down on the couch and take in the music Reese’s 2
Garbage
by Baby_Chanin on 2022/05/19 23:56
The app would say it could not find the song even when i sang the ENTIRE song
The biggest crap.
by Amkind on 2022/05/19 21:17
It used to be so good. Now it misses all the music. Other platforms will go ahead and Shazam will end like Netflix.
Like it BUT
by bdusiskdnjdsu73836268 on 2022/05/19 20:23
I like the app but would love if it had a way to recognize or tell me “this song is already in your shazams. Did you want to replace it or did you want a remix of this song?” Something like that but overall great app 👍
T
by objectiveandfair on 2022/05/19 20:21
Tvggg
Music search
by baby monnie on 2022/05/19 18:37
This is an awesome tool.
Lo mejor para escuchar música
by Lo vacansisimo on 2022/05/19 16:43
Viva la musica
bad
by shazam equals bad on 2022/05/19 15:00
couldnt find any of my songs and i tried like 10 times
There’s really not much to say
by Logan for life peace on 2022/05/19 14:20
This is 10000000000🌟⭐️🌟🌟⭐️++
Super app!! Shazam Rocks!!!
by Räóul on 2022/05/19 12:51
Awesome app 👍🏼👍🏼 Though more lyrics need to be added onto Shazam, it’s the best app of its kind right now.
Best money ever spent
by mikeeeeeeeee-eeeee on 2022/05/19 04:15
Paid 5 bucks for this app over 10 years ago. Still the best purchase I have ever made. And I have bought some delicious burritos in my life.
Is there a Grammy-Award winning artist around?
by blu495 on 2022/05/19 01:45
I love how this app recognizes songs during the most pivotal moment for any (qualified) artists: the Grammys. I never thought no matter the modifications some artists make during that awards show from their original recording, this app tells me the definitive song from the corresponding, correct artist (which I know from the television). Shazam for the win!!!!
I love it!
by AngieDiazM on 2022/05/19 01:29
Fascinating!! I get the music and the videos very fast. Thankfully
Only one problem
by Songfreak79 on 2021/06/28 22:52
Can you guys add the ability for dark mode on iOS 12 I have an iPod touch and I want to Shazam songs it’s an older iPod touch from 2015 so it’s about seven years old now in about 2022 its 6 years old right now and I want to be able to Shazam songs and when I do I can have the little Sam list on the bottom that you can scroll up and look at to be in dark mode I’m sure it’s possible on iOS 12 I mean you made it possible on iOS 13 and my iPod touch can’t even do that and there are some apps that even on iOS 12 that have dark mode like Facebook so I mean it wouldn’t be that hard to do it on Shazam on iOS 12 on an old iPod touch just with an update in the Shazam store please that’s what make my day I hate being blasted with the song last and white when I go into the app At least make it a little darker it doesn’t have to be super dark just a little darker like a grayish dark dark mode and then I’ll be happy I mean Facebook has a gray/dark mode on iOS 12 on the iPod touch for crying out loud and the iPad doesn’t even have it on Facebook and it’s on iOS 14 actually iOS 15 now because iOS 15 is out in developer beta form and there’s still no dark mode for Shazam but there is an iOS 15 beta for Facebook WTS same with iOS 12 for Facebook how does that work can you please add 1 plz
Well Earned 5 Star!!
by DatboiMemesOnEnd on 2021/04/08 01:29
Okay, so-I happen to decide to see what songs this app recognizes by playing random songs on my TV and seeing which ones it happens to guess! First, I tried Mario Kart Menu Theme, which it guessed, then I tried Broly Vs Gogeta (Epic song, btw), which it guessed, Rip & Tear, BFG Division, Blue Sizzle, you get the point! Well, I was thinking....No way it’ll guess Learn 2 Fly’s techno theme, right!? Riiiight! Well!!! That blew up in my face because it guessed it!! At first I was skeptical, thinking, “No way this is actually it! It must be confusing it for another song, right!?” NOPE!! It actually put a name to a song I had been wishing for the possibility to have on my playlist and I found it ON ITUNES and bought it!! Not the second that happened, I *SCRAMBLED* to the app store to give this app a 5 Star review!! You legends basically just reunited my child gaming spirit with its gaming music SOULMATE!!! I cannot thank you guys enough for making an app that can actually put names to songs that nobody else seems to know the proper names of! Seriously! You guys are awesome!!! Im gonna continue to use this app so I can expand my playlist from now on! You guys have a *SPARKING* day!!! Sincerely & With Thanks, 5aiy4n-G0d
Love it- but needs quicker access
by AndrewPaul89 on 2022/03/27 23:40
So this app has been extremely helpful in the past. I HATE when I can’t remember the name of a song, or figure out who is singing when it’s on the tip of my tongue. This app has helped cut those moments down. But I usually run into the issue of not getting to it fast enough. By the time I remember to use it and go to open it on my phone and then press the button, it’s often been too late and the song is over 😫. If it could be listening in the background or as soon as I open it could fix that. Also I understand the complexity involved, but a lot of times I want to look up or listen to a song but can’t remember enough lyrics or anything, just a tune. I wish there was an app that didn’t rely on exact recordings but you could hum or sing parts you remember and it could guess a few options..?! 😆 I know that’s a tall order, but someone will be able to do it sometime in the future I guarantee it! Go for it Shazam! Start now! Lol. Anyway I had it at 3 stars for those 2 reasons. But given the amount of songs it recognizes (it’s never not recognized one that I’ve tried), and how it only needs about 2-5 seconds of ANY PIECE of ANY SONG, I evened it out to a 4 ⭐️. It’s really a 5 for what it does, but a 3 for its potential to expand. So bam, you get 4. Kbye.
Shaquille O’Kneel down to the king, Shazam.
by K.HokamaDrama on 2021/10/07 12:32
I would like to put things into perspective by simply saying that if you are like me and have an acute fear of certain social interactions. One of those social underwear in school style nightmares is when I hear a song that just slaps my eyebrows off(in the best way possible) or that feeling you get when you hear a song that you haven’t heard since back when everyone discovered music via the radio. Each of those is a prime juicy example of how SHAZAM integrates its awesome self into your heart and phone haha I don’t want to boast too much but I have SHAZAM as a MF widget on my home screen... just saying all I do is click on the S-wait like 4 seconds-the BLAM- Shazam is all “here’s the exact song for you sir”- “would you like to add it to your playlist that you already had straight from here?”- I’m like “shhiii you already know” and it’s as simple as that folks...Shazam is a lifesaver/uniquely personalized playlist making/anxiety saving app god. If you are reading this then you have made a mistake.. you should have downloaded it first and then read all my app-praising whilst the downloadeth finished. Duh
“Shazam!”
by Rocky33Now on 2020/03/24 17:02
There used to be a time in my younger years, it was a simple matter of identifying every single piece of music played on the radio. Now we’re in the 21st Century; radios have become practically obsolete, devices for playing music media beyond number. Each device having the capacity upwards of 100,000 songs. The average person needs some help knowing every song being played in a room within hearing range. Through the past ten years or more I’ve drifted back, and forth to Shazam. As my tool for telling me the name of the song I’m listening to. I’ve always never failed to notice, whenever there’s a song I need to know something about. Someone in the room has Shazam on the cell phone to help me out. Finally after a very long absence of getting by without Shazam on my phone. I downloaded the Shazam app on my phone for a long awaited reunion. The nicest feature about Shazam, it automatically connects me to my Apple Music. Then I can add the music I so quickly get identified added to my music collection on ITunes. Download the Shazam app, and give the music collection, and knowledge base a huge lift.
I’d be so lost without this app
by NoLife Fenix on 2021/10/27 18:41
Ever hate when you hear a song out in public but you don’t know what the title is/who is singing it? Then you find it after spending spend hours searching for it through all the songs that have the same or similar lyrics? Yeah let’s just say this song helps cut that process down to mere a minute on average. As a note, sometimes (very rarely/really depends on your device) it may take closer to two minutes or may need you to activate it a couple times but most of the time once you activate it the first time you will find the song you’re hearing (granted if it is loud enough, but it can pick it up fairly well even if it’s barely in the background). So in conclusion, I would recommend this app 100% for any music lovers, and/or for those who find themselves in a similar position as mentioned above. It has saved me a lot of time/headache trying to remember lyrics and find a song. Just one press of the button and you could have your favorite song saved/recognized
Almost Great but Still got a BUG ☹️
by Maya_DMayanBruja on 2021/07/24 22:27
I LOVE 99% of EVERYTHING about Shazam. It Records & SAVES the Music I hope to ALWAYS have. It’s been recording & saving ALL my Music, even the ones I can’t remember I saved. And all to my Email too (Which I’ve had for YEARS). I love how instant it works & how it can find Most of the songs. Yeah, it still has trouble finding My Spanish speaking Music, but I Trust Shazam will get there Eventually. Although, I regret to say, but I have the Shazam app Icon, on my Scroll down menu (on iPhone 11) & yes, it does the job. I can tap on it & Shazam will instantly start recording & recognizing the song/music being played (on/from another app). BUT…… Once the Notification is shown/pops up & goes away, I later go to my actual Shazam app & the song I KNOW I just played & wanted memory recognition from, is NO LONGER THERE. Yeah Shazam tells me the songs I shazamed for THAT DAY & the days/weeks/etc. Passed. BUT MOST of them are NO LONGER THERE. Like they simply VANISHED. PLEASE Shazam. FIX THIS BUG. I Hate how it’s beginning to Defeat the purpose of even having a Shazam if it won’t properly store my songs anymore. & Who knows how long this has been going on. I’ve probably been missing hundreds of songs that I “thought was saved” when really, they weren’t. Moments GONE☹️ Be awesome Again!!
I love your Shazam App, but there's one minor gripe I've with it!
by Sweet Face99 on 2022/01/26 13:06
While I love getting '80s & some of the current downloaded songs that comes on from my alarm clock radio everyday when I get up 1st thing in the morning, but after an few and/or several weeks later on down the road, the songs are COMPLETELY different compared than to ones they once when I had 1st Shazammed it afterwards….!! I'm quite disappointed how your Shazam App DOESN'T even retained the original songs, music, and/or lyrics properly after few to several weeks later on down the road long after Shazammed it onto your Shazam App…!! I wanna keep your Shazam App on both of my iPhone & iPad, but if isn't neither fixed up properly and/or dealt within the near future by retaining all of the OG songs, musics and/or lyrics , I'm delete both of my Shazam App on both of my iPhone and iPad and I REALLY don't wanna go there when push comes to shove at that time….!!
embarrassing
by Nickka8809 on 2022/04/16 13:41
this used to be the best of all time for finding songs..now it’s out right embarrassing that it takes me recording it like six times and the entire song is over and it still has no idea what song it is. not to mention the songs that keep getting recommended to me sound ABSOLUTELY NOTHING LIKE THE ONE IM TRYING TO FIND! i’ve been disappointed and let down more times to count thanks to this app. the worst part is, i type two of the lyrics into google and i found the song immediately. also siri knows most of the songs i try to shazam because they tell me 90% of the time when shazam can’t even give me a song of the same genre or even by a related artist. this app is just embarrassing at this point. it’s embarrassing you call yourself a song finding app and you can’t EVER find a song. my phone works perfectly fine, so it’s not my microphone. it’s embarrassing standing there for the entire duration of a song completely still with no one breathing so it can hear you and it recommending completely wrong songs. over and over and over and over. DO SOMETHING. this all is garbage and belongs there. nothing has changed in years and it’s progressively getting worse every update.
Love the app, miss the global map
by memeske on 2021/05/14 08:06
Perfect app for many reason that have been stated by the many users you have. Love it and could picture a normal life without it, given my admiration and passion for music and musicians. Over the many updates, my favorite new artist and try explorer “secret weapon” was the global map navigation. Yes, it was tedious to expand at times, but this really a (admittedly skewed) idea of what any town were listening to, that could be pulled on that. Hope that map makes a come back, otherwise, superb essential app. Not sure how long ago that was...I have grown and I went to ups and downs!! Music is appeases the soul and spirit, and being able to always capture that “song”, and even do a bit of Karaoke with it...hope it leads to less wars..but also hope you are adding privacy respect to your mission. It’s a modern world and you must find a way to survive and be profitable. Just stopping by to say THANK YOU to you all AGAIN!!
