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shazam is the best way to identify music and TV around you. Tap the shazam button to instantly identify, explore, buy and share. Turn on auto shazam and we’ll keep finding music and TV even when you leave the app. check out trending sounds from all around the world, and get new content daily from your favourite Shazamed artists. Once you shazam music, you can easily: • preview and buy tracks on itunes • Sing along to the beat with real time lyrics • Watch music videos on YouTube • share your discoveries on facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, Google+ and Pinterest • listen to your shazams in rdio, Beats music, spotify, Deezer or Google Play All Access (where available) • Connect to spotify / rdio to play full tracks in shazam and add your shazams to spotify / rdio playlists • Start an itunes radio station based on tracks you've Shazamed (where available) • See song recommendations from others like you You can also use shazam with TV: • shazam your favorite TV shows for the cast, soundtracks, and more • shazam ads to watch again, share with friends, or get special offers Want even more? • Turn on auto shazam, and the app will continuously identify music and TV, while respecting your battery life and privacy • Go to shazam.com to see your entire shazam history; sign in to facebook to get started • check out News to discover great new videos, updates and more, from artists and TV shows you’ve Shazamed; plus see what your friends are Shazaming • Pulse has real-time top charts showing you what’s being Shazamed right now • Explore shows you what’s trending around the world and zoom in for local chart knowledge • Book concert tickets for artists you’ve Shazamed Use shazam as much as you like – it’s unlimited. Don’t want the advertising – upgrade to shazam Encore Notes: • Previewing and buying music requires the itunes music store in your country. Previews are courtesy of itunes. • Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life. • lyrics and LyricPlay™ available: US, CA, UK, FR, IT, DE, ES, AU, NZ
Muy buena
by Gustavolock on 2015/03/28 08:25
Una de las mejores apps
Favorite app
by Ryansb71 on 2015/03/27 22:15
I absolutely love this app it saves my life lol
Awesome App
by Gobama85 on 2015/03/27 21:08
Amazing recognition capabilities. Love this app.
Handy
by Zo_damron on 2015/03/27 20:41
This app is nice!!
Works great!
by Sudoku fiend 111 on 2015/03/27 20:16
I love being able to hear a song and love it, buy it, and then listen to it wherever I want immediately. Instant gratification in the 21st century! Woot!
Love
by Editoanager on 2015/03/27 19:42
Love this app so much better than the others!
None
by Bigmoe50 on 2015/03/27 19:36
Really cool app
Handy Music Award!!!
by Juancho1984 on 2015/03/27 19:00
Not just recognizes music, TV shows, and movies; also make great and awesome world wide music tracking!! You can know what they like most at Lima - Perú, Ibiza - España, Bogota-Colombia, etc!!! I love the information features, albums, years, videos covers, so wonderful app!!!
Great ap to get songs you don't know
by Brawlicben on 2015/03/27 17:28
This ap is very responsive to recognizing songs you don't know. It has a bunch of extra features like most viewed songs and you could buy music from iTunes. Love this ap!
Still have problems auto adding to Spotify
by Lefty_86 on 2015/03/27 17:21
It's been a couple of months and I still can not add to Spotify without it erroring out after one or two tags. Please, please fix this.
Shazam is ruined
by Mike Richardson on 2015/03/27 15:02
Recognizing TV shows and movies has completely ruined the app. I had to try 5 times to get it to recognize a song - because the first 4 it told me what show I was watching - WHICH I ALREADY KNOW.
Yay!
by Blndebarbie88 on 2015/03/27 12:31
Love this app!
The best
by Snapfanatic on 2015/03/27 05:36
This is my favorite app, bar none, and has been for years. It just gets better and better!
Unbelievable
by 99landsurveyor99 on 2015/03/27 04:38
Amazing!
Deserves more
by Nobonk on 2015/03/27 04:11
It deserves hire but now the app has to "load shazams" every once in a while and I always miss the song im trying to get
Bee zee
by Blaire Beezy on 2015/03/27 03:41
I looooove it! It makes me laugh when my mexican boyfriend talks when i try to shazaam a song and the name of the song is right but the artist comes back as "remixed by dj (insert mexican name)" lol. I wonder if this this the same for everyone else? Lol 👨😂😂
Must Download
by Treavon on 2015/03/27 03:09
This app is perfect 🔥 find out what any song is in less than 30 seconds 👌💯
Shazam
by Assassin213irkle on 2015/03/26 23:03
It work's great, and so easy to use!!!
Great App
by Nelbie90 on 2015/03/26 23:02
So far no weirdness with ads but it's pretty good identifying some songs on my old CDs from 15 years ago that I made.
Does what you expect it to.
by PoopOnU on 2015/03/26 22:26
Works great every time. What else matters?
Shazamm
by JuanitoJ on 2015/03/26 18:43
Love my shazamm
Classic Rock titles at my fingertips
by Ctrackright on 2015/03/26 16:28
I totally love classic rock, but (even though I'm the right age), I didn't listen to it that much growing up. It's great for my aging brain to have title and artist at the touch of a button (instead of having to listen to a few of the lyrics and then play the Google game). Thanks, Shazam!
Best recognition ever...
by UMAppleMan on 2015/03/26 16:07
Have been using this app for a few years, so to my surprise today I open the app for a piece of music being played behind voices on a TV show, and the response was perfect and faster than I expected. Was so amazed that when the app asked for the review, I decided to do it. This is the best audio recognition app available.
Flawless, well almost.
by Salserin on 2015/03/26 15:42
Every once in blue moon it does not recognize a song but, I noticed that if Shazam doesn't then no other app does either, and I tried the others.
Doesn't always work
by xoxodiane on 2015/03/26 15:06
This app used to work all the time no matter where I tried to find a song, but now the app can barely do it. All it does is "listen", loads for way to long and crashes. Wish I hadn't done the update
Nice
by SgnatnG gnat baths on 2015/03/26 14:12
Fixed issue of pausing music. Back to 5 stars!! Please add a choice to quickly delete last tagged song without going into tags, in case of a mistake.
I think u should make an app that recognizes pics
by AudiR8sarecool on 2015/03/26 13:39
I really think it would be very cool if you made an app that recognizes what the thing in the picture is. Like if you took a picture of a lava lamp it would recognize it.
Shazam
by apaulaccs on 2015/03/26 13:37
Great!!!!!
Love it
by Sweet Mean Girl on 2015/03/26 09:44
Love it and great app!!
I LOVE IT!
by pirikupas on 2015/03/26 04:46
❤️
Love love this app.
by Mweedon on 2015/03/26 03:29
Best app ever. It helps me find titles to music and the artist. Gives you lyrics, no more question about what was said in a song I like. It holds onto music that I have looked up, so I am never obligated to down load at that very moment. Used this app on kindle fire tablet and it works beautifully. Never had problem with app.
Very helpful!!!
by AlexandriaParkerRowland on 2015/03/26 01:39
Love this app
Comes in handy!
by Ummitsladyj on 2015/03/26 01:22
I loveeee music. I have a TON of songs on my phone. Thanks to Shazam. I love how most songs are connected to iTunes. Whenever I'm driving and have radio on and hear a song I like but didn't catch title or artist, I quickly press Shazam and get it since I'm not safely able to listen, focus on road and type in the info on my phone all at once. This app is the shiz.
Amazing
by Doom$hredder99 on 2015/03/25 22:27
This is truly an amazing app
Best Music App
by kreated_lovely on 2015/03/25 22:06
The best app I've ever used and very convenient when I'm in a place when I want to know who an artist is but there are no radio announcers telling us who the artist is.
Great
by Yay for life on 2015/03/25 17:55
Great it app!! I can figure out what the songs are and shazam helped me out!!