Best APP Ever!
by Robert Aymond on 2019/11/08 19:21
This review is long overdue but better late than......! Shazam was one of the very first apps I ever added to my first iPhone. It was surely in the top 5 if not the top 3, & it's so useful to a music lover like me! How I ever did without it still seems crazy to me, so it must never be allowed to go away or taken from any App Store. Let's make that a law so it will be legally protected! To the developers who created Shazam, I give all my thanks & appreciation for such a truly brilliant & useful tool that you've made available for everyone to easily use without the need to learn anything besides tapping a finger. Simplicity & Brilliance! Even more impressive though, is your unending & seamless enhancement of features & capabilities, yet always keeping it's simplicity intact. I'd love to shake your hands & thank everyone who's had a hand in any part of giving the world such a great program - especially to music lovers like me, but until I can, all I can say is Thanks to all of you. RA
Thought It Was Good...But
by jordane1 on 2021/02/14 14:56
Had been using this app on and off in combination with SoundHound. One feature I like about this app is that you can “search a song” and it will save it to a history log Same As SoundHound but unfortunately this history isn’t “device transferable” unlike SoundHound and also I did I a series of searches from the control center (panel) which is a extremely useful feature that I don’t think SoundHound has but it was to my surprise after (falling default) to this method that these “searches” weren’t being saved only the ones that were searched when the app was visible on screen which as mentioned before is device specific and I can’t view on a different device 4/5 stars if this app saved history from the beginning of time as SoundHound did it would get the 5 stars as even if you logged in later after searching a series they would simply get added to you me account history with location(SoundHound) A+ App though I will say
Not dependable
by handmethefrench on 2018/09/29 03:54
This app only needs to do one thing: tell me what the name of the present song is. It’s not that difficult. Songs don’t last forever, and by the time you realize you like the song, you probably only have a few moments to capture the song with an app, as you juggle with driving your car and getting away from any background noise. Yet, this app cannot the only thing it needs to do. It struggles to load every time, before eventually the button doesn’t respond at all to the touch. If you think updating the app might make it work, you’d be wrong. Admittedly, this might not normally merit the time to draft a negative review, but there’s nothing quite so annoying as having precious few seconds to capture a song and then having your dedicated app fail at its only job. If anyone from the Shazam bureaucracy is reading this, please make whatever simplifications are necessary to this app to make it work.
When I need the right words...
by rmorgan7868 on 2021/05/06 07:23
Ever had a song stuck in your head. Regardless if it’s the latest top 40 hit or an old favorite from twenty years ago. Desperately wanting to put a little kick in your step or re-live a special moment, and you can’t because the words just are not there. The toon or the melody keeps playing over and over inside your head, but disappointed as the mood is shattered trying to piece together a few key words and make up a couple words that don’t even belong, left to hum a few bars then fizzle out. It absolutely kills the moment. Shazam affords the ability to locate that special song regardless of genre, artist, style or age of the hit. I am empowered to sing along with the tune, pull up the right lyrics and now that the frustration is over! You have helped me complete my day. Thank you Shazam!
Works like crap on Apple Watch
by artgrrrl on 2022/05/20 22:58
I Shazam using my Apple Watch, EXPECTING the tracks to show up on the Shazam app on my iPhone so I can then add those tracks to my Apple Music library. RARELY do any of the tracks show up in the phone version of the app. My settings are all correct, there’s nothing I’ve neglected to do and I often check to make sure the settings are still correct, and they are. The problem lies with the Apple Watch version of the app, there are whole chunks of missing music, spanning weeks and sometimes months. I will purposely Shazam tracks by artists I know just to see if it’s working, NOPE, not one King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizards track has EVER shown up in my list of Shazams, not one Ty Segall, not one Fuzz, and I’ve Shazamed at least 10 to 15 tracks of each of these artists. What’s the point of creating an Apple Watch app if it’s going to work like crap?! I’ll update my review if the developers ever DO make it work, but at this point I think it’s better to find a different music identification app, one that actually works on my watch, one that actually DESERVES to be on my watch face, cause Shazam isn’t it.
Very Impressed. Amazed, really.
by DJ Kobayashi Maru on 2020/04/27 05:41
I've spent my lockdown time ripping my cd collection to FLAC, and I came across one of my electronic mix cd's from around 2002. No song listing, no CD-Text, not even a label. I spent about an hour looking through my computer files to see if I had any notes or playlists or cd-burning files that would help me identify the unfamiliar music on the disc. I tried listening to it to see if I could figure out the songs, but no luck at all. I was thinking there was no way Shazam would be even remotely helpful for this kind of stuff. I was dead wrong. Shazam nailed every single song, even the remixes. It identified one song as "The Sheriff" by Fila Brazilla, but the times didn't match up when I double checked AllMusic. My version was longer than the listed time. I did a little more research to see if there was a longer version. When there wasn't, I decided to check to see if that song ripped with extra silence at the head or tail in error on my CD. Sure enough, Shazam was right, and my disc was wrong: 30 seconds of silence at the end of the track. I am seriously stunned at what a great job Shazam did with such an eclectic disc of music. I knew it was good at the popular stuff, but most of these songs didn't have lyrics (and in some cases, melodies.) Anyway, highly recommended and highly grateful.
Special songs I like.
by Pattycakeb19 on 2020/03/26 17:04
I like to purchase music to play in my car. I do not usually want to buy full albums, but specific songs that I like. What I love about Shazam is that there may be a commercial with a song I like or a movie will feature a certain song. I may not know the correct name or who sings it. All I have do is Shazam it and there it is. I have used it so many times. My playlist for my car is unbelievable. All good songs. Not 30% or 70%, but 100% songs I like. The only bummer is that I used to be able to press purchase And it took me right to the place where I could purchase the song. I can’t do that now or if I can I do not know how. I am not interested in paying a monthly fee for all the music in the world. I want only specific songs and sometimes I might not be able to remember the name. Purchasing is the best option for me!
Songs while offline
by tyraandmom on 2019/11/18 21:30
This app is very useful for finding songs you may not know the name of or new songs that you've never heard before. I only have a few problems with this app. When you shazam a song while your offline it says that it'll tell you the song when you have connection. I travel a lot and am a lover of all music genres so I have quite a majority of songs from around the world, and I might not always have wi-fi to connect to. I'm currently abroad for a wedding and my carrier doesn't support data outside of my country, so at the after party they played loads of songs I liked; I went to shazam them and waited till I got back to my hotel to open the app, and there was no sign of them. Another problem I have is Auto-Shazam. I turn it on and when I go listen to a song on a video and it doesn't react. Overall this app is useful, but there are some features that claim to work, but don't.
Shazaman! Searchin!
by allen enriquez on 2018/04/28 23:46
I’ve been using Shazam for over 10 years I barely thought about giving it a review. Not that it really needs it, because many people already know about the app globally. It’s the best app to see what artist/tv/movie/radio is playing! I remembered when I first used it when 3G was barely the next gen with it at these speeds it made it so much better to search for the details without any needs to going the the webpage or anything else it is at your fingertips just one click their is a way to say “Shazam” to start the searching. I am not to sure if it works with everything. Most o the type I find my self just using Siri to do most of my stuff while moving around. It’s a very useful app because you may what to know what movie someone is watching or a friend my want to know without interrupting the movie they can search seamlessly!
Not nearly as accurate or useful as claimed
by Kokubu on 2020/12/07 19:12
I really don’t get the appeal of Shazam. It usually doesn’t work. If it’s a top-40 song, it works pretty well. Anything else, and most of the time it says “No result”. Or it picks a song seemingly at random. Then if you try again, it picks a different random song. It has no concept of “I’m not sure what this is so here’s a couple guesses”. The wrong answers are never even from the right genre. It’s like talking to a smart-but-dumb computer on a 1960’s sci-fi movie. There isn’t a way to train it, either. It’s even difficult to remove an incorrectly Shazam’d song from the history — it takes about 6 taps, which is about 5 too many for something I want to do half the time I hit the Shazam button. The other case where it’s good but not useful is classical music. Its accuracy with classical music is excellent. Unfortunately, again, it snatches defeat from the jaws of victory, this time by displaying only the title and *performer* (usually conductor), but not the composer. “String quartet #7”? I guess that narrows it down but it really wasn’t what I was looking for. I wish Shazam worked well, and provided results in a useful format. Right now, it’s a novelty when it works at all. UPDATE: Now it’s started nagging me about “cloud backup” and a bunch of other useless stuff. Please stop. You have one useful feature. Make it better. Don’t go trying to make me integrate my life or some garbage like that.
Classical and Modern Serious Music.
by Harvey Kongsgaard on 2018/08/26 17:30
I absolutely love Shazam. I also love all types of music but especially classical music and especially of the modern genre. I play keyboards and was brought up playing an antique Harmonium (a pedal reed organ) and in a short time became accomplished enough to be the Assistant Organist for a large Presbyterian Church in the Twin City suburb town of Hastings MN. We had a small seven rank but very powerful Pipe Organ which was absolutely a GAS to play full organ even tho I had to sort of wing it on the full 32 note pedal keyboard. Now getting back to my review of Shazam. I think your App comes up short in identifying classical musical tracks and albums. Most serious music lovers prefer to know the Composer first before they know who are the Artists or Artist. I do wish Shazam would provide much more Info on the Classical Music tracks (PLEASE) but thanx a whole lot for what you do do.
Older songs
by momalaaa on 2019/09/27 16:49
I’ve noticed you are using the release date of that certain song which may not be when it was originally released. I know songs released in 60’s and 70’s have this done when album is reissue. I’m having to look up correct year when making year specific play lists. Also, younger people take that as correct & won’t be argued out of it. Would it be a huge problem to add Originally Released showing that year. Shazam doesn’t always recognize older songs. Just finished watching Ken Burns series Country Music and a there were a lot of artists not recognized at all. It seems to not recognize music that’s not mainstream. I don’t tend too listen to mainstream all the time. Local groups aren’t noticed sometimes either even ef they’ve had a few albums out. Shazam not too bad keeping up with massive amount of music there is today. I just get annoyed sometimes when I can’t find the words to that dang song that’s playing right now!
Too bad that Shazam joined Apple
by Rosemom64 on 2021/10/23 17:59
It used to be wonderful you could catch a tune and then sing along with the lyrics . I was HAPPY Now hours later you realize that it didn’t record and the magic of the mood is gone plus you got home and it is dark cold and lonely and you have to cook dinner instead of singing in the car on the way home. Now I can’t even find the Shazam’s where do they go on Apple and when I get home I don’t want to be scrolling around looking for music anyhow With the old Shazam I could pull up a huge long list of my Shazam’s and play them easily and move them to Apple playlists easily Now the software engineers screwed up and it is a mess Also my phone broke and I have a new phone I am afraid of losing my songs if I log in it is confusing how to move things to Apple
Awesome way to Name That Tune!!
by rocknrollmamacita on 2021/06/10 05:22
I can’t remember who turned me onto this app years ago, but it’s always been a handy tool. The app is much improved since I first started using it. Most of the music I listen to is from the 60’s through the early 2000’s. Sometimes I use it if I hear something I know, but haven’t heard it in years and am drawing a blank. Other times, I will hear something on a TV show I like but have no clue who the current artist is. Shazam let’s you open the song in Apple Music and other options. You can save it, make a playlist and I’m sure some other tricks I haven’t figured out yet. It’s picked up titles within a couple seconds. In the past, If there was any dialog I would try to find a break in whatever show I was watching to find the song. Not the case anymore!
Too many changes, too much Greed $$’s
by Colorado0so on 2019/11/28 04:26
When Shazam app first came out, IT was a fantastic product!! and you could Shazam a song on radio, in a car, on TV... and listen to it “”all”” later & see lyrics, share complete song/video with family & friends.... it was a 5-star App... after it was sold... purchased and changed & compromised by ? Apple ... ? ?new ownership.. the immediate Greed for money appeared and then extra music fees, purchases, memberships tainted this once useful App... greed, yes, greed... absolutely destroyed the once marvelous features and freedom of use and listen to songs, many saved & shared.. & CD’s purchased at retailers... Family & friends tell me they seldom use it since all the changes and restrictions and new, greedy charges imposed/required to ‘checkout a song’. I’d have to say... that’s what killed its once, highly rated popularity... Apple Music and Spotfy biggest issues I hear about...$$$’s Good luck !
I’ve Been Shazam—otized !!!!
by CeceLady on 2018/11/24 01:52
This is the bestest app ever PEOPLE! If you want to know the name of a song and artist this is the app you want. It is so accurate and on point. I always keep Shazam open in the background because I love any kind of music that sounds good to me since I don’t have a preference in music my playlist varies and this is how I use it .......when I am listening to the radio and a new song comes on and I have never heard that song....BAAM! I SHAZAM IT RIGHT AWAY!!!! when a car goes by with a good song that I like, or when I go into any business to shop and they’re playing some nice song I immediately SHAZAM IT......I love the fact that I it also finds latin music not only English music and the app is able to find both languages, and even classical music, well the list goes on. I love it and use it basically everyday. ❤️❤️❤️❤️😊
Cool but there’s a flaw with the iOS implementation
by NonstopRug on 2021/02/10 21:12
When you Shazam tracks from within the actual app and have the Apple Music sync feature these songs *automatically* get added to a custom Shazam playlist in the app. Unfortunately with the new iOS features that also allow you to Shazam track do not work with this feature… and that makes no sense because Apple owns Shazam! Take for instance, asking Siri “what song is this?” Siri will accurately get the song info and also allow you to open the sign in Shazam. All standard behavior. It even shows the new track a newly shazamed song. Unfortunately the automatic playlist doesn’t recognize this as a true Shazam. Same with when you use the iOS shortcut within the shortcuts app or when you use the newly implemented control center button. All three of these methods for Shazaming do not work with the Apple music syncing feature. PLEASE FIX THIS.
Could Be Better
by Davidmaxbaker123 on 2018/01/17 10:00
It IS very useful in finding out the track name, artist, album of a great many songs. It DOES have a few flaws. One flaw is that it occasionally gets a song completely wrong, or associates it with another artist, but that is probably less that 1 % of the time. Another quirk which I don't like is that it frequently defaults to a newer CD compilation album release for a song when what I really wanted was the original album and it's song listings. One thing I like about it is its ability to display an album title exactly how you need to label it in iTunes in order for iTunes to be able to find the album artwork. If your title is just one character off from Shazam, iTunes won't find the artwork and you have to enter it manually. Fix the glitches I described, and it's a five-star app in my book.
The most important app in the history of the internet!
by Kmottodragon on 2022/02/03 15:20
Shazam! When I was young I would spend a third of my meager pay check that I earned working at an ice cream shop situated on University hill in Boulder CO by walking across the street to “Album’s on the Hill” on my breaks and buying music. I seldom came across a CD that had more than one or two good songs on it and so I prayed. I prayed for the music gods to give me the power to identify, sample, and explore an artist’s catalogue without committing my hard earned cash to the proverbial crap shoot that was the new and used CD bins at the local record shop. Shazam you heard my prayer and you answered. It’s like you’re always listening and you have all the answers… wait Shazam are you…no you can’t be…but perhaps to an old skeptic like me you’re pretty much God.
Control Panel Song Recognition Is Useless!!
by Maji16 on 2021/04/16 18:44
If I could give the Song Recognition feature in the control panel a -10, I would, I find it just that useless. When I 1st saw this I was like “wow what and awesome thing” and instantly added it to my control panel and it recognizes all of my songs. But of course there is always a “gotcha” with anything this good because even though it recognizes the song it does not link them with my Shazam library like the app and if I clear 1 of my notifications on my list all the Shazam’s are deleted, thus no song recognized or saved to add to my Apple library later. This very very very frustrating and hate this feature. My memory is bad and that’s why I use the feature and leave the songs that I Shazam in my notifications so when I have a chance I can add it to my Apple Music Library. It’s an awful waste of space and if you’re going to offer it as a extension of the Shazam make sure all of the features work like app would or it’s just a waste of space.
Really fun to write and watch
by Aveswest on 2021/10/27 22:05
The reason why it’s so much fun is so much fun while pushing the button it just beeps and then it listens and you’re done when it goes to a song like bad day when I looked up is it literally could show you it could show you that like him it could show you the like songs and sometimes you can watch the video to the song so much fun and then if you like it look up on your playlist so let’s run the reason why some people don’t like it is because like it’s just boring to them and you just push the button is boring boo-hoo some of them say and like maybe like maybe they just wanna know the song because it’s like sound super terrible something like that but the app is so much fun it’s very organizing and you need it so yeah
Life changer
by Magicmiketooo on 2019/03/17 19:50
Whoever created this app purely genius and only for the people who really enjoy music. People can tell you that the Love music, but people who really enjoy music Will tell you how music can change their mood around if they’re happy you can make them sad, if they’re sad or upset you can make them happy. These kind of people, allows the music to get inside her heart and soul those are the true believers of sound of music. Which is a great movie by the way a.k.a.. So thank you , Shazam you’ve allowed me to download music from anywhere I go to the department store, elevator, just listen to the music in your car, I can finally do you know who’s singing that song in actually have it downloaded it onto my Music list. Finally someone who is developed this app understands what I’m saying about music. Blanco
Great App
by .+*Vulpixi*+. on 2020/10/12 12:43
I’m one of those people who like figuring out what a song is called. My friend had this app, so I asked my mom for it. She said yes. I use this app frequently in the car if I want to “bookmark” a song. My favorite feature is the live lyrics. When you Shazam a song you can look at the lyrics. But not just the lyrics, the lyrics that are actually playing on the part of the song it was Shazam-ed at. I actually used this app while writing this. I also like the fact it gives you a preview of the music video. But I wish there was a button that you could watch the whole music video that synced with your music. Otherwise everything else is great. I recommend this app to all those like me who need to know what the name of!
One of My Top 5 Apps
by Dallas halsey on 2019/12/02 14:36
I LOVE THIS APP. I’m always on the hunt for new music and this app helps me do that! I love how I can be out and about, hear a song, hold up my phone, and in less than five seconds I’ve learned what it is. And it can seriously hear the song even if you’re out in a public place and the music isn’t that loud! Let me give you a few examples. I was in a busy chipotle and it gave me the song title. I was in a lens crafter and could barely hear the speaker myself. And there was this song from this short 1 minute video where my friend is talking over the song and all you can hear in the background is the melody but I was like OMG WHAT IS THAT SONG and I thought there was no way the app would be able to get it because the song was so subtle but low and behold it discovered it! DOWNLOAD THIS APP!!!!
So convenient, So clever, So revolutionary
by laceyjane19 on 2021/06/26 08:59
Honestly though I garauntee every human being & definitely the better half that’s either reading reviews, reviewing their own , or is too busy using this amazing app has had to deal with those crappy moments when you hear new music you know you love but know you won’t hear again until you happen to be lucky enough to hear it again or the even crappier moments when you specifically want to hear one of those songs you heard but can’t because you don’t remember the name of it or worse yet you never end up knowing any music because you never are able to learn the music you hear and my PERSONAL least favorite.. knowing so much music but never knowing the names of them Until sazam
Used to be great but now barely functional
by Abc12396734j on 2022/05/16 01:26
This used to be an AMAZING app, and I used to be able to pick up songs from faint fragments of music in fairly crowded areas. For the past 2+ months, Shazam hasn’t been able to consistently capture well-known songs playing loudly at home with no other noise competition whatsoever. It can get about 1 out of every 5 attempts in no-noise-competition conditions, and even fewer in noisy conditions. Most of the time it just tells me my search is difficult and to “hang tight,” but does this for so long that the songs ends- at which point Shazam helpfully tells me there’s no match. Hope you guys have a fix for this coming soon because Shazam went from being a super-powerful, easy to use app to a mostly broken spinning dial that times out if you don’t restart the app, sometimes restarting several consecutive times.
Shazam music library or knowledge of songs
by ac nicky on 2021/03/20 19:08
I have experienced that Shazam has in some cases it doesn’t recognize a song or songs, music etc for some reason. I have experienced in particular music one of my favorite music Latin music be it from the 1950s/60s/70s/80s. I am from New York, some music genres are Afo-Cuban, Mambo, Son, Guanguanco, Son Montuno etc and Shazam does not recognize some songs or music sadly. I listen to a radio station WFDU Saturdays 1pm - 6pm and they play a mixed array of the types of music, songs I am referring to, maybe if someone in the organization can listen a few Saturdays, one can get a good grasp of what is being brought attention to, it would be greatly appreciated, thank you, P.S. my compliments to the great body of work done thus far, hats off to the hard work done!
Apple Music integration idea
by khelsten940 on 2021/11/19 04:37
I want to thank Shazam for making my idea a reality in record time!!! First review: I’ve always loved Shazam! Been using as long as I can remember… I’ve always been wanting to be able to see the lyrics to the song I am currently looking up on Shazam… but even more so AND NOW that Apple Music has integration capabilities— it would be soooo RAD if Shazam could open the song from the same point the Shazam starts and open Apple Music at that part of the song with the lyrics in sync so we wouldn’t have to restart the song to see the lyrics, we could just read along the lyrics from our Shazam/Apple Music device while continuing the song on the device it’s currently playing on. Hopefully this makes sense!
Several Issues
by Proteus846 on 2017/10/06 04:44
Shazam is a very useful tool, but it does have some issues in this version. For starters, I’d like to modify Notifications Settings… but the link in the app takes me to the front page of Settings and there’s no panel for Shazam available on my new phone. Additionally, when upgrading to a new iPhone I lost access to the ad-free experience I bought into years ago with the since-depreciated Shazam Encore. I’m using the same account as before, but I have ads now… I’ve submitted a ticket and am waiting to hear back. A final complaint would be with Facebook integration. Most apps now show me a page asking to sign in with the Facebook app, which takes me there to authenticate; Shazam, on the other hand, wants me to sign in directly in the app instead of taking me to the Facebook app to do so; this is less secure, sends my data through Shazam for additional lost security, and is just not the way I want to do things. Security and privacy are important in today’s world, and Shazam needs to add simple support for Facebook’s newer secure-authentication system. Other than those issues and occasional minor bugs, Shazam works great. Aside from the emails about the top charts that I can’t seem to turn off in the app for some reason, I enjoy using Shazam and it has proven extremely helpful in identifying music on many occasions.
Annoying issue I’ve had, and finally got tired of.
by 34theride on 2022/02/25 08:15
I had SoundHound for years, but over time realized that it seemingly had a smaller database than Shazam around when I first installed it. It was fine for a while, but it seemingly only remembers searches when it feels like it? I can’t find anyone else that has had the same issue, but when I go to the app, and go through my Shazam history it will only track certain recordings. I can’t always check the songs I Shazam because often when I hear them, I’m at work so I liked being able to put it on, and sort of bookmark it for later.. but not the case with Shazam. For instance, today I searched for songs on 2-3 occasions, and all I have is a history result from last week.. I’ve finally deleted it to go back to soundhound simply because I know that my history will be saved there :/
Good for what it’s for
by archon95 on 2021/09/10 16:49
This app is great once you figure out what it’s for—identifying songs being played, as in on the radio or at the mall or by a roommate when the transactional cost of just asking is too high. For a long time I could never figure out why the app couldn’t recognize even simple songs I sang or hummed, officially giving up when it couldn’t even recognize my laudable rendition of Happy Birthday to You, which is, like, the most recognizable song in the world. But then a friend filled me in on the app’s actual purpose, and, upon verifying his claim through several test runs, my scorn was replaced with unabashed admiration. I find the app especially useful for classical music. Though, there was one Mendelssohn piece that it took several tries to identify…
Great app when it works!
by Mathew71 on 2017/12/13 20:53
This app is literally part of my daily routine so I use it quite a lot. However recently I’ve been noticing when I go to play a song using Apple Music through Shazam the entire app just stops working on my iPhone. So I figured it was just my phone acting up but then I went to use it on my iPad and the exact thing happened when I went to the map and tried playing a song. Also a lot of small things about the user interface will just stop working like the back buttons and scrolling on a page. It’s to the point every time after I Shazam a song and try to either add it to Apple Music or Olay it I have to close the app and restart it. Overall I love the app just wish I could use it a bit longer without having to restart it!
3.5 stars
by 12356890673Abi on 2018/08/31 04:59
The live music lyrics could be better. Like I don’t understand why it hears the lyrics and recognizes if it is an a wrong place and “catches up”, but really, it doesn’t recognize if it’s paused? Can’t even hear any music but it continues as if it does. Pointless feature. And I appreciate that it has lyrics, but some popular songs don’t. They should sync to more than one website for lyrics. The ads aren’t personalized either, and honestly I wish it was. I don’t mind a clothing ad geared towards my interests every now and then, but constantly seeing the same add for AHS Apocalypse while trying to look at lyrics for my worship songs... I keep covering it up with my hands as I read bc I don’t want those kind of frightening images in my head. Being personalized ads, even just variety would be nicer. Don’t want to see the same ad every time I Shazam a song. And auto Shazam doesn’t work that well either
Most Reliable App Ever Made!!
by Salty girl on 2019/10/11 23:45
Since day one and what seems like endless apps downloaded since apps were created, Shazam has been that constant, that rock, that reliable friend. This app has been with me throughout the years and hasn’t failed, hasn’t been stuck in some circling mode of hell or crashed. Sure, maybe it’s had some hiccups getting some songs incorrect or versions of certain songs but we all have hiccups! Shazam you have helped me be mom o’ the year and always knowing the song 😉. You didn’t stop there either- you went further with letting me sing along!! It doesn’t get better than this app. Thanks Shazam, we are super cool together! Please stay this way. Add a trivia guessing game and BOOM outta the ballpark. Stay away from bugs. Stay safe. Continue to be awesome!! Love, Mom SHAZAM ROCKS!