Don't know what I'd do without it
by Pardy boy on 2015/03/25 17:21
Best app on the market!!
Worthless
by Pookamoose on 2015/03/25 15:59
I used to love this app, but lately when I try to identify songs from TV the app tells me what the program is instead of the song. The app is now next to worthless.
Shazam
by SadThatIUpgraded on 2015/03/25 15:31
It's wonderful!
The best of its kind
by Mcklane14 on 2015/03/25 14:45
Awesome app, always do the job
Nice
by Faithh💋 on 2015/03/25 13:59
V nice
SO GOOD!!
by josirose on 2015/03/25 11:18
LOVE this app it's awesome! Knew what a song was in a busy noisy restaurant with indistinct low background music, on a pretty lousy 3G connection!!! Fan for life
It's great app
by Hisham Rh on 2015/03/25 04:40
Very useful and easy to use
Does exactly what I need it for.
by Sunkistfresh on 2015/03/25 04:12
I love this app. Finds everything I need and also works with Siri.
It's like a miracle
by Ronman63 on 2015/03/25 02:42
I've had this app for years now, and it's recognition ability seems to get faster and faster. Almost instantaneous sometimes. And it saves me the hassle of having to remember pieces of lyrics so that I google them later in the hopes of finding the song. It's really just amazing. My favorite app, all time.
Intrusive
by Warrior Pitbull on 2015/03/24 22:56
Too many updates. I don't use this app much because rarely do I forget the name of a song. However, of all the apps on my device, this one updates the most. The most recent update didn't even give info on what was new in the update.
ShazAwesome
by Dance lover 2468 on 2015/03/24 22:16
Quick and perfect for for when you need to know the name of a song fast! A great app to have!
New update still giving wrong information
by Binnytheball on 2015/03/24 22:09
I would really like this app but it almost always gives me incorrect information on when I song was released. Blondie' "Call Me" Shazam says released 2005, no 1980; Marvin Gaye's "sexual healing" Shazam says released 1988, no1980. This error happens with almost any song that isn't a new pop song. Incorrect information is worse than no information.
👏👏🙌
by Leem on 2015/03/24 19:26
The Best !
Great App.. But,
by Dynastee203 on 2015/03/24 18:29
It's a really great app but some songs aren't recognized. Shazam should get involved with more new genres. Overall recommended!!!
Great !!!
by Fernando - David on 2015/03/24 15:24
Great app !!! It can find any songs when I need (y)
Not recognizing Spotify
by LikeNoLike on 2015/03/24 12:46
Please fix. I click "listen in Spotify" and it gives me a popup to join Spotify. I already have Spotify (premium). Iphone 6, iOS 8. Used to work a few months ago.
good good
by Fargokw on 2015/03/24 12:18
good good
Great app. Just 2 problems
by cubsbearshawksbulls on 2015/03/24 11:33
So let me say firstly, I love this app. But one of the 2 problems is that I liked it when the shaman button was in the middle of the screen rather than the top. The other problem is that auto shaman does not work. I think if you update Thea things, the app will be much better and more successful. Thanks. Hope you actually listen and aren't like all the other apps where you just completely ignore everyone.
It's good
by MoDy_9797 on 2015/03/24 10:09
But needs to find out arabic middle eastern songs.
Business Owner
by Bub's Pub on 2015/03/24 06:24
Love this program.. Fast, reliable, easy to use and most importantly have never had an issue with it identifying the wrong song!
Great app
by Chriis_M on 2015/03/24 06:18
Love the app. It still seems a little slow. Also I'd love it the app icon was changed to the avi you have on your Twitter
Really good software
by Yuval:422357;;5 on 2015/03/24 05:31
It is the best software I have ever seen for those kind of stuff
Amazing
by Seandre9000 on 2015/03/24 02:33
Technology is ridiculous.
Crashes every time
by mashmush on 2015/03/24 02:24
It doesn't work
Amigable
by zero_culk on 2015/03/24 02:16
Es una App amigable, fácil de usar, solo que algunas canciones de ciertos países no las encuentra y seria bueno que adicionen el descubrimiento de canciones cristianas.
LOVE IT
by HLove10 on 2015/03/24 01:36
I'm so clueless on songs titles and this app comes in handy when I'm searching for a favorite song!! Glad I was introduced to this awesome app!!
Still good but newer features are too much
by HAMMERoftheGODS on 2015/03/24 00:30
I've used Shazam for years and it's still a handy tool but I really hate the way it's been transformed into a social media app. It was so much better when you would just use it to ID a song. I get so annoyed when I try to ID a song in a commercial and it instead tells me what program I'm watching. I don't need it to do that. EVER! I know what I'm watching. And most of the time when it does that, that particular song isn't listed in the 'music from this program' spot so it's just a waste of time. Stop with that whole multimedia crap and just tell me what the song is. Period. A great app that suddenly tries to do too much is disappointing because it loses sight of the things that made it great to begin with.
Love
by Pennym888 on 2015/03/23 23:43
Great app!
Never miss a Beat!
by Shpippy on 2015/03/23 23:37
Amazing technology - works like pure magic!
Bugs
by Anthonyyfe on 2015/03/23 21:28
Sometimes the 'auto' feature doesn't stay on when I leave the app.
Works perfectly, very satisfying
by Takis8eos on 2015/03/23 20:40
Shazam works perfectly and recognizes all the soundtracks in multiple languages and even though the volume may be low or there may background noises, shazam manages to operate without flaws
Can’t delete tags
by jules771 on 2015/03/23 20:30
Cannot delete tags, functionality worked with previous version. App is just basically adware at this point….
Shazam is MAJ
by @StateoftheA_R_T on 2015/03/23 19:01
I've been using Shazam to answer all my music inquiries. If you're ever in doubt who's song that is playing just press the Shazam button.
Ok not that great and recognizing songs
by vyakkund on 2015/03/23 17:49
Works ok at detecting songs if you put your phone directly in front of the radio but in a store where you hear music playing keeps saying that it can't determine the song. Pretty lousy for an app that keeps boasting about how amazing it is.
Nice
by Anna Gage on 2015/03/23 14:25
Fast and super easy
Good app
by Jaimechunga on 2015/03/23 13:18
Good app
Shamazing.
by M. Sheezy on 2015/03/23 12:41
Title says it all.
bae
by Teeronn on 2015/03/23 12:22
asf😴💘
Perfect app
by 86k5 on 2015/03/23 09:51
Perfect app
Garbage
by Curlyfries308 on 2015/03/23 04:33
I guess it's good if you want to know what that new pop song is but this has failed me every time I wanted to know what something obscure is.
Amazing
by 12344677 on 2015/03/23 02:33
It's fast and can gives you even the history of the songs that it recorded
Very handy
by Hendrixpeej on 2015/03/23 01:03
Very useful app
Great app
by Herbert Walker on 2015/03/23 00:29
Can't go wrong wish shazam.
crashes
by TDC0430 on 2015/03/22 22:58
when playing videos
Love this App
by Triko415 on 2015/03/22 22:12
Best way to identify random songs!!! 😜 hahaha
Pretty good I guess but Bring back launching spotify when it finds a song'nn
by Whatnah78 on 2015/03/22 20:47
I love this! But now that it doesn't open spotify anymore when it finds a song and now there's beats music. This made it go down by 2 stars BRING BACK SPOTIFY!!!!
Love it!
by Sueinsoutport on 2015/03/22 20:02
Driving through Whiteville, North Carolina. Listening to 89.9. All oldies. All the time. Know most of the songs. Shazam helps out with the artists when we're stumped. Great App!! Thanks.