Great app, but one issue.
by FireFlash9 on 2020/07/26 02:35
This app is great on pretty much every level. I used to hate having to just guess the name of a song or never remember a song again because nobody said the name. And no way was I able to tell the name of any classical music pieces. But with Shazam, all of those problems are fixed and it is easy, just the tap of a few buttons away! My one problem, is that it asks for me to sign in with my Apple id password EVERY TIME. It doesn’t matter if I signed in with it lasts time, it will ask again. The settings say it is linked to my Apple Music, so I don’t see why it would keep asking. This can get very annoying since I don’t now any way to stop it. Other than that this is a great app and I highly recommend it!
Good but a little annoying when…
by Avicado 18 on 2022/01/14 03:18
It’s very good when you play the actual recording but when you play it on piano or sing it or some other instrument, it completely fails to say the right song, or just doesn’t say any song at all. It also only gives you a very limited amount of time and you can’t play enough of it for it to recognize. If the company sees this, please try to make it so that you can manually turn the button off. (There might be a setting like this in settings but I didn’t see it). Please also try to solve that other problem about different instruments, I don’t know if it’s possible (it might also not work if you sing it in a different key but I’m not sure). But that aside it is a fun app and it’s good at what it does. thanks for making it Shazam!
Fork to my Plate
by nvthree on 2022/02/05 05:19
I've been a user since 2009. If music holds any sway in your daily life, Shazam is the fork to your dinner plate. Growing a product from a true mvp to what it is today, over (?) years has to be hard. There's been versions of Shazam I've passionately hated. In hindsight, I could only hate it because was so helpful. Today, so many others use this app just like I do, to record and put name to the soundtrack of their life so they can bring that music back on demand whenever they want. For the last couple years this app has been soundly built. Its my go to for creating playlists and It's connected to my music library. Shazam is how I enhance my time with my family and friends, building the musical backdrop for the best times of my life.
Shazam
by Tex Reynolds on 2021/12/22 03:02
This app has changed my life. Before Shazam I had severe halitosis and couldn’t find a girlfriend. I was also a shoplifter. I decided to get into therapy and my therapist told me I was the most boring patient she had ever worked with. Then one day I was riding my three speed Schwinn bike. I looked down at my iPhone and saw the app for Shazam. As I was writing I lost my focus and ran over an old man who everybody in our neighborhood hated. As he laid there in my arms, ready to die he gave me two admonitions. “Stop picking your own boogers when you are riding a bike , you idiot. And start finding new songs using Shazam. Maybe now, I’ll discover the real words to “Wooly Bully”. So merry Christmas to everyone at Shazam and stay away from me if you see me riding my bike. Best wishes, Steve Reynolds
Reading my mind
by soundz4senses on 2019/01/24 18:40
Shazam has been around for a long time and throughout its development what’s amazing to me is how it has kept up, not only with contemporaneous music but also music from antiquity. There are other amazing apps for music out there - think radioooo - But Shazam really defines the music discovery app process. I only wish that there could be a one button or step process to acquiring the music easily. I’d happily pay a dollar for every song I’ve Shazammed. If they can figure that out a lot of money will be made and a lot of musicians and music lovers will be happy. Musicians because hopefully they’ll get paid for their efforts and music lovers because they’ll have access to the music that they have discovered with Shazam. Well done and keep up the good work.
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App name
shazam: music Discovery
Description
shazam will identify any song in seconds. discover artists, lyrics, videos & playlists, all for free. Over 1 billion installs and counting! “shazam is an app that feels like magic” - Techradar.com “shazam is a gift... a game changer” - Pharrell Williams, GQ   Think you can Beat shazam? To find out, play along with the shazam App while you watch the show! WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT Find the name of any song in seconds. Listen and add to Apple music playlists. Follow along with time-synced lyrics. Watch music videos from Apple music or YouTube. shazam in Dark Mode. shazam ANYWHERE, AT ANY TIME Get it on Apple Watch, iMessage, Mac, or iPad.  No connection? No problem! shazam while offline. Turn on Auto shazam to keep finding songs even when you leave the app. WHAT ELSE? Find out what is popular in your country or city with shazam charts. Get recommended songs and playlists to discover new music. Open any song directly in Apple music or spotify. Share songs with friends through Snapchat, Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, Twitter and more.  Add shazam's widget to your Home Screen and you’ll see your recent song history at a glance, or be able to shazam in an instant! THOUSANDS OF 5-STAR REVIEWS  “OMG... this app will blow your mind...you press the shazam button and boom, you got the name of the song.” “So helpful in finding good and new music you truly love.” “I literally find my song in 1 second…" “I love shazam...It is helping me build a great playlist of songs I dont recognize right off hand.” “This app is literally part of my daily routine…” “This is the bestest app ever PEOPLE! If you want to know the name of a song or artist, this is the app you want.” “Love the smooth integration to my Apple music...” “Love the lyrics section!!! The lyrics match the words of the song…“ shazam is THE fastest way to discover music! --- Availability and features may vary by country. For more information on shazam’s privacy practices, please read the Privacy Policy, available at https://www.apple.com/legal/privacy/.
Rogers Source for Classic Traxs!
by GOATSELECTOR on 2022/05/25 12:27
SIMPLY , THE BEST APP IN EXISTENCE ! 5 S*****RS!
I never do reviews.
by Victor j36 on 2022/05/25 02:49
The thing is that it literally gives you free Apple Music.
doesn’t work anymore
by Jokgdhjkkngsguuvgg$&!((67$( on 2022/05/25 02:49
It used to work but now when your tap the button it immediately goes to “no results!”. it won’t even listen it just instantly goes to that.
Searching for songs
by dffdjgfvvgcd on 2022/05/25 01:59
Whenever I hear a song from the radio or public, I can always count on the app to see what song it’s called, and who it’s by if I don’t recognize, the artist.
Disappointed
by singleton1987 on 2022/05/25 00:27
Very upset the app no longer works with the TV Show
Love it!
by kjack400 on 2022/05/24 23:45
Great, simple, and useful app.
Shazam Grasshopper
by Venerable King of the Kanza on 2022/05/24 21:07
Love this app! Peaceful enlightenment with my favorite melodies. Take Me to the Water! Ahhh! Johnny Mathis. Beautiful
Awesome software
by Octavio Barajas on 2022/05/24 19:26
It’s a great program. It detects music pretty fast. It has a nice user interface and usability.
Love this app!
by Alison Jay on 2022/05/24 19:24
I am always out and about trying to hum the song and trying to figure out what it may be. Shazam makes it all very simple now. 10/10!
Michael Carr
by Ardcarr on 2022/05/24 19:15
Thank you for this opportunity.
It struggles
by Me456789 on 2022/05/24 19:08
It struggles when you open the app and press the Shazam button and it doesn’t work automatically, it takes a minute. Sometimes it’s inconvenient when it’s the last minute of the song and the app doesn’t work properly.
Best App created
by PackerFan2260 on 2022/05/24 18:11
I've enjoyed getting a song title with just a tap. A must have App, for all your who sings that song questions!!
No issues
by MusicLuva75 on 2022/05/24 17:58
Usually when something is free it’s problematic, but I have ZERO issues to report.
One great App
by LAB 470 on 2022/05/24 17:15
This app is so informative, especially if you are a music lover! Keeps you on your toes!
Artist videos
by wendale mosley on 2022/05/24 13:59
I love videos that shows the particular artists youShazam
Season 5 the app isn’t working
by VampireQueen94 on 2022/05/24 03:35
I don’t understand the season 5 and first episode came on tonight 5/23/22 and it’s not working it seems to not find it. I love the app I’ve been using it since the First season of Beat Shazam.
It would be nice…
by CrystalRoc on 2022/05/24 02:39
If the app recognized its own show! I can’t even get the Shazam app to recognize that I am trying to play the game! And it’s updated!
Beat Shazam never works
by DMcguire 2011 on 2022/05/24 01:44
Recognizes songs but not game
Beat Shazam
by SMJWB on 2022/05/24 01:28
App won’t play the game this season???
Can’t play with television
by bnmkjufdexvng on 2022/05/24 01:17
Don’t know if it’s because I’m steaming but I can’t play sling with the television.
Beat Shazam
by mmadds33 on 2022/05/24 01:16
Why can’t we play along this year? Doesn’t that showcase exactly what the App does? Very disappointed!
Can’t play beat Shazam
by football2021 on 2022/05/24 01:10
Tried to play along with beat Shazam but could not get it to work.
Beat Shazam
by Queenienoel on 2022/05/24 01:08
I’m trying to play beat Shazam and the app is not working. 😡 How are we supposed to play if it is not working? Please Help
Love it
by Queen b813 on 2022/05/24 01:05
Awesome
Pebbles
by DF491 on 2022/05/23 23:18
Great song! Old classic!!
A great app to use for times of being high on drugs and hearing a dope song for the first time lol!
by Bella's brother Tristan on 2022/05/23 23:06
Just like the title suggest, this app is the beez neez for any time of listening to new music while high on drugs and wanting to know the name of whatever is playing at the time so I highly reccomend Shazam!
The Best all ways
by Oshvita on 2022/05/23 23:04
Simple The best Be using for a long time Love it
Amazing
by not cool doods on 2022/05/23 22:00
Quick, easy, and convenient.It can easily identify a song in seconds even with background interruptions.I completely recommend getting this app.
Control center adjustment
by JW.12 on 2022/05/23 20:42
The app is great, but the Shazam's from the control center don't show up in the app, and that's quite annoying when I do a quick Shazam and want to listen to the song later.
Work in progress???
by Not a lotto girl on 2022/05/23 20:40
In today’s age you still can’t figure out modern music? It’s not like I’m asking for music from the 50s.. which actually you get…🤨🧐
Great App
by Mikeeo44 on 2022/05/23 19:12
Super fast and always accurate.
Saving shazam
by king of the secen on 2022/05/23 18:36
Previously on android, if I shazamed a song on my phone with my phone, it would automatically save it in the app library. Here on iphone, I see nothing like that. Only the shazams from outside sounds are saved. Please let me know about this. M
Great app
by smikeyjp74 on 2022/05/23 17:50
I love Shazam.. almost always knows song right away. It’s great!
One pesky request
by hello2034 on 2022/05/23 17:03
Can you guys allow us to Shazam while closing the application within a certain time window? Sometimes I want to Shazam a song I’m listening to on another app, YouTube or Instagram for example and the ability to Shazam over it would be sweet!
Eduardo Castillo
by misbevjsvsjsi on 2022/05/23 13:51
(((((Great app)))))
Greatness
by Vansl702 on 2022/05/23 05:48
One the few apps out that bless you with knowledge of music.
App is broken and no one cares?
by LionofBedStuy on 2022/05/23 03:39
Fix it already!
Review
by Arriel1 on 2022/05/23 02:38
Always Amazing!!
Terrible ever since the Apple iPhone integration.
by farbeyondme on 2022/05/23 02:18
I used to LOVE this app. Apple ruined it with the integration. Loses ALL the music I’m Shazaming, the notifications disappear before you can save them, it doesn’t actually great a Spotify playlist like it says it does. Music is just lost. I haven’t had it work since November of 2021. HATE IT!
Cannot identify instrumental music
by Chelle_14 on 2022/05/23 02:14
Very dissatisfied, was lots of fun to hear the random suggestions it gave me
Overrated
by Close 2 on 2022/05/23 01:08
So far , it isn’t finding the correct song
Superlative Service!!!
by NeeLee1 on 2022/05/23 00:00
Must say it again: Superlative Service!!! I always want to kick myself when a song I’m loving comes around but I don’t have, or can’t get at my phone! Even for many really-obscure entries, Shazam has yet to disappoint me. Awesome!
Review
by Ccrosstx on 2022/05/22 22:55
You aren’t always on top of classical selections. Everything else great.
What happened ?!
by badpolo on 2022/05/22 22:41
This used to be my go to app for songs and now it’s so hit or miss it’s almost unreliable even with popular country songs.
AWESOME
by darkchocolate523 on 2022/05/22 22:33
Oh my gosh. This app is literally amazing!! I got a new phone and downloaded Shazam and played a few songs and it guessed them immediately! Totally recommend.