Love
by Amandashayexo on 2015/03/22 20:00
Gets the name of the song in the matter of seconds, can also figure out the song from a distance & while people are talking. Love it
Awesome
by Farmboy14 on 2015/03/22 19:43
Best app for knowing what a song is. Keep up the good work!
Works Great
by Redhead97 on 2015/03/22 18:52
I received a CD of music from a friend that didn't have a playlist. Using Shazam I easily. Also use it when I just can't remember a song name. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!
I love this app.
by Purplemake on 2015/03/22 18:12
This app is wonderful.
FIND YOUR SONGS
by bugabooh16 on 2015/03/22 15:15
This is the best app ever!!!! You don't know who is singing a song on the radio just SHAZAM IT! Never fails SHAZAM gives you every song you are trying to figure out. Love it!!!!
Love it
by Elpajarolibre on 2015/03/22 06:04
It catches even my Spanish music !)
It's just magic
by GTXLow on 2015/03/22 04:34
That's all I have to say
Maycraks
by Maycraks on 2015/03/22 03:13
Excelente
Muy buena
by Bocay on 2015/03/22 02:10
Me gusta es rápida y siempre identifica la canción.
Excelente aplicación
by Serrao on 2015/03/22 01:31
La recomiendo es muy buena para saber que música esta sonando
Can't do without it!!
by $ ANT $ on 2015/03/21 23:56
It's a very good app for older persons....
its iight 😌😁
by i💓Taliajoy🙏 on 2015/03/21 22:04
well yea i kinda like this app becuse it gives you all songs and names of it & i hate the ads so stop that please 🙅🙅
Used to be good, now worthless
by Yorktown87 on 2015/03/21 20:40
Tried to shazam song by Alabama shakes on TV for convenience to buy it later. Shazam kept giving me the stupid tv show title and didn't give me song and furthermore gave me the completely WRONG "music from the show". Why can't the app just listen to the song and look it up anymore? now bc of shazam gorging itself on monetization strategies to try to get into TV and everything else it has ruined its core product.
LOVE THIS APP
by Baconman199 on 2015/03/21 20:14
I love this app it's knows every song including dubstep song it's awesome
What happened to you?
by A Lil' Birdie on 2015/03/21 19:27
What happened Shazaam? I liked you back when all you did was Shazaam a song and tell me who sang it and kept that list and gave me an option to buy from iTunes. Now I open the app and all this crap hits me. I can't tell where the button is to Shazaam the song!!! I'm in a hurry here it could be the tail end of the song I want to know who sings it now. This app was great when it started out but it's evolved into crap. It sold out so to speak. I'm gonna delete it.
Good
by Ghgry on 2015/03/21 18:37
Good
Gets worse w/ each update
by Fuegotaino on 2014/05/29 12:11
I paid $5 for this app a few years ago..so why is it that I'm seeing advertisements disguised as "trending now" pop up while I wait for it to listen to a song? Maybe because this app has turned into just another promotion-heavy interface that connects you to either a site full of ads (FB, Ytube, etc) or a paying site (ie. iTunes). With each update they seem to slip in more and more ways to advertise just short of displaying a full time pop-up bar across the screen. What about the actual function of the app to match music? Well, unless you're listening to what's being burned into your ears by radio stations that don't seem to have much more than an hours worth of the same repetitive songs, you can expect to wait several seconds before it finds a match. And that's only if the song is an American song. In English. God forbid you ask it to match a Spanish song-even if it's been played out in the radio more than a Pit Bull remix. With satelite radio being almost the standard, I would expect this app to be able to tap into the vastness that is the internet to match a tune. Especially when I can manually look up the chorus in iTunes and find it's true title. I mean, the app's main ally is iTunes! Is it too much to ask that it comb through iTunes' database to match a song before telling me a match couldn't be found? I guess that's too much coding for a measely $5 app. ..or maybe they're too busy figuring out new ways to promote crap.
Excellent Application ***Works Very Well***
by RobertBody on 2009/04/29 21:42
This is an excellent, one of a kind application which works very well, and i can't give other than 5 stars, but... *Sometimes I only catch the last 5 seconds of a song, but Shazam keeps recording for the following 10more seconds, then cannot match. If i could press "STOP RECORDING" button to only have those 5 seconds, Shazam probably could find a match -- this could be the case for TV commercials, or in a movie theater when the song is only played for a few seconds, and I want to know that song... also the startup speed i talk about here: *The startup is slow which leads to missing a song at times. There is no need to have slow start, load within a second or 2, no need for graphics yet, download graphics interface after sending/receiving song data. *"Tag Now" button should be Way bigger, it should be twice as big, twice as wide *I would pay $1 for NO ADVERTISING, it only takes away from the feel *Excellent idea to keep a record of previous Tags in past days, weeks........ but don't load all that initially, that's a reason for increasingly-longer startups because there is more and more data to show.. but i do want to know what i looked up weeks ago, so load that only once i click "My Tags", just not on startup.
What a genius of an app!
by Xenopherus on 2009/09/08 22:14
WOW!! I'm in awe of how well this handy little app works. A few weeks ago I was at a bar and there was some old butt-rock song playing on the radio I hadn't heard in years. I sat there wishing I knew what the song and artist was. Toward the end of the song I remembered I had shazam on my iPhone. I fumbled through all the other apps and finally found it, struggled to get it working (it was the first time I ever used it) and finally got the phone to the speakers in the last few seconds before the song ended. I was certain there hadn't been enough time to tell what song it was, yet after a few short seconds of processing, it found the song! Today I was at work and wanted to know what song was playing. The store was noisy and I couldn't get the phone close to the speaker at all. Customers were around, so I kept having to put the phone down so I wouldn't look crazy. My manager finally appeared so I clicked the sleep button. I heard shazam "ding" but figured it meant I disrupted the search. Once I got home and checked, lo and behold, it found the song that had been playing! After only a few seconds nowhere near the speakers! And the app is free! FREE I TELLS YA!!!
It's the ish!
by Peter Piccolo on 2014/02/27 01:36
I love my music and it's even better hearing new music that you do not know any information about, and with the simplicity and elegant design of shazam it now is as easy as pressing one button and being able to know everything about a song!!! Can even see videos now!!! My only negative response and also my recommendation to the designers is to eliminate the glitching when the app is already been opened in the past and sometimes will glitch out and not ready any sound input basically the circle stays the same and doesn't register any noise!! The only way I have been able to fix this is to close the shazam app from multi tasking and reopen the app basically just to close and reopen the app and them the song can be found and the circle responds to sound input and is able to work again!! Please designers of this app please find a solution to this it happens daily and is such a pain is the arse and sometimes causes me to miss out on that song and not have enough time to close reopen and ultimately use the all efficiently enough to capture the information on a song that I hear that I want to know the name of!!!
Good app until auto feature jacked my phone
by Fallen Tree on 2014/10/12 06:18
Everyone else will tell you about the good to this app. But since their new update with the stupid auto feature, I don't trust having this crap on my phone. I used it for one song, and then a red bar keeps flashing at the top of my screen telling me that shazam is constantly listening. Nice auto feature. Didn't even have to turn it on. It put that part on auto too. It also took the concern of having to shut off the auto feature in app by automatically not allowing me to do that either. Keeps popping up a connectivity error randomly every time I switch it off. Convenient. Also won't let me turn off banner notifications in my settings anymore, which used to be off. Turns out it was too much work for me to not have to worry about my privacy or security before, so now shazam kindly auto fixed that too by what I can only assume is a virus now implanted in my phone with the last update. Whatever virus or bug that came with this new update isn't anything I'm going to worry about. So app deleted. I guess I'll have to go about things the old fashioned way when I don't know a song..... Like grand pappy did back in the good ol days of horse and buggy, and rotary phones. I'll have to google it. Or maybe just ask the person next to me.
This is amazing
by ChapinRat on 2009/02/16 23:03
I'm just floored. Example: I'm sitting in a coffee shop this morning and I hear a song that sounds pretty cool, but I have no idea who's playing so I go to Shazam. It does its thing and tags the song without missing a beat, and I didn't even move from my seat to find a speaker or anything. I just tapped "tag now." Then I bought the song. (I hope some of the record companies are helping the creators cover any costs because it's going to make them lots of money.) Previously, I'd used Shazam to finally name some of the songs I've had unlabeled on my iPod that came on friends' mixed discs or what have you. I didn't know all of the names, so I played the song, hit "tag now" and got all the info to type into iTunes so that my catalogue is completely devoid of nameless songs now. The program was only unable to recognize two of the 60 songs. Both were house-techno mixes (like I said, friends' junk, not mine :-P) that actually don't appear on any record that I know of. Impressive. Seriously, this is amazing. Match this up with Genius and you're going to be exposed to tons of new music in no time. So much fun.
To Date, Free for US Customers...Works in Department Stores
by Reese the Law Girl on 2008/10/14 18:51
This app is amazing. I've had it since July when I bought my iPhone 3G. It picks up about 90% of the songs I throw at it and these are not all popular songs. Some are pretty obscure. Also, I just used the app in a department store for the first time and it picked up the song no problems. I admit that there wasn't a lot of noise in the store (like at Walmart or Target), but still it did pick up the song even though the source volume was pretty high up in the ceiling. I have used this app in the car, at home watching television, in the movies, everywhere. I've also tried Midomi, but Shazam has produced waayyy better results. Also, I don't know about European users, but I just want it to be clear that in the US this app is totally FREE! There is no subscription fee, service charge, etc. to use this app if you are a US customer. Again, I've had it since July and I have NEVER been charged. I can't predict what the future will bring, but I just want to make it clear that, as of right now, the app is totally free to use for US customers.
No Fees According to Shazam, True!
by J Stizzle on 2008/10/13 14:59
This was Shazam's Response to the question "Does Shazam Charge you Anything for Their Service?" Thanks for writing in to ask for clarification. The application is free and Shazam is not charging you anything for using this version of our service, so don't hold-back from using it! Unfortunately there seems to be a few, ill-informed, reviews circulating at the moment that Shazam will start charging you. While we do charge for our UK 2580 and Wap service, the iPhone application is free to download and use. With respect to our applications in the future, we'll communicate with you regarding upgrades or new application versions via the App store itself - you'll get little indicators for upgrades, so don't ignore them. We will look to enhance the application and continue to bring our new features, and, we may need to upgrade the application in order to continue to support the free version, as it does cost us considerably to provide the service. Keep posted but don't worry, we're not going to abruptly shut-down your Shazam.
Great, use daily
by HBSteve on 2009/12/13 18:52
Omg some of these reviewers are idiots. No it does not charge your AT&T accnt. Yes it's free. Works great 95% time even offline (how I use while driving) and submits when you have Internet. Great for those who want to know what that song on the radio or tv is. Only suggestions could be press middle to start tag press again to stop since may hear a commercial or something with music and just want to catch short clip. And for offline clips some reason after failed attemps they sometimes get removed - please fix. --------- Have not seen limit others talk about perhaps they just added but my prob is everytime update or restore iPhone even with everything synced all tagged files are lost. So kinda got tired of tagging just to lose them in few days so this alone would keep me from buying full version so add sync/email tagged song info once recognized so we don't Lise them and would be simple easy fix and make much better. I also agree with others about price - since you make your money on music sales as well 1.99 should be top price for full ver. $5 just isn't worth it
I ❤️ Shazam!!!! I ❤️ Shazam!!!
by Bella4ever886 on 2015/01/06 19:33
Omg!! Shazam is so amazing!!!! When I first found out about "Shazam", through friends, I couldn't believe that there was finally an app that could help inform you on any new songs that you hear on the radio, and you just love, love that song playing on the radio and you have to know the name of the song and the name of the singer!! But b4 Shazam, it was very difficult and aggregating to either be lucky enough to be informed of the song title of the song they just played on the radio (that rarely happened!) or you had to do some major "research" and a lot of pre-listening in order for you to get that new song u love!!! But now that Shazam has been created, all you have to do when you hear a new song that you really love just tap "SHAZAM" while song is playing and tada you know the correct title of song and the correct artist!!! And Shazam is FAST! I just tap Shazam while hearing a particular song and in a matter of SECONDS shazam displays the name of song and the singer!!! Shazam rocks!!! Thank you!
Ah, wonderful technology.
by Kickimus Buttus on 2008/07/15 23:15
There have been so many occasions in my life that I have heard an amazing song at a rave, dance, or on the radio, and was left with only a memory of the song's tune. The progression of time inevitably renders any possibility of finding said song completely useless, and I am left with the feeling of being an utter failure. So frequently have I scrambled to find a pencil and a writing surface in an attempt to scribble down song lyrics as I hear them, only to find that my perception of the words being said were horribly incorrect. Things like this can ruin a person's day - knowing that an opportunity to find a potential favorite song was lost due to being unprepared. Well, never again! In under five taps of a thumb and 10-30 seconds, I can find the title of practically any song, with the only exceptions being world premiers or obscure homemade remixes. The speed of this service, along with the search accuracy and no price, make this a must-have for anyone looking to improve their music library. Absolutely amazing, 5/5
Best App in the App Store!
by danthecomputerman on 2009/03/26 03:35
At first when I got this app, I was very surprised at how well it can recognize a song, and I'm still very impressed! I really like the fact that you can even have it listen to a song, then get all the info when you have either an EDGE, 3G, or Wi-Fi connection. So now, if I hear a song on the radio or any other source, even if I don't have a Wi-Fi connection, I can just plug in the Apple headphones with remote and mic into my iPod Touch, and then just put it up to the audio source and have it listen to the song. Then, when I connect to a Wi-Fi connection, I can have Shazam get info for songs that it has previously listened to! Also, Shazam can also keep a history of songs it has previously listened to and tagged, so then you can know the name of the song so you can download it for later. The ability to download the song from iTunes and other places is very nice! I also like the fact that you can do all of this for free! This app has not even crashed on my iPod Touch yet! Great job Shazam!
Looks like everyones now unhappy
by Happy Guy without the app on 2010/08/10 06:24
I don't understand why the makers have to be greedy. The world has enough things to get angry about. The makers are just adding themselves to the list. Why? Do you think that people will just stop giving food to the homeless and start charging them $5.00 for something that has always been free. How do you think they would react. Then how do you think they would react if they walked all the way from their shelter for this free food every day for a couple of years because they were promised it would be there since they had been coming for so long and had a list of food they always picked up and then all of the sudden the food bank wouldn't give them what they said they would anymore when they got there. They would starve. I believe this app is doing this to all they're loyal customers. You don't promiss a homeless person free food and then charge them and take everything back you gave them in the past and charge them for it. It's just not right! That's cold! Burrrr.... The homeless would starve in the winter from no warm soup bc of you people! How awful! R.I.P. Shazam once a great free app now a greedy expensive dark app that lost all it's loyal customers and stole their money like candy from a baby.