HORRID
by Ellasi John on 2022/05/22 20:33
I would give it no stars if I could! It says type in lyrics it took me ten times before I actually got it all in. Once I happily got so mad I fricked the game off, it worked. BUT NO! A that’s not all. I put it in and I didn’t find the song. Why was that? BECAUSE I CANT GET APPLE MUSIC! A what if people don’t want to waste there money on some trash music app when you can use Spotify and Pandora for how much? OH RIGHT, FREE! Thats why currently I have both of them. SUCH A TRASH APP!
I love it but
by 1f2u on 2022/05/22 20:07
I love the app but the only thing that I don’t like is on the iPhone any songs I Shazam I can’t go back to the app and find it because it didn’t save. Can you guys change that? When I had an android. It use to save any songs I Shazam
Why is this app getting worse?
by Sean Patterson on 2022/05/22 19:14
Update 2022: this app gets f-ING worse and worse. I’m furious how hard it is to queue up a video from a song I Shazam’d. Watching the video for a song used to be easy. Now the app suggests a different different song to watch on video. Ridiculous. The interface has become a giant advert for Apple Music.
Some songs don’t work
by bootted up my pc on 2022/05/22 18:38
Well %99.9 of them do, it works with any language for songs like Korean and Japanese. I tried doing splatoon music to see if it would work and it didn’t. Now you can see the name when you play it in the game so it really doesn’t matter.
One of best apps out there
by Jake51840562(38 on 2022/05/22 18:24
Fast easy and convenient. Finds obscure songs quickly
LOVE SHAZAM!
by LuvMontreal on 2022/05/22 17:40
I just COULDN’T live without Shazam. I listen to EDM almost everyday and DJ mixes don’t offer song titles, through Shazam I’ve compiled an incredible catalogue of awesome music I never would have known about.
Best thing since sliced bread!
by DapperDan523 on 2022/05/22 17:35
On point
SHAZAM IS LIKE A GENIE IN A BOTTLE 🎼 🎶🎵 TO YOUR EARS
by Celtic Scandal on 2022/05/22 16:22
At times in a store, walking into a shop, on the beach, in a park, on my job site, a party or wherever I am🧐🤔😏At Times I Would Be Guessing THE NAME OF THAT SONG or MAYBE Wanting To Purchase THAT SONG That I Want To Be Added To My Favorite List…. SHAZAM🤔 & LIKE A GENIE COMING OUT OF A BOTTLE Brings …🎼🎶🎵 TO YOUR EARS 🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🕺🏻💃🏼🇮🇪🇺🇸🕺🏻💃🏼🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩
Classical
by WarDiva on 2022/05/22 16:02
It struggles
Great App
by Christopher Cooper on 2022/05/22 15:50
Works most of the time!
Shazam
by hutchpax on 2022/05/22 15:40
very helpful and useful, would suggest bc it's just helpful and unique
Used to work better
by Desire2Bgood on 2022/05/22 05:46
Used to identify commercial music and the composers a lot more. Seems like something happened to make it not so good. It seemed like it used to identify the movie and music from the scene that was playing.
Ty
by uuuuuuuuhuu on 2022/05/22 05:37
It’s great
huncho
by qwway on 2022/05/22 05:17
niceness
Disappointed
by Kimburr10 on 2022/05/22 00:28
I used to never have a problem with identifying a song with Shazam, but for some reason it will not work. I’ve updated the app and hard reset. Nothing is working.
Downhill
by Islandsue on 2022/05/21 22:59
I am a huge Apple fan, but ever since Shazam and Apple became friends the reliable of this app has deteriorated. Shazam used to be a verb, my friends would ask me to Shazam a song in a grocery store, the car radio next to me or even a commercial...within seconds I would know the name, movie and even the tv show. The app no longer recognizes songs that have been put for decades! How is that even possible 😡 Now the word Shazam is followed by an expletive!! Apple has completely disabled the common songs and quotes that made Shazam the awesome app is WAS. Now I don’t even bother. PLEASE, get your act together and bring back the unbelievably awesome app. It’s #%*^!? AGGRAVATING. I keep hoping the app is going to recognize a song and I’m always disappointed. Usually apple makes things better, I hope they are still working on it all these years later. Please fix the app.
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by Icymadmadison on 2022/05/21 22:21
This app really help me because when I don’t know music its just fun to use
It’s crap
by Martinallenjackson on 2022/05/21 21:56
Title sums it up. Will remove if given a valid way to complain. This was all I could find.
Love this app
by JoyfromNH on 2022/05/21 19:53
I have used the Shazam app since it first came out. I absolutely love it. My family has contests to see who guesses the song first. Get this app if you aren’t already using it💗
Amazing
by Appreviewnickname21 on 2022/05/21 19:41
Coolest app ever made!!!
Great app
by rouk8924 on 2022/05/21 19:40
It’s a great app for sure
Perfect!!!
by bendeohip on 2022/05/21 18:13
One of my favorite apps, period!!!
LUV THIS APP
by myacake on 2022/05/21 12:58
I GET FREE APPLE MUSIC FOR MONTHS
Great!!
by FERRARIJ01 on 2022/05/21 12:55
I love Shazam!!! Thanks Guys!!! You make my day better!!
Ñ A Sec
by christonhoward on 2022/05/21 11:24
Love it, turn on to it by my brother. We are music lovers. We listen to music for music not genre and some titles are spelled uniquely. Hit the button play and save. Love it!!
Music
by Slick803 on 2022/05/21 08:28
Love this app never let me down
Unbelievable
by sercan789 on 2022/05/21 03:37
This app is just unbelievable
Struggles
by ajcruz101 on 2022/05/21 03:23
This app works great however it does struggle pretty bad with recognizing EDM songs more specifically the dubstep genre.
Speed
by cazboo8 on 2022/05/21 00:14
So fast! Love it
Amazing, even if you’re using cellular data
by Nadare Aikami on 2022/05/20 23:39
I love how it can show what the name of the song and band is even if you’re using cellular data. I highly recommend this to anyone wanting to know what song is playing and who the band is.
Works like crap on Apple Watch
by artgrrrl on 2022/05/20 22:58
I Shazam using my Apple Watch, EXPECTING the tracks to show up on the Shazam app on my iPhone so I can then add those tracks to my Apple Music library. RARELY do any of the tracks show up in the phone version of the app. My settings are all correct, there’s nothing I’ve neglected to do and I often check to make sure the settings are still correct, and they are. The problem lies with the Apple Watch version of the app, there are whole chunks of missing music, spanning weeks and sometimes months. I will purposely Shazam tracks by artists I know just to see if it’s working, NOPE, not one King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizards track has EVER shown up in my list of Shazams, not one Ty Segall, not one Fuzz, and I’ve Shazamed at least 10 to 15 tracks of each of these artists. What’s the point of creating an Apple Watch app if it’s going to work like crap?! I’ll update my review if the developers ever DO make it work, but at this point I think it’s better to find a different music identification app, one that actually works on my watch, one that actually DESERVES to be on my watch face, cause Shazam isn’t it.
doesn't log Shazam's using shortcut
by Vivid.K on 2022/05/20 22:18
doesn't log Shazam's when using the control center shortcut which has been an issue for several months now
5 star
by adriana Jackson on 2022/05/20 21:07
Best app where you find music
Champion App
by cysshobo on 2022/05/20 19:54
Shazam is an awesome app and is and always will be alone at the top in its category! It’s fun, entertaining, and so easy to use! Fun in so many ways for people of all ages!
Amazing
by pdfspdfs on 2022/05/20 15:06
Shazam is amazing and can find songs that are so unusual and difficult to identify!!!
Indispensable
by Ehm Mo on 2022/05/20 06:54
Recently got an Apple Watch and, while messing around with different watch faces, quickly realized the only important complication is Shazam!
Great way to find Music
by TotsAwsomeReveiws on 2022/05/20 06:21
Helps find music when you don’t know the name
Is Shazam diverse yet?
by LuckyChicaNYC on 2022/05/20 06:12
This app has a chance to pull it out and become more relevant. Unfortunately, for me, it’s not capturing anything other than music with “the hook”. Will Shazam survive? Guess it’s up to HR and programmers to get with the times it would be a shame to get left behind.
Great at finding bootleg songs
by player34671 on 2022/05/20 05:55
This app everytime I use this atleast one every 4 times I use this app it shows a bootleg song just snatching music from the original I have 3 examples when trying to find help yourself it leads you to this Russian song that was released after the original when trying to find wolves by Kanye it’ll lead you to a song called stab by atene this app needs some kind of report system to have fake songs not show as the original and the third one was K L bless this dude or prob just ripped this sick guitar tune out of a song and I can’t find the original and not to mention I can’t even listen to the tune because his song is gone from the face of the earth it would be nice to actually find the original song
For phone.
by bmacmagic on 2022/05/20 03:05
Good ring tone.
Love Shazam
by vakentino11 on 2022/05/20 01:00
one of the best apps ever!!! Adds are killing it tho
Magic carpet ride
by reeses too on 2022/05/20 00:56
Great song to dance too or just lean back or lie down on the couch and take in the music Reese’s 2
Garbage
by Baby_Chanin on 2022/05/19 23:56
The app would say it could not find the song even when i sang the ENTIRE song
The biggest crap.
by Amkind on 2022/05/19 21:17
It used to be so good. Now it misses all the music. Other platforms will go ahead and Shazam will end like Netflix.
Like it BUT
by bdusiskdnjdsu73836268 on 2022/05/19 20:23
I like the app but would love if it had a way to recognize or tell me “this song is already in your shazams. Did you want to replace it or did you want a remix of this song?” Something like that but overall great app 👍
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by objectiveandfair on 2022/05/19 20:21
Tvggg
Music search
by baby monnie on 2022/05/19 18:37
This is an awesome tool.
Lo mejor para escuchar música
by Lo vacansisimo on 2022/05/19 16:43
Viva la musica
bad
by shazam equals bad on 2022/05/19 15:00
couldnt find any of my songs and i tried like 10 times
There’s really not much to say
by Logan for life peace on 2022/05/19 14:20
This is 10000000000🌟⭐️🌟🌟⭐️++
Super app!! Shazam Rocks!!!
by Räóul on 2022/05/19 12:51
Awesome app 👍🏼👍🏼 Though more lyrics need to be added onto Shazam, it’s the best app of its kind right now.
Best money ever spent
by mikeeeeeeeee-eeeee on 2022/05/19 04:15
Paid 5 bucks for this app over 10 years ago. Still the best purchase I have ever made. And I have bought some delicious burritos in my life.
Is there a Grammy-Award winning artist around?
by blu495 on 2022/05/19 01:45
I love how this app recognizes songs during the most pivotal moment for any (qualified) artists: the Grammys. I never thought no matter the modifications some artists make during that awards show from their original recording, this app tells me the definitive song from the corresponding, correct artist (which I know from the television). Shazam for the win!!!!