Read this is you LOVE music!!!
by Ana_22 on 2011/07/09 06:01
I will admit to being a self proclaimed music freak. My iPod is filled with music from Frank Sinatra to Daft Punk. I will listen to just about anything as long as I like the way it sounds. Music to me is an experience, a private moment of bliss, a part of someone's soul- a piece of them to the very core of their being. This app saves my life on a daily basis. I can be listening to the radio and a song I have never heard pops on and rather than having to try to weed out the song title from the lyrics or hope the radio host will tell me what song it is for at least the artist (which they rarely do anymore!) I can pull this app up and let it listen to the song for about 10 seconds and BAM! there is the song I was looking for- title, artist, album, and then it gives me a button to press to take me to iTunes to buy it. So, if you love your music and often have the problem of trying to figure out what a certain song is- get this app! It is truly amazing!!! :D
Used to use this, deleting it now....
by Skeptical345 on 2010/02/10 18:38
I found Shazam when it first came out, encouraged friends, family and coworkers to get it and use it. It worked as advertised, in the last few months however it seemed to be missing more songs than ever. Now the upgrade will only do 5 songs a month!? I regret doing the upgrade, even though the quality of the tagging seems to have gone down in recent months. I can understand offering a "better" or more featured version for a higher price. But the company actually removed functionality from their existing users and then offered to allow them to pay for functionality they used to have. Shazam has benefitted from Apple including their software on TV ads, they have gotten very good buzz for a cool "got to have it" app. Now the company has really blown it. I will use Time Machine to return to the previous version and warn everyone else to not upgrade to this newer, "better" version. The greed of some companies is amazing, rather than doing a cost/buying calculus that says a .99 cent app will sell 1 million copies they figure a $5.00 app will sell 2,000 copies, somehow that will make them more money.
Works great, but...
by Hockey jack 71 on 2013/02/22 20:20
I have had the paid app for years and find that, in general, this app works great. It is extremely rare that it cannot identify a song, even in loud environments where the music is in the background. I have two complaints that they should address: 1) we used to be able to sort tags by song (or artist). Now you don't have ANY sort option. I will often tag the same song several times (oftentimes just to see the lyrics during the song) and end up with lots of duplicate tags. My other complaint is about the lyrics. Please don't show a lyrics option after I've tagged a song if you don't have them in the database. The tag options below the album cover are not the same for all songs, so obviously not every song has the same options, but the lyrics option is always there, regardless of whether or not they are available. How hard could that be to program these two things? I would change my rating to 5 stars if they could fix these two frustrating things.
Great app
by acolddayinhoth on 2010/01/26 21:23
It's really useful, especially when seeing shows like CSI, since they use songs in every episode. The only thing I have a problem with, is the fact that the splash screen stays on too long. Many times, because of how long it takes, I'm not able to identify a song. Other than that, it's five stars for me. And it isn't 5 tags a month if you own a previous version of Shazam. I you're new to shazam, then yes, it is 5 songs tagged a month. I use both Shazam and Midomi, and well, suffice to say they both work the same, for me at least. As long as you don't make a lot of noise while tagging, theyll both identify the song correctly. So either or, for me. They're both good songs identifiers, however what's good about Midomi, is that it can identify a song a lot quicker than Shazam, and Shazam is free, I'm sure with future updates the amount of time needed will be lessened with Shazam. Only a matter of time. U
Terrible - does not work
by Antaeus Feldspar on 2013/07/31 22:54
Previous versions of Shazam were great: they identified songs, let you find lyrics if they were available, got you information about the artist, made it easy for you to purchase if you chose ... Now the app is useless crap, because it doesn't do the one thing it's supposed to: identify songs. If you don't have a good enough Internet connection when you're listening, you're screwed; Shazam may claim it's saving a "pending tag" but there's never any way to see your pending tags, re-submit them, nothing like that. Oh no, the app is WAY too busy telling you how you can buy "the FIAT song" to, y'know, do what you installed it for. Did I miss something in the help files? I thought of that. That's why I checked in the help files, where I found instructions for submitting pending tags! Instructions that didn't work! Gee, maybe because they were written for THE PREVIOUS VERSION of the app? How I wish I could go back to the previous version of the app - but then I would only have NORMAL-sized ads telling me every single time how I can buy the FIAT song, instead of, y'know, a song I'd actually listen to.
I'm not against people making money but...
by gonzoid on 2010/01/23 14:58
I will not update the version that I have if I can help it. I really loved the creativity and innovation displayed in this app. Heck, I'm sure that Apple sold a lot of iPhones just on this app and the commercials and user experiences. I've demoed this app to many friends and they are amazed. And now? The idea of paying for the functionality that I had in the beginning is leaving me with a bad taste. To deliberately cripple an app that made the iPhone experience so remarkable and then price the 'real app' so high to get the same functionality is just so nasty and rude. If the paid app were something more reasonable I'd bite. I don't use it much, to be honest, but it has settled many bets in movie theaters and presentations. Like I said, I'm not against y'all making money. I'm against the underhanded way of extorting money. Make the paid app 0.99 or even 1.99 and I might buy it. Your innovation and programming prowess were your own downfall and apparently you think you are unable to top it so you seek to milk it for all you can get. Nothing from me folks... Nothing. Sorry... It's the principle of the thing...
Great application, although it could use some updates.
by A.V.B. on 2009/06/24 02:05
This isthe application I have been waiting for! I often find myself wondering the name of a song or the artist of a song when im listening to the radio or in a store. I have the iPod Touch and the Apple Headphones with Remote and Mic, so I brought my iPod to the mall and in a store simply held my iPod in the air untill it was done listening. Since this app needs Internet access and if you don't have internet access (Wi-Fi on your iPod) it will not tell you what the song is right at that moment, although, when you do get internet access it will find out all of your information. One thing that this should be albe to do, is recognize a song if someone hummed and sang it. Although I should not complain because this is free. I look forward to the future updates, and if you are a music lover this app is for you!
I am crazy about this app.!
by Cinatrin on 2008/09/26 01:42
Ever driving in your car and listening to a rockin song on the radio and wonder, "Wow, this song rocks! Is it new? Who sings this?" But you wait for the D.J. to announce the song and title but of course, he doesn't this time. That's when you bust out your shazam. So far it's been really accurate at identifying the songs. Then they are available for purchase. It's slightly eerie how it knows though. It's like a man is sitting out on the street in a van with head phones, listening to the music and identifying it for you! I've read it doesn't do well with classical or techno, but just today it identified a dance songs with no vocals, just accoustics. I'm sure it depends on the song. It didn't however get the 'local' songs around here. (I wouldn't expect that anyway.) Overall it is a great app! And free!!! Just try it out for kicks.
It even works with TV!!
by milkchoclt on 2009/12/27 07:41
I know a lot of people are griping about the update, but I have yet to experience what they are talking about. I got this app way back and, even after the dreaded 5 song-a-month update, I'm still not experiencing a limit (well over 10 tags last month). I used to get angry when I'd change a station to catch the middle of a song I really liked, and get all the way to the end of the song hoping that the radio show host would name it, only to find they'd do it about half the time. As long as my phone is with me, I never have to worry about that again. And like I said in the title, if enough of a clip is playing in the television show/commercial you are watching, it will be able to tag it for you. I've tried it a couple times so far, and it WORKS! It's worth having as a utility app just for this feature.
Does this even work at all?
by itsthatguyphil on 2012/05/11 13:09
Now that I got my new iPhone, I went on a bit of a frenzy checking out new Apps that I had been waiting to try. Shazam was one of them. I read the (few) great reviews and eagerly downloaded it. If this program works at all, I have yet to see it. When I mean it's worthless… I mean, it does NOTHING. First I tried checking a somewhat obscure punk song which was a minor hit in the 1970s. Nothing. Then, switching hearts, I had it listen to both Justin Bieber and Rhianna, both doing their current big hits. Surprisingly, again nothing. The App kept coming up blank with "not found" messages. If it cannot figure out two of the biggest stars today, then there is something very wrong with Shazam. On top of my complaints, I spoke with someone randomly later on, who told me he too had gotten Shazam and laughed when I suggested it would supposedly tell us any song. He too said "worthless App that does absolutely nothing." So, there you have it. Two reviews in one. Not inspiring. PLEASE tell me if I am doing something wrong. So far, I have followed the instructions carefully.
Quick, amazing, and with broad usefulness!
by Aimlessphotography on 2014/05/19 15:13
The capabilities of Shazam just keep amazing me. This is a quick review, so I'll just say that when I was watching a movie, I pulled up Shazam to figure out what was playing in that moment. It was a classical piece that I recognized but couldn't immediately name, from a movie decades old. Shazam not only got it immediately (within 5 seconds--wow!), it knew that I was watching this particular movie, as opposed to listening to a record. How do they do it?! Having lyrics scroll by as a song plays is terrific fun, too! It's especially nice in a public place where I can embarrass my 12 year old by belting out something wholly inappropriate for a 42 year old father to be singing. Oh such good times! I have used Shazam since its founding and continue to rely on and love the service. Keep it up, you're doing brilliantly!
Nice program but could be better!!
by Horizon666 on 2008/08/10 17:49
I really like this program, the interface is very nice and i like when it vibrates when finish recording the song so i don't have to peek over my phone that i'm holding near the speaker like another program. It's fast and accurate a lot better than another program. I tested it myself between the 2 programs; midomi and Shazam and Shazam is better when it comes to searhing for a song. Some songs that midomi couldn't find it, Shazam got it. However, i have to keep both because I really like other functions of midomi, Sing or Hum a song and Type a song name or Artist. If Shazam had these fuctions, i would've deleted midomi wihtout hesitation. Also, I saw the comment said that Shazam will need a monthly subscription, i hope it's just a rumor but if that's how it has to be, please don't bump the price too high but would be very happy if it stays as it is.
DO NOT DOWNLOAD UPDATE - NEW LIMITS
by amkim on 2010/07/03 07:53
I was really disappointed to find out that years after using this app (and always telling friends to download it) the makers of Shazam decided to start limiting the number of uses per month to 5, unless you paid $4.99 for the upgraded version. First of all, there should have been some sort of warning, it was really alarming the way they had zero concern for their existing customers. And because of that underhanded tactic, I just can't bring myself to pay for something that I've been receiving for free for so long. Had the upgrade changes been transparent, and only cost $.99 or even $1.99, I would have done it, but $4.99 is a huge and greedy price jump. Such a shame, had they allowed existing customers the same access and only required new users to pay a fee, they would have kept their fan base & their popularity. Since they already make a lot of money on the ads within their app, they basically just shot themselves in the foot because they are now losing their faithful users and in turn, their rating has declined.
really exceptional
by Clypsedra on 2014/06/01 08:22
I am continually amazed at how well this thing can find songs. Even if its quiet or people are talking over the song, or it hears the last few seconds of something, this app hasn't failed me. It's now my number one way to find new music - every time some am g sounds good I will quickly capture it and most likely end up buying it later. The only two tiny things I think should be modified are the load time, which isn't a huge deal but can feel long when you're at the end of a song you want to shazam, and I wish the song previews in the app were as long as iTunes'. You start up the preview at the same time as iTunes' but it stops sooner, and opening iTunes takes forever. Previews is how I always know if I want to buy a song or not. Five stars, never deleting this app!!
Spam ads & screwy ID's
by sjhuz01 on 2014/12/10 02:33
For the most part Shazam has been great at what it's supposed to do: ID music. The 1-touch button is great for that... Unfortunately they decided to add a bunch of unnecessary junk to it. The thing that prompted me to write a review is banner ads that look just like the iOS (6) menubar of extra junk they've added to the real app. It takes you to a spammy malware site where "you've won a free iPod!" Either that or Obama wants to fix my mortgage. I might as well be using my laptop. Thanks Shazam - Don't you earn enough from affiliate sales & TV deals to protect your users from that garbage? Also several screwy song IDs lately, though I don't recall specifics. Was enough to make me give up & Google lyrics instead. Not interested in what's "trending," and I don't need you to tell me what show or movie I'm watching - I'M ALREADY WATCHING IT. Focus on telling me the music playing right then, not a list of everything in a 2hr movie I have to sift through. That's why your app is useful. Trim the bloat.
Excellent
by Lucas Boland on 2008/09/05 15:37
I'm very pleased with this product considering it's (currently) free. I agree with one of the previous posts that it's about 90% accurate depending on the music style. I listen to XM in the vehicle and it picked up MOST of the music. I tested in on the Bluegrass, Jazz, Latin, and World stations with mixed results. The bulk of the music it located quickly and accurately. Several songs it retrieved incorrect information but mostly just listed unable to locate. I even tested it in a few environments of low music volume and background noise with suprisingly accurate results. I'm very pleased with it overall and have recommended it to others already. Now the only thing it needs is to be able to allow the user to sing the song. I'm always remembering words and tunes but can't remember the artist. Unfortunately I'm not sure that there is any technology that can make up for my lack of tone.
Great have not had a song miss yet
by anschnaller on 2010/01/30 17:51
I mostly use it for songs on the radio. I have tag some songs of movies. The app surprised me when tagging from movies, even with people talkin in the movie it was able to pick up the background music. Most of my tags have been classic rock and have not have a miss. It crash on me once but i rebooted my iphone and have had no problems since. i am really happy with the app. i have not been charged for anything and remain to use the app for free. but i have read the user agreement and it does say they hod the right to charge u for the use of app. since it is already free i dont see the charging in the future. it also says in the app that if u make more than 477 tags in one month u get booted. i dont know y any one would do so many tags though. forgive me for my grammar have fun
Amazing
by Borg17of20 on 2008/07/13 21:56
I was definitely skeptical at first. These services never really seem to work…but this, this does. I haven’t tried singing into the microphone on the iPhone to see if it picks songs up that way, but from a speaker or just from the ambient surroundings, this is 100% accurate. The most amazing thing is, it even picked up a background song from a movie I was watching (21 – aprox. 58min. into the movie – the reggae music playing during the bar scene). The music was muted and barely audible over the ambient noise and dialogue of the characters, but this little app had no trouble identifying it as Estelle feat. Kardinal Official – Magnificent. Midomi, a similar app also available as a free download, did not return any results under the same test condition. Based on this and other tests, I’d have to say this is superior (at least, for now).
Works as described
by tun3luvr on 2008/09/21 23:03
I've tried Shazam on 10 songs so far, 2 on XM radio, 2 from a tv show, 3 from a movie, 2 from a cd and 1 from a tv commercial. The count is 8 of 10. It missed a song from a movie but it was in the background with dialog being spoken over the music and it missed the commercial, I'm not even sure it was a published song or written for the commercial, I was just goofing around with the app and thought I'd try. However, it did find an Oasis song from "Made of Honor" but when I tried to download it from iTunes I was told the song was unavailable. I was able to download Gold Digger which it found while playing on MTV. All in all a great app that will be very usefull for times a song comes on that you really want but can not identify. I can already see my iTune bill going up rapidly.