I love it!
by AngieDiazM on 2022/05/19 01:29
Fascinating!! I get the music and the videos very fast. Thankfully
Only one problem
by Songfreak79 on 2021/06/28 22:52
Can you guys add the ability for dark mode on iOS 12 I have an iPod touch and I want to Shazam songs it’s an older iPod touch from 2015 so it’s about seven years old now in about 2022 its 6 years old right now and I want to be able to Shazam songs and when I do I can have the little Sam list on the bottom that you can scroll up and look at to be in dark mode I’m sure it’s possible on iOS 12 I mean you made it possible on iOS 13 and my iPod touch can’t even do that and there are some apps that even on iOS 12 that have dark mode like Facebook so I mean it wouldn’t be that hard to do it on Shazam on iOS 12 on an old iPod touch just with an update in the Shazam store please that’s what make my day I hate being blasted with the song last and white when I go into the app At least make it a little darker it doesn’t have to be super dark just a little darker like a grayish dark dark mode and then I’ll be happy I mean Facebook has a gray/dark mode on iOS 12 on the iPod touch for crying out loud and the iPad doesn’t even have it on Facebook and it’s on iOS 14 actually iOS 15 now because iOS 15 is out in developer beta form and there’s still no dark mode for Shazam but there is an iOS 15 beta for Facebook WTS same with iOS 12 for Facebook how does that work can you please add 1 plz
Well Earned 5 Star!!
by DatboiMemesOnEnd on 2021/04/08 01:29
Okay, so-I happen to decide to see what songs this app recognizes by playing random songs on my TV and seeing which ones it happens to guess! First, I tried Mario Kart Menu Theme, which it guessed, then I tried Broly Vs Gogeta (Epic song, btw), which it guessed, Rip & Tear, BFG Division, Blue Sizzle, you get the point! Well, I was thinking....No way it’ll guess Learn 2 Fly’s techno theme, right!? Riiiight! Well!!! That blew up in my face because it guessed it!! At first I was skeptical, thinking, “No way this is actually it! It must be confusing it for another song, right!?” NOPE!! It actually put a name to a song I had been wishing for the possibility to have on my playlist and I found it ON ITUNES and bought it!! Not the second that happened, I *SCRAMBLED* to the app store to give this app a 5 Star review!! You legends basically just reunited my child gaming spirit with its gaming music SOULMATE!!! I cannot thank you guys enough for making an app that can actually put names to songs that nobody else seems to know the proper names of! Seriously! You guys are awesome!!! Im gonna continue to use this app so I can expand my playlist from now on! You guys have a *SPARKING* day!!! Sincerely & With Thanks, 5aiy4n-G0d
Love it- but needs quicker access
by AndrewPaul89 on 2022/03/27 23:40
So this app has been extremely helpful in the past. I HATE when I can’t remember the name of a song, or figure out who is singing when it’s on the tip of my tongue. This app has helped cut those moments down. But I usually run into the issue of not getting to it fast enough. By the time I remember to use it and go to open it on my phone and then press the button, it’s often been too late and the song is over 😫. If it could be listening in the background or as soon as I open it could fix that. Also I understand the complexity involved, but a lot of times I want to look up or listen to a song but can’t remember enough lyrics or anything, just a tune. I wish there was an app that didn’t rely on exact recordings but you could hum or sing parts you remember and it could guess a few options..?! 😆 I know that’s a tall order, but someone will be able to do it sometime in the future I guarantee it! Go for it Shazam! Start now! Lol. Anyway I had it at 3 stars for those 2 reasons. But given the amount of songs it recognizes (it’s never not recognized one that I’ve tried), and how it only needs about 2-5 seconds of ANY PIECE of ANY SONG, I evened it out to a 4 ⭐️. It’s really a 5 for what it does, but a 3 for its potential to expand. So bam, you get 4. Kbye.
Shaquille O’Kneel down to the king, Shazam.
by K.HokamaDrama on 2021/10/07 12:32
I would like to put things into perspective by simply saying that if you are like me and have an acute fear of certain social interactions. One of those social underwear in school style nightmares is when I hear a song that just slaps my eyebrows off(in the best way possible) or that feeling you get when you hear a song that you haven’t heard since back when everyone discovered music via the radio. Each of those is a prime juicy example of how SHAZAM integrates its awesome self into your heart and phone haha I don’t want to boast too much but I have SHAZAM as a MF widget on my home screen... just saying all I do is click on the S-wait like 4 seconds-the BLAM- Shazam is all “here’s the exact song for you sir”- “would you like to add it to your playlist that you already had straight from here?”- I’m like “shhiii you already know” and it’s as simple as that folks...Shazam is a lifesaver/uniquely personalized playlist making/anxiety saving app god. If you are reading this then you have made a mistake.. you should have downloaded it first and then read all my app-praising whilst the downloadeth finished. Duh
“Shazam!”
by Rocky33Now on 2020/03/24 17:02
There used to be a time in my younger years, it was a simple matter of identifying every single piece of music played on the radio. Now we’re in the 21st Century; radios have become practically obsolete, devices for playing music media beyond number. Each device having the capacity upwards of 100,000 songs. The average person needs some help knowing every song being played in a room within hearing range. Through the past ten years or more I’ve drifted back, and forth to Shazam. As my tool for telling me the name of the song I’m listening to. I’ve always never failed to notice, whenever there’s a song I need to know something about. Someone in the room has Shazam on the cell phone to help me out. Finally after a very long absence of getting by without Shazam on my phone. I downloaded the Shazam app on my phone for a long awaited reunion. The nicest feature about Shazam, it automatically connects me to my Apple Music. Then I can add the music I so quickly get identified added to my music collection on ITunes. Download the Shazam app, and give the music collection, and knowledge base a huge lift.
I’d be so lost without this app
by NoLife Fenix on 2021/10/27 18:41
Ever hate when you hear a song out in public but you don’t know what the title is/who is singing it? Then you find it after spending spend hours searching for it through all the songs that have the same or similar lyrics? Yeah let’s just say this song helps cut that process down to mere a minute on average. As a note, sometimes (very rarely/really depends on your device) it may take closer to two minutes or may need you to activate it a couple times but most of the time once you activate it the first time you will find the song you’re hearing (granted if it is loud enough, but it can pick it up fairly well even if it’s barely in the background). So in conclusion, I would recommend this app 100% for any music lovers, and/or for those who find themselves in a similar position as mentioned above. It has saved me a lot of time/headache trying to remember lyrics and find a song. Just one press of the button and you could have your favorite song saved/recognized
Almost Great but Still got a BUG ☹️
by Maya_DMayanBruja on 2021/07/24 22:27
I LOVE 99% of EVERYTHING about Shazam. It Records & SAVES the Music I hope to ALWAYS have. It’s been recording & saving ALL my Music, even the ones I can’t remember I saved. And all to my Email too (Which I’ve had for YEARS). I love how instant it works & how it can find Most of the songs. Yeah, it still has trouble finding My Spanish speaking Music, but I Trust Shazam will get there Eventually. Although, I regret to say, but I have the Shazam app Icon, on my Scroll down menu (on iPhone 11) & yes, it does the job. I can tap on it & Shazam will instantly start recording & recognizing the song/music being played (on/from another app). BUT…… Once the Notification is shown/pops up & goes away, I later go to my actual Shazam app & the song I KNOW I just played & wanted memory recognition from, is NO LONGER THERE. Yeah Shazam tells me the songs I shazamed for THAT DAY & the days/weeks/etc. Passed. BUT MOST of them are NO LONGER THERE. Like they simply VANISHED. PLEASE Shazam. FIX THIS BUG. I Hate how it’s beginning to Defeat the purpose of even having a Shazam if it won’t properly store my songs anymore. & Who knows how long this has been going on. I’ve probably been missing hundreds of songs that I “thought was saved” when really, they weren’t. Moments GONE☹️ Be awesome Again!!
I love your Shazam App, but there's one minor gripe I've with it!
by Sweet Face99 on 2022/01/26 13:06
While I love getting '80s & some of the current downloaded songs that comes on from my alarm clock radio everyday when I get up 1st thing in the morning, but after an few and/or several weeks later on down the road, the songs are COMPLETELY different compared than to ones they once when I had 1st Shazammed it afterwards….!! I'm quite disappointed how your Shazam App DOESN'T even retained the original songs, music, and/or lyrics properly after few to several weeks later on down the road long after Shazammed it onto your Shazam App…!! I wanna keep your Shazam App on both of my iPhone & iPad, but if isn't neither fixed up properly and/or dealt within the near future by retaining all of the OG songs, musics and/or lyrics , I'm delete both of my Shazam App on both of my iPhone and iPad and I REALLY don't wanna go there when push comes to shove at that time….!!
embarrassing
by Nickka8809 on 2022/04/16 13:41
this used to be the best of all time for finding songs..now it’s out right embarrassing that it takes me recording it like six times and the entire song is over and it still has no idea what song it is. not to mention the songs that keep getting recommended to me sound ABSOLUTELY NOTHING LIKE THE ONE IM TRYING TO FIND! i’ve been disappointed and let down more times to count thanks to this app. the worst part is, i type two of the lyrics into google and i found the song immediately. also siri knows most of the songs i try to shazam because they tell me 90% of the time when shazam can’t even give me a song of the same genre or even by a related artist. this app is just embarrassing at this point. it’s embarrassing you call yourself a song finding app and you can’t EVER find a song. my phone works perfectly fine, so it’s not my microphone. it’s embarrassing standing there for the entire duration of a song completely still with no one breathing so it can hear you and it recommending completely wrong songs. over and over and over and over. DO SOMETHING. this all is garbage and belongs there. nothing has changed in years and it’s progressively getting worse every update.
Love the app, miss the global map
by memeske on 2021/05/14 08:06
Perfect app for many reason that have been stated by the many users you have. Love it and could picture a normal life without it, given my admiration and passion for music and musicians. Over the many updates, my favorite new artist and try explorer “secret weapon” was the global map navigation. Yes, it was tedious to expand at times, but this really a (admittedly skewed) idea of what any town were listening to, that could be pulled on that. Hope that map makes a come back, otherwise, superb essential app. Not sure how long ago that was...I have grown and I went to ups and downs!! Music is appeases the soul and spirit, and being able to always capture that “song”, and even do a bit of Karaoke with it...hope it leads to less wars..but also hope you are adding privacy respect to your mission. It’s a modern world and you must find a way to survive and be profitable. Just stopping by to say THANK YOU to you all AGAIN!!
Best APP Ever!
by Robert Aymond on 2019/11/08 19:21
This review is long overdue but better late than......! Shazam was one of the very first apps I ever added to my first iPhone. It was surely in the top 5 if not the top 3, & it's so useful to a music lover like me! How I ever did without it still seems crazy to me, so it must never be allowed to go away or taken from any App Store. Let's make that a law so it will be legally protected! To the developers who created Shazam, I give all my thanks & appreciation for such a truly brilliant & useful tool that you've made available for everyone to easily use without the need to learn anything besides tapping a finger. Simplicity & Brilliance! Even more impressive though, is your unending & seamless enhancement of features & capabilities, yet always keeping it's simplicity intact. I'd love to shake your hands & thank everyone who's had a hand in any part of giving the world such a great program - especially to music lovers like me, but until I can, all I can say is Thanks to all of you. RA
Thought It Was Good...But
by jordane1 on 2021/02/14 14:56
Had been using this app on and off in combination with SoundHound. One feature I like about this app is that you can “search a song” and it will save it to a history log Same As SoundHound but unfortunately this history isn’t “device transferable” unlike SoundHound and also I did I a series of searches from the control center (panel) which is a extremely useful feature that I don’t think SoundHound has but it was to my surprise after (falling default) to this method that these “searches” weren’t being saved only the ones that were searched when the app was visible on screen which as mentioned before is device specific and I can’t view on a different device 4/5 stars if this app saved history from the beginning of time as SoundHound did it would get the 5 stars as even if you logged in later after searching a series they would simply get added to you me account history with location(SoundHound) A+ App though I will say
Not dependable
by handmethefrench on 2018/09/29 03:54
This app only needs to do one thing: tell me what the name of the present song is. It’s not that difficult. Songs don’t last forever, and by the time you realize you like the song, you probably only have a few moments to capture the song with an app, as you juggle with driving your car and getting away from any background noise. Yet, this app cannot the only thing it needs to do. It struggles to load every time, before eventually the button doesn’t respond at all to the touch. If you think updating the app might make it work, you’d be wrong. Admittedly, this might not normally merit the time to draft a negative review, but there’s nothing quite so annoying as having precious few seconds to capture a song and then having your dedicated app fail at its only job. If anyone from the Shazam bureaucracy is reading this, please make whatever simplifications are necessary to this app to make it work.
When I need the right words...
by rmorgan7868 on 2021/05/06 07:23
Ever had a song stuck in your head. Regardless if it’s the latest top 40 hit or an old favorite from twenty years ago. Desperately wanting to put a little kick in your step or re-live a special moment, and you can’t because the words just are not there. The toon or the melody keeps playing over and over inside your head, but disappointed as the mood is shattered trying to piece together a few key words and make up a couple words that don’t even belong, left to hum a few bars then fizzle out. It absolutely kills the moment. Shazam affords the ability to locate that special song regardless of genre, artist, style or age of the hit. I am empowered to sing along with the tune, pull up the right lyrics and now that the frustration is over! You have helped me complete my day. Thank you Shazam!
Works like crap on Apple Watch
by artgrrrl on 2022/05/20 22:58
I Shazam using my Apple Watch, EXPECTING the tracks to show up on the Shazam app on my iPhone so I can then add those tracks to my Apple Music library. RARELY do any of the tracks show up in the phone version of the app. My settings are all correct, there’s nothing I’ve neglected to do and I often check to make sure the settings are still correct, and they are. The problem lies with the Apple Watch version of the app, there are whole chunks of missing music, spanning weeks and sometimes months. I will purposely Shazam tracks by artists I know just to see if it’s working, NOPE, not one King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizards track has EVER shown up in my list of Shazams, not one Ty Segall, not one Fuzz, and I’ve Shazamed at least 10 to 15 tracks of each of these artists. What’s the point of creating an Apple Watch app if it’s going to work like crap?! I’ll update my review if the developers ever DO make it work, but at this point I think it’s better to find a different music identification app, one that actually works on my watch, one that actually DESERVES to be on my watch face, cause Shazam isn’t it.