Shazam! Must have for Djs!
by SteveLock on 2015/02/08 20:28
Amazing app that I use it everyday! Very convenient whether your listening to the radio, watching tv, in the club, or anywhere music is playing. It's a MUST HAVE for Djs! I can't tell you how many times i've been in the club or at a show and really wanted to know the name of the song playing. (Possibly to incorporate it into one of my sets, or just to listen at home) It's also a great tool to help you discover music. I also really like how well the artist is promoted after Shazaming the song. My only negative experience is when shazam doesn't recognize the song. Which is understandable there's a lot of underground music out there. Just hope they are continuing to expand their database of songs aside from staying up to date with what's Hott today! Stephen LaCommare
Still Unable To Restore Upgrade Purchase Made On Another Device
by crichton007 on 2014/12/17 18:26
I bought the upgrade through this app to Shazam Encore but after getting a new iPhone and setting it up as new rather than restoring from a backup I am unable to restore the purchase. The app tells me there was an error and that’s all. I have contacted Shazam support more than once. It takes a long time for them to reply and when they do they ask me for information that I’ve already provided. When I provide it again they take a long time to reply again and as for even more information I’ve already provided previously. I’ve basically given up on using this app because they’ve got my money and won’t provide support. The bottom line is I recommend getting SoundHound over Shazam. Not just because Shazam won’t give me what I paid for but SoundHound even allows you create an account to save your tags. I know Shazam does this but they require that you authenticate through Facebook whereas SoundHound does not.
People, please !!!
by Gusn't on 2010/08/07 05:14
Every one is right, this app was great before the stupid update with a limit of 5 songs per month. First of all, read the reviews before updating !!! You would known in advance about the limit, then you would never updated !! Second, if you decided to update on your iPhone, do you know that u can still have the old version that is saved on your computer as long u dont make the update on the computer also ? I have had this app since its release, and i still have the old version because i was smart enough to figure this out. Next time, try that ! So simple... Now that i have all 3 iPhones, on all of them i had the old version of this app and it works just perfect !!! Hope this helps for future updated that aint worth doing ! 
Breath Taking
by Yosmel on 2008/07/13 22:02
This app is utterly breath taking. At first I was skeptical because most applications like this are klunky at best. This time was different. Being skeptical as I was I loaded up a random song from my Itunes library and played it at a very normal sound level (much lower than I would normally play it) and simply held the iphone in my hand while Shazam did its thing. Seeing how I had the music playing pretty softly and I didin't even raise my phone near the speakers (they're mounted on the wall) I was almost ready for it to show me some whacked result. It didin't. In less than 15 seconds Shazam listened to the song and gave me a result (albeit this was using Wi-Fi... if you use 3G the speeds should be no different) that was dead on spot. You the price (FREE!) you simply *cannot* beat this quality.
So Disappointing!
by kizziesings on 2010/06/14 08:25
I was so disappointed to get this message saying I am only allowed a maximum of FIVE tags a month. FIVE?? Are you kidding?? This has to be a joke. I've had this app as long as I've had the phone and it has been an utter delight to use. This was nearly heartbreaking. You're ploy to get me to upgrade was quite feeble and misguided. All you made me want to do is delete this app. If I can't use it, what's the point. I thought the perk of getting the paid app was more music, and other privileged options. Why would you take away the feature that the app was actually meant for?? That makes NO SENSE whatsoever. It's almost comical when you actually think about it. And then to read the reviews and see that it's apparently something you changed for the upgraded version also? Not good thinking on your part. I'm actually one of the pretty lenient app reviewers out there. I've never scored an app this badly before. Talk about destroying customer loyalty. Take away what you've already givens us. That's just stingy.
It's ok
by redemR on 2012/08/05 08:16
This app can't compete with soundhound. Soundhound has more reviews, higher ratings, it also supports live lyrics and song searching, as well as being able to sing, hum, or play a song to the mic with accurate results in 5-10 seconds! It will even detect your own music in your library and automatically show the lyrics in sync with where you are at in the song 95% of the time, and there are literally tens of thousands of songs that support live lyrics with more being added each second! Also, for all you people complaining about shazam crashing? How about you listen for once. Just delete the app, restart your phone/iPod touch, download the app, and restart again, this will fix 99 out of 100 apps, not just with shazam. So please, do yourself, and the shazam people a favor, and submit a real review after you realize it was your stupidity, not their fault.
How things have changed for the worse! It disappoints and waste of your time!
by Mr-macgee on 2012/10/27 13:06
How things have changed for the bad! This app has been a waste of my time. Version 5.0.8 I have been so frustrated lately trying to use this app, I use to love it. When I try to find a song that I hear and would use Shazam to help me identify it but most of the time Shazam can't find it, it much worse now than it use to be; I have no reason why. Another huge gripe is lately if I hear a song on the tv and try to use shazam it gives a whole list of songs from the program or movie instead of the single song I'm listening to. I have no idea which one it is and I will have to spend a lot of time just trying identify which it is by playing & listening each one in iTunes. Usually the song I want isn't even listed, the list of songs given to me by Shazam associated with the movie or show is completely false. What a waste of time and I feel stupid having wasted the time scanning through all the stupid songs not related to the show but you have idea until you get to the end bottom of the list in hopes that's the one. It fails me now about 80% of the time and takes a lot of my time trying in hope if finding a song. I must admit I do like music that is not the top 20 pop songs but more intentional and alternative music but my taste has not changed. Shazam use to be much better 2 yrs ago. They really screwed Shazam up.
Classic but without Classical
by sharksfin on 2009/01/10 02:01
This is a great app to use with friends although you lose the feeling of being the resident music expert when you have to use the app. I really shouldn't complain because this is a free app that works extremely well for modern music. Unfortunately for classical music it's not very good. Pieces are often long and if you miss the introduction or you're simply not able to stay in your car or stay listening until the composition is over, it can be tough to ever hear that piece again. I think classical music is the hardest to identify which is why I hoped this would do that. Otherwise you're likely to hear music like Beyonce telling you to put a ring on it over and over and eventually you'll figure that out without an app.
Did it past the test...not quite - it didn't recognize me!
by j30journey on 2009/03/19 23:47
So my husband is introducing me to the many wonders of the iPhone - justifying his need to keep the toy claiming it's a tool. We've been out house hunting, and find new things all the time to amuse ourselves as we drive from place to place. Being a musician myself, Shazam is certainly one of them. We made a game out of playing 'Name that Tune', and Shazam helped make that possible! A song would come on and my husband, who claims to know the title of every song, would shout it out. Granted a lot of times he was right, but Shazam certainly let him know when he was wrong. It didn't recognize my voice when I sang into it, but upon further review, it's part of their disclaimer that it's only recorded music. Lots of fun, and great for when you just can't remember the name of the song!
incredible!
by shentzu on 2008/07/13 22:00
i didn't even think this could be possible, in fact i was telling my wife just last week that recording song snippits to search for them was the one thing i wanted google to get to work on. well someone beat google to the punch! thank you shazam! the only downside i see is that the link to itunes doesn't always work, but since it saves the "tags" for later if you need them, not a major issue. still, a lot impulse buys to be had there. i am still blown away by this app. and yes, it is even free. Apple should be paying them for songs bought after linking this app, i know it would have bought me several in the past, and i am sure it will in the future. 6 stars people. this one goes to six.
Can't decide between Shazam or Midomi
by halwaterman on 2009/02/23 21:02
I have them both right now, but don't like having 'duplicate' apps cluttering up my space. Eventually one will win out, but right now, they are sharing space. Shazam has a much bigger catalogue so it can find a lot of obscure stuff. This is where Midomi fails. However, Midomi can search by more than just holding up the phone to a speaker, currently the only wat Shazam can search. With Midomi, you can do a type search, you can even sing or hum in to the phone! I have tried this several times, and I'll tell ya, it's hit or miss. Sometimes it nails it, other times it comes up with too many results, and other times it comes up with nothing. This is an awesome feature and needs to be perfected. If Midomi expands their music catalogue, they will win. If Shazam adds the search by voice feature, they will win. Let the competition begin!
This App is Perfection!
by McFlyMan007 on 2014/12/16 02:05
Shazam does what it's meant to do to the max! The options to share the music you tag is glorious and the option to have it run in the background is brilliant! I enjoy this app not just because of the well thought out layout and service it provides, I enjoy it because it gives me happiness in the long-term, by allowing me to listen to the songs I love that I've been searching for but don't know the name. I recommend this to everyone who's in the position of not knowing the name of a song that's playing. Just "shazam it you'll get the name in less than 2 seconds." And it's true! It's so fast and determining now it blows me away, it's even the reason why I wrote this review was because of how much I liked it's speed <3
Perfection redefined
by aryayush on 2008/07/26 12:10
This is just plain perfect. It's an application that you assume would screw up every once in a while and are ready to pardon even if it works half a well as advertised. And yet, it works just as well as advertised. It has recognised every song I've thrown at it from every source I could think of. There hadn't been even one failed try --not even one. You don't even need it to listen to the lyrics, it works just fine even if all you have is the music part. I'm in awe! It also works with Hindi songs from India -- every single one of them. I'd been contemplating giving it four stars because I always believe there's room for improvement. But not here, this one deserves five stars and then some. Grab it without a second thought.
Shazam
by handsup68 on 2008/10/24 20:41
I thought the app was great. I was truly amazed at its ability to identify songs. I was able to stump it a few times. My friend had a latin song that stumped it, but just about every pop, rock, or country song it got. I'd say its about 98% accurate which is pretty good for a free app. Now here's what I found odd: One day I'm on my way home, flipping through my XM channels to see if I could stump it. After I tagged 5 songs in a row, it "crashed" my phone. None of the buttons would respond. I thought I was going to have to take it in for service. I let it sit overnight to see if it would "work itself out." It didn't. I was finally able to turn the phone off, then back on. After a bit, all seemed right and the phone appears to be working OK now. I guess my advice would be: don't try to overwhelm it.
Can't beat this app!
by Geezuskereist on 2009/07/21 19:01
Simply put, this app will amaze you! I was definitely skeptical when I downloaded it and proceded to put it to the test. I have over 7000 songs on my hard drive and i tested it on easy stuff from the Beatles to hard stuff like folk artists singing Colombian music and it never missed a one. I tested on the music channels from sat tv and it picked the right artists and songs each time even when it was foriegn. I've only had it not be able to find the song once and that was a Mexican song. I've even tried it on the radio in a van and it cut through all the ambient noise to give me the right info. Unfortunately I haven't yet had a practical reason to use it but I know I can count on it when I do Great app. Great price. Can't go wrong!
Issue need to be resolved
by LBushnaq on 2013/11/16 15:21
I find this application incredible yet there is one thing that makes the application hard to use and it is needed to be resolved in my opinion in the closest time possible. This issue that I have with this application is that it is hard to record sometimes having to wait almost 30 seconds in order for the app to recognize the song. Moreover, the app will become perfect if you just add a button on the application to stop the recording but still it can recognize the song being recorded in the time that users determine not following a certain time period thank you a lot and i would appreciate it if you follow my advice and add the button that allows you to stop the recording whenever users want and i would appreciate it if you do
Have to be smarter than the phone.
by jearod on 2008/08/10 03:35
This app is absolutely amazing. I have had it for a while now and I use it all the time to tag songs i hear that I want to download later, not so much trying to figure out what a song is. After probably 50 uses, I would say it couldn't identify a song 4 or 5 times (but think of the DB of analyzed songs this app has to go through!). Also, if you're not getting the results you want out of this app...you're probably listening to crap. j/k but if you look closely on the "iPhone settings", there is a "shazam" tab and you can max out the record length (i think it is 15 seconds) and I would imagine that would make your results more accurate. I love this app, think its the best one I have found so far.
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shazam is the best way to identify music and TV around you. Tap the shazam button to instantly identify, explore, buy and share. Turn on auto shazam and we’ll keep finding music and TV even when you leave the app. check out trending sounds from all around the world, and get new content daily from your favourite Shazamed artists. Once you shazam music, you can easily: • preview and buy tracks on itunes • Sing along to the beat with real time lyrics • Watch music videos on YouTube • share your discoveries on facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, Google+ and Pinterest • listen to your shazams in rdio, Beats music, spotify, Deezer or Google Play All Access (where available) • Connect to spotify / rdio to play full tracks in shazam and add your shazams to spotify / rdio playlists • Start an itunes radio station based on tracks you've Shazamed (where available) • See song recommendations from others like you You can also use shazam with TV: • shazam your favorite TV shows for the cast, soundtracks, and more • shazam ads to watch again, share with friends, or get special offers Want even more? • Turn on auto shazam, and the app will continuously identify music and TV, while respecting your battery life and privacy • Go to shazam.com to see your entire shazam history; sign in to facebook to get started • check out News to discover great new videos, updates and more, from artists and TV shows you’ve Shazamed; plus see what your friends are Shazaming • Pulse has real-time top charts showing you what’s being Shazamed right now • Explore shows you what’s trending around the world and zoom in for local chart knowledge • Book concert tickets for artists you’ve Shazamed Use shazam as much as you like – it’s unlimited. Don’t want the advertising – upgrade to shazam Encore Notes: • Previewing and buying music requires the itunes music store in your country. Previews are courtesy of itunes. • Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life. • lyrics and LyricPlay™ available: US, CA, UK, FR, IT, DE, ES, AU, NZ
Muy buena
by Gustavolock on 2015/03/28 08:25
Una de las mejores apps
Favorite app
by Ryansb71 on 2015/03/27 22:15
I absolutely love this app it saves my life lol
Awesome App
by Gobama85 on 2015/03/27 21:08
Amazing recognition capabilities. Love this app.
Handy
by Zo_damron on 2015/03/27 20:41
This app is nice!!
Works great!
by Sudoku fiend 111 on 2015/03/27 20:16
I love being able to hear a song and love it, buy it, and then listen to it wherever I want immediately. Instant gratification in the 21st century! Woot!
Love
by Editoanager on 2015/03/27 19:42
Love this app so much better than the others!
None
by Bigmoe50 on 2015/03/27 19:36
Really cool app
Handy Music Award!!!
by Juancho1984 on 2015/03/27 19:00
Not just recognizes music, TV shows, and movies; also make great and awesome world wide music tracking!! You can know what they like most at Lima - Perú, Ibiza - España, Bogota-Colombia, etc!!! I love the information features, albums, years, videos covers, so wonderful app!!!
Great ap to get songs you don't know
by Brawlicben on 2015/03/27 17:28
This ap is very responsive to recognizing songs you don't know. It has a bunch of extra features like most viewed songs and you could buy music from iTunes. Love this ap!
Still have problems auto adding to Spotify
by Lefty_86 on 2015/03/27 17:21
It's been a couple of months and I still can not add to Spotify without it erroring out after one or two tags. Please, please fix this.
Shazam is ruined
by Mike Richardson on 2015/03/27 15:02
Recognizing TV shows and movies has completely ruined the app. I had to try 5 times to get it to recognize a song - because the first 4 it told me what show I was watching - WHICH I ALREADY KNOW.
Yay!
by Blndebarbie88 on 2015/03/27 12:31
Love this app!
The best
by Snapfanatic on 2015/03/27 05:36
This is my favorite app, bar none, and has been for years. It just gets better and better!
Unbelievable
by 99landsurveyor99 on 2015/03/27 04:38
Amazing!
Deserves more
by Nobonk on 2015/03/27 04:11
It deserves hire but now the app has to "load shazams" every once in a while and I always miss the song im trying to get
Bee zee
by Blaire Beezy