Very Impressed. Amazed, really.
by DJ Kobayashi Maru on 2020/04/27 05:41
I've spent my lockdown time ripping my cd collection to FLAC, and I came across one of my electronic mix cd's from around 2002. No song listing, no CD-Text, not even a label. I spent about an hour looking through my computer files to see if I had any notes or playlists or cd-burning files that would help me identify the unfamiliar music on the disc. I tried listening to it to see if I could figure out the songs, but no luck at all. I was thinking there was no way Shazam would be even remotely helpful for this kind of stuff. I was dead wrong. Shazam nailed every single song, even the remixes. It identified one song as "The Sheriff" by Fila Brazilla, but the times didn't match up when I double checked AllMusic. My version was longer than the listed time. I did a little more research to see if there was a longer version. When there wasn't, I decided to check to see if that song ripped with extra silence at the head or tail in error on my CD. Sure enough, Shazam was right, and my disc was wrong: 30 seconds of silence at the end of the track. I am seriously stunned at what a great job Shazam did with such an eclectic disc of music. I knew it was good at the popular stuff, but most of these songs didn't have lyrics (and in some cases, melodies.) Anyway, highly recommended and highly grateful.
Special songs I like.
by Pattycakeb19 on 2020/03/26 17:04
I like to purchase music to play in my car. I do not usually want to buy full albums, but specific songs that I like. What I love about Shazam is that there may be a commercial with a song I like or a movie will feature a certain song. I may not know the correct name or who sings it. All I have do is Shazam it and there it is. I have used it so many times. My playlist for my car is unbelievable. All good songs. Not 30% or 70%, but 100% songs I like. The only bummer is that I used to be able to press purchase And it took me right to the place where I could purchase the song. I can’t do that now or if I can I do not know how. I am not interested in paying a monthly fee for all the music in the world. I want only specific songs and sometimes I might not be able to remember the name. Purchasing is the best option for me!
Songs while offline
by tyraandmom on 2019/11/18 21:30
This app is very useful for finding songs you may not know the name of or new songs that you've never heard before. I only have a few problems with this app. When you shazam a song while your offline it says that it'll tell you the song when you have connection. I travel a lot and am a lover of all music genres so I have quite a majority of songs from around the world, and I might not always have wi-fi to connect to. I'm currently abroad for a wedding and my carrier doesn't support data outside of my country, so at the after party they played loads of songs I liked; I went to shazam them and waited till I got back to my hotel to open the app, and there was no sign of them. Another problem I have is Auto-Shazam. I turn it on and when I go listen to a song on a video and it doesn't react. Overall this app is useful, but there are some features that claim to work, but don't.
Shazaman! Searchin!
by allen enriquez on 2018/04/28 23:46
I’ve been using Shazam for over 10 years I barely thought about giving it a review. Not that it really needs it, because many people already know about the app globally. It’s the best app to see what artist/tv/movie/radio is playing! I remembered when I first used it when 3G was barely the next gen with it at these speeds it made it so much better to search for the details without any needs to going the the webpage or anything else it is at your fingertips just one click their is a way to say “Shazam” to start the searching. I am not to sure if it works with everything. Most o the type I find my self just using Siri to do most of my stuff while moving around. It’s a very useful app because you may what to know what movie someone is watching or a friend my want to know without interrupting the movie they can search seamlessly!
Not nearly as accurate or useful as claimed
by Kokubu on 2020/12/07 19:12
I really don’t get the appeal of Shazam. It usually doesn’t work. If it’s a top-40 song, it works pretty well. Anything else, and most of the time it says “No result”. Or it picks a song seemingly at random. Then if you try again, it picks a different random song. It has no concept of “I’m not sure what this is so here’s a couple guesses”. The wrong answers are never even from the right genre. It’s like talking to a smart-but-dumb computer on a 1960’s sci-fi movie. There isn’t a way to train it, either. It’s even difficult to remove an incorrectly Shazam’d song from the history — it takes about 6 taps, which is about 5 too many for something I want to do half the time I hit the Shazam button. The other case where it’s good but not useful is classical music. Its accuracy with classical music is excellent. Unfortunately, again, it snatches defeat from the jaws of victory, this time by displaying only the title and *performer* (usually conductor), but not the composer. “String quartet #7”? I guess that narrows it down but it really wasn’t what I was looking for. I wish Shazam worked well, and provided results in a useful format. Right now, it’s a novelty when it works at all. UPDATE: Now it’s started nagging me about “cloud backup” and a bunch of other useless stuff. Please stop. You have one useful feature. Make it better. Don’t go trying to make me integrate my life or some garbage like that.
Classical and Modern Serious Music.
by Harvey Kongsgaard on 2018/08/26 17:30
I absolutely love Shazam. I also love all types of music but especially classical music and especially of the modern genre. I play keyboards and was brought up playing an antique Harmonium (a pedal reed organ) and in a short time became accomplished enough to be the Assistant Organist for a large Presbyterian Church in the Twin City suburb town of Hastings MN. We had a small seven rank but very powerful Pipe Organ which was absolutely a GAS to play full organ even tho I had to sort of wing it on the full 32 note pedal keyboard. Now getting back to my review of Shazam. I think your App comes up short in identifying classical musical tracks and albums. Most serious music lovers prefer to know the Composer first before they know who are the Artists or Artist. I do wish Shazam would provide much more Info on the Classical Music tracks (PLEASE) but thanx a whole lot for what you do do.
Older songs
by momalaaa on 2019/09/27 16:49
I’ve noticed you are using the release date of that certain song which may not be when it was originally released. I know songs released in 60’s and 70’s have this done when album is reissue. I’m having to look up correct year when making year specific play lists. Also, younger people take that as correct & won’t be argued out of it. Would it be a huge problem to add Originally Released showing that year. Shazam doesn’t always recognize older songs. Just finished watching Ken Burns series Country Music and a there were a lot of artists not recognized at all. It seems to not recognize music that’s not mainstream. I don’t tend too listen to mainstream all the time. Local groups aren’t noticed sometimes either even ef they’ve had a few albums out. Shazam not too bad keeping up with massive amount of music there is today. I just get annoyed sometimes when I can’t find the words to that dang song that’s playing right now!
Too bad that Shazam joined Apple
by Rosemom64 on 2021/10/23 17:59
It used to be wonderful you could catch a tune and then sing along with the lyrics . I was HAPPY Now hours later you realize that it didn’t record and the magic of the mood is gone plus you got home and it is dark cold and lonely and you have to cook dinner instead of singing in the car on the way home. Now I can’t even find the Shazam’s where do they go on Apple and when I get home I don’t want to be scrolling around looking for music anyhow With the old Shazam I could pull up a huge long list of my Shazam’s and play them easily and move them to Apple playlists easily Now the software engineers screwed up and it is a mess Also my phone broke and I have a new phone I am afraid of losing my songs if I log in it is confusing how to move things to Apple
Awesome way to Name That Tune!!
by rocknrollmamacita on 2021/06/10 05:22
I can’t remember who turned me onto this app years ago, but it’s always been a handy tool. The app is much improved since I first started using it. Most of the music I listen to is from the 60’s through the early 2000’s. Sometimes I use it if I hear something I know, but haven’t heard it in years and am drawing a blank. Other times, I will hear something on a TV show I like but have no clue who the current artist is. Shazam let’s you open the song in Apple Music and other options. You can save it, make a playlist and I’m sure some other tricks I haven’t figured out yet. It’s picked up titles within a couple seconds. In the past, If there was any dialog I would try to find a break in whatever show I was watching to find the song. Not the case anymore!
Too many changes, too much Greed $$’s
by Colorado0so on 2019/11/28 04:26
When Shazam app first came out, IT was a fantastic product!! and you could Shazam a song on radio, in a car, on TV... and listen to it “”all”” later & see lyrics, share complete song/video with family & friends.... it was a 5-star App... after it was sold... purchased and changed & compromised by ? Apple ... ? ?new ownership.. the immediate Greed for money appeared and then extra music fees, purchases, memberships tainted this once useful App... greed, yes, greed... absolutely destroyed the once marvelous features and freedom of use and listen to songs, many saved & shared.. & CD’s purchased at retailers... Family & friends tell me they seldom use it since all the changes and restrictions and new, greedy charges imposed/required to ‘checkout a song’. I’d have to say... that’s what killed its once, highly rated popularity... Apple Music and Spotfy biggest issues I hear about...$$$’s Good luck !
I’ve Been Shazam—otized !!!!
by CeceLady on 2018/11/24 01:52
This is the bestest app ever PEOPLE! If you want to know the name of a song and artist this is the app you want. It is so accurate and on point. I always keep Shazam open in the background because I love any kind of music that sounds good to me since I don’t have a preference in music my playlist varies and this is how I use it .......when I am listening to the radio and a new song comes on and I have never heard that song....BAAM! I SHAZAM IT RIGHT AWAY!!!! when a car goes by with a good song that I like, or when I go into any business to shop and they’re playing some nice song I immediately SHAZAM IT......I love the fact that I it also finds latin music not only English music and the app is able to find both languages, and even classical music, well the list goes on. I love it and use it basically everyday. ❤️❤️❤️❤️😊
Cool but there’s a flaw with the iOS implementation
by NonstopRug on 2021/02/10 21:12
When you Shazam tracks from within the actual app and have the Apple Music sync feature these songs *automatically* get added to a custom Shazam playlist in the app. Unfortunately with the new iOS features that also allow you to Shazam track do not work with this feature… and that makes no sense because Apple owns Shazam! Take for instance, asking Siri “what song is this?” Siri will accurately get the song info and also allow you to open the sign in Shazam. All standard behavior. It even shows the new track a newly shazamed song. Unfortunately the automatic playlist doesn’t recognize this as a true Shazam. Same with when you use the iOS shortcut within the shortcuts app or when you use the newly implemented control center button. All three of these methods for Shazaming do not work with the Apple music syncing feature. PLEASE FIX THIS.
Could Be Better
by Davidmaxbaker123 on 2018/01/17 10:00
It IS very useful in finding out the track name, artist, album of a great many songs. It DOES have a few flaws. One flaw is that it occasionally gets a song completely wrong, or associates it with another artist, but that is probably less that 1 % of the time. Another quirk which I don't like is that it frequently defaults to a newer CD compilation album release for a song when what I really wanted was the original album and it's song listings. One thing I like about it is its ability to display an album title exactly how you need to label it in iTunes in order for iTunes to be able to find the album artwork. If your title is just one character off from Shazam, iTunes won't find the artwork and you have to enter it manually. Fix the glitches I described, and it's a five-star app in my book.
The most important app in the history of the internet!
by Kmottodragon on 2022/02/03 15:20
Shazam! When I was young I would spend a third of my meager pay check that I earned working at an ice cream shop situated on University hill in Boulder CO by walking across the street to “Album’s on the Hill” on my breaks and buying music. I seldom came across a CD that had more than one or two good songs on it and so I prayed. I prayed for the music gods to give me the power to identify, sample, and explore an artist’s catalogue without committing my hard earned cash to the proverbial crap shoot that was the new and used CD bins at the local record shop. Shazam you heard my prayer and you answered. It’s like you’re always listening and you have all the answers… wait Shazam are you…no you can’t be…but perhaps to an old skeptic like me you’re pretty much God.
Control Panel Song Recognition Is Useless!!
by Maji16 on 2021/04/16 18:44
If I could give the Song Recognition feature in the control panel a -10, I would, I find it just that useless. When I 1st saw this I was like “wow what and awesome thing” and instantly added it to my control panel and it recognizes all of my songs. But of course there is always a “gotcha” with anything this good because even though it recognizes the song it does not link them with my Shazam library like the app and if I clear 1 of my notifications on my list all the Shazam’s are deleted, thus no song recognized or saved to add to my Apple library later. This very very very frustrating and hate this feature. My memory is bad and that’s why I use the feature and leave the songs that I Shazam in my notifications so when I have a chance I can add it to my Apple Music Library. It’s an awful waste of space and if you’re going to offer it as a extension of the Shazam make sure all of the features work like app would or it’s just a waste of space.
Really fun to write and watch
by Aveswest on 2021/10/27 22:05
The reason why it’s so much fun is so much fun while pushing the button it just beeps and then it listens and you’re done when it goes to a song like bad day when I looked up is it literally could show you it could show you that like him it could show you the like songs and sometimes you can watch the video to the song so much fun and then if you like it look up on your playlist so let’s run the reason why some people don’t like it is because like it’s just boring to them and you just push the button is boring boo-hoo some of them say and like maybe like maybe they just wanna know the song because it’s like sound super terrible something like that but the app is so much fun it’s very organizing and you need it so yeah
Life changer
by Magicmiketooo on 2019/03/17 19:50
Whoever created this app purely genius and only for the people who really enjoy music. People can tell you that the Love music, but people who really enjoy music Will tell you how music can change their mood around if they’re happy you can make them sad, if they’re sad or upset you can make them happy. These kind of people, allows the music to get inside her heart and soul those are the true believers of sound of music. Which is a great movie by the way a.k.a.. So thank you , Shazam you’ve allowed me to download music from anywhere I go to the department store, elevator, just listen to the music in your car, I can finally do you know who’s singing that song in actually have it downloaded it onto my Music list. Finally someone who is developed this app understands what I’m saying about music. Blanco
Great App
by .+*Vulpixi*+. on 2020/10/12 12:43
I’m one of those people who like figuring out what a song is called. My friend had this app, so I asked my mom for it. She said yes. I use this app frequently in the car if I want to “bookmark” a song. My favorite feature is the live lyrics. When you Shazam a song you can look at the lyrics. But not just the lyrics, the lyrics that are actually playing on the part of the song it was Shazam-ed at. I actually used this app while writing this. I also like the fact it gives you a preview of the music video. But I wish there was a button that you could watch the whole music video that synced with your music. Otherwise everything else is great. I recommend this app to all those like me who need to know what the name of!
One of My Top 5 Apps
by Dallas halsey on 2019/12/02 14:36
I LOVE THIS APP. I’m always on the hunt for new music and this app helps me do that! I love how I can be out and about, hear a song, hold up my phone, and in less than five seconds I’ve learned what it is. And it can seriously hear the song even if you’re out in a public place and the music isn’t that loud! Let me give you a few examples. I was in a busy chipotle and it gave me the song title. I was in a lens crafter and could barely hear the speaker myself. And there was this song from this short 1 minute video where my friend is talking over the song and all you can hear in the background is the melody but I was like OMG WHAT IS THAT SONG and I thought there was no way the app would be able to get it because the song was so subtle but low and behold it discovered it! DOWNLOAD THIS APP!!!!
So convenient, So clever, So revolutionary
by laceyjane19 on 2021/06/26 08:59
Honestly though I garauntee every human being & definitely the better half that’s either reading reviews, reviewing their own , or is too busy using this amazing app has had to deal with those crappy moments when you hear new music you know you love but know you won’t hear again until you happen to be lucky enough to hear it again or the even crappier moments when you specifically want to hear one of those songs you heard but can’t because you don’t remember the name of it or worse yet you never end up knowing any music because you never are able to learn the music you hear and my PERSONAL least favorite.. knowing so much music but never knowing the names of them Until sazam
Used to be great but now barely functional
by Abc12396734j on 2022/05/16 01:26
This used to be an AMAZING app, and I used to be able to pick up songs from faint fragments of music in fairly crowded areas. For the past 2+ months, Shazam hasn’t been able to consistently capture well-known songs playing loudly at home with no other noise competition whatsoever. It can get about 1 out of every 5 attempts in no-noise-competition conditions, and even fewer in noisy conditions. Most of the time it just tells me my search is difficult and to “hang tight,” but does this for so long that the songs ends- at which point Shazam helpfully tells me there’s no match. Hope you guys have a fix for this coming soon because Shazam went from being a super-powerful, easy to use app to a mostly broken spinning dial that times out if you don’t restart the app, sometimes restarting several consecutive times.
Shazam music library or knowledge of songs
by ac nicky on 2021/03/20 19:08
I have experienced that Shazam has in some cases it doesn’t recognize a song or songs, music etc for some reason. I have experienced in particular music one of my favorite music Latin music be it from the 1950s/60s/70s/80s. I am from New York, some music genres are Afo-Cuban, Mambo, Son, Guanguanco, Son Montuno etc and Shazam does not recognize some songs or music sadly. I listen to a radio station WFDU Saturdays 1pm - 6pm and they play a mixed array of the types of music, songs I am referring to, maybe if someone in the organization can listen a few Saturdays, one can get a good grasp of what is being brought attention to, it would be greatly appreciated, thank you, P.S. my compliments to the great body of work done thus far, hats off to the hard work done!
Apple Music integration idea
by khelsten940 on 2021/11/19 04:37
I want to thank Shazam for making my idea a reality in record time!!! First review: I’ve always loved Shazam! Been using as long as I can remember… I’ve always been wanting to be able to see the lyrics to the song I am currently looking up on Shazam… but even more so AND NOW that Apple Music has integration capabilities— it would be soooo RAD if Shazam could open the song from the same point the Shazam starts and open Apple Music at that part of the song with the lyrics in sync so we wouldn’t have to restart the song to see the lyrics, we could just read along the lyrics from our Shazam/Apple Music device while continuing the song on the device it’s currently playing on. Hopefully this makes sense!
Several Issues
by Proteus846 on 2017/10/06 04:44
Shazam is a very useful tool, but it does have some issues in this version. For starters, I’d like to modify Notifications Settings… but the link in the app takes me to the front page of Settings and there’s no panel for Shazam available on my new phone. Additionally, when upgrading to a new iPhone I lost access to the ad-free experience I bought into years ago with the since-depreciated Shazam Encore. I’m using the same account as before, but I have ads now… I’ve submitted a ticket and am waiting to hear back. A final complaint would be with Facebook integration. Most apps now show me a page asking to sign in with the Facebook app, which takes me there to authenticate; Shazam, on the other hand, wants me to sign in directly in the app instead of taking me to the Facebook app to do so; this is less secure, sends my data through Shazam for additional lost security, and is just not the way I want to do things. Security and privacy are important in today’s world, and Shazam needs to add simple support for Facebook’s newer secure-authentication system. Other than those issues and occasional minor bugs, Shazam works great. Aside from the emails about the top charts that I can’t seem to turn off in the app for some reason, I enjoy using Shazam and it has proven extremely helpful in identifying music on many occasions.
Annoying issue I’ve had, and finally got tired of.
by 34theride on 2022/02/25 08:15
I had SoundHound for years, but over time realized that it seemingly had a smaller database than Shazam around when I first installed it. It was fine for a while, but it seemingly only remembers searches when it feels like it? I can’t find anyone else that has had the same issue, but when I go to the app, and go through my Shazam history it will only track certain recordings. I can’t always check the songs I Shazam because often when I hear them, I’m at work so I liked being able to put it on, and sort of bookmark it for later.. but not the case with Shazam. For instance, today I searched for songs on 2-3 occasions, and all I have is a history result from last week.. I’ve finally deleted it to go back to soundhound simply because I know that my history will be saved there :/
Good for what it’s for
by archon95 on 2021/09/10 16:49
This app is great once you figure out what it’s for—identifying songs being played, as in on the radio or at the mall or by a roommate when the transactional cost of just asking is too high. For a long time I could never figure out why the app couldn’t recognize even simple songs I sang or hummed, officially giving up when it couldn’t even recognize my laudable rendition of Happy Birthday to You, which is, like, the most recognizable song in the world. But then a friend filled me in on the app’s actual purpose, and, upon verifying his claim through several test runs, my scorn was replaced with unabashed admiration. I find the app especially useful for classical music. Though, there was one Mendelssohn piece that it took several tries to identify…
Great app when it works!
by Mathew71 on 2017/12/13 20:53
This app is literally part of my daily routine so I use it quite a lot. However recently I’ve been noticing when I go to play a song using Apple Music through Shazam the entire app just stops working on my iPhone. So I figured it was just my phone acting up but then I went to use it on my iPad and the exact thing happened when I went to the map and tried playing a song. Also a lot of small things about the user interface will just stop working like the back buttons and scrolling on a page. It’s to the point every time after I Shazam a song and try to either add it to Apple Music or Olay it I have to close the app and restart it. Overall I love the app just wish I could use it a bit longer without having to restart it!
3.5 stars
by 12356890673Abi on 2018/08/31 04:59
The live music lyrics could be better. Like I don’t understand why it hears the lyrics and recognizes if it is an a wrong place and “catches up”, but really, it doesn’t recognize if it’s paused? Can’t even hear any music but it continues as if it does. Pointless feature. And I appreciate that it has lyrics, but some popular songs don’t. They should sync to more than one website for lyrics. The ads aren’t personalized either, and honestly I wish it was. I don’t mind a clothing ad geared towards my interests every now and then, but constantly seeing the same add for AHS Apocalypse while trying to look at lyrics for my worship songs... I keep covering it up with my hands as I read bc I don’t want those kind of frightening images in my head. Being personalized ads, even just variety would be nicer. Don’t want to see the same ad every time I Shazam a song. And auto Shazam doesn’t work that well either
Most Reliable App Ever Made!!
by Salty girl on 2019/10/11 23:45
Since day one and what seems like endless apps downloaded since apps were created, Shazam has been that constant, that rock, that reliable friend. This app has been with me throughout the years and hasn’t failed, hasn’t been stuck in some circling mode of hell or crashed. Sure, maybe it’s had some hiccups getting some songs incorrect or versions of certain songs but we all have hiccups! Shazam you have helped me be mom o’ the year and always knowing the song 😉. You didn’t stop there either- you went further with letting me sing along!! It doesn’t get better than this app. Thanks Shazam, we are super cool together! Please stay this way. Add a trivia guessing game and BOOM outta the ballpark. Stay away from bugs. Stay safe. Continue to be awesome!! Love, Mom SHAZAM ROCKS!
Great app, but one issue.
by FireFlash9 on 2020/07/26 02:35
This app is great on pretty much every level. I used to hate having to just guess the name of a song or never remember a song again because nobody said the name. And no way was I able to tell the name of any classical music pieces. But with Shazam, all of those problems are fixed and it is easy, just the tap of a few buttons away! My one problem, is that it asks for me to sign in with my Apple id password EVERY TIME. It doesn’t matter if I signed in with it lasts time, it will ask again. The settings say it is linked to my Apple Music, so I don’t see why it would keep asking. This can get very annoying since I don’t now any way to stop it. Other than that this is a great app and I highly recommend it!
Good but a little annoying when…
by Avicado 18 on 2022/01/14 03:18
It’s very good when you play the actual recording but when you play it on piano or sing it or some other instrument, it completely fails to say the right song, or just doesn’t say any song at all. It also only gives you a very limited amount of time and you can’t play enough of it for it to recognize. If the company sees this, please try to make it so that you can manually turn the button off. (There might be a setting like this in settings but I didn’t see it). Please also try to solve that other problem about different instruments, I don’t know if it’s possible (it might also not work if you sing it in a different key but I’m not sure). But that aside it is a fun app and it’s good at what it does. thanks for making it Shazam!
Fork to my Plate
by nvthree on 2022/02/05 05:19
I've been a user since 2009. If music holds any sway in your daily life, Shazam is the fork to your dinner plate. Growing a product from a true mvp to what it is today, over (?) years has to be hard. There's been versions of Shazam I've passionately hated. In hindsight, I could only hate it because was so helpful. Today, so many others use this app just like I do, to record and put name to the soundtrack of their life so they can bring that music back on demand whenever they want. For the last couple years this app has been soundly built. Its my go to for creating playlists and It's connected to my music library. Shazam is how I enhance my time with my family and friends, building the musical backdrop for the best times of my life.
Shazam
by Tex Reynolds on 2021/12/22 03:02
This app has changed my life. Before Shazam I had severe halitosis and couldn’t find a girlfriend. I was also a shoplifter. I decided to get into therapy and my therapist told me I was the most boring patient she had ever worked with. Then one day I was riding my three speed Schwinn bike. I looked down at my iPhone and saw the app for Shazam. As I was writing I lost my focus and ran over an old man who everybody in our neighborhood hated. As he laid there in my arms, ready to die he gave me two admonitions. “Stop picking your own boogers when you are riding a bike , you idiot. And start finding new songs using Shazam. Maybe now, I’ll discover the real words to “Wooly Bully”. So merry Christmas to everyone at Shazam and stay away from me if you see me riding my bike. Best wishes, Steve Reynolds
Reading my mind
by soundz4senses on 2019/01/24 18:40
Shazam has been around for a long time and throughout its development what’s amazing to me is how it has kept up, not only with contemporaneous music but also music from antiquity. There are other amazing apps for music out there - think radioooo - But Shazam really defines the music discovery app process. I only wish that there could be a one button or step process to acquiring the music easily. I’d happily pay a dollar for every song I’ve Shazammed. If they can figure that out a lot of money will be made and a lot of musicians and music lovers will be happy. Musicians because hopefully they’ll get paid for their efforts and music lovers because they’ll have access to the music that they have discovered with Shazam. Well done and keep up the good work.
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videos
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artist
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track
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music
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song
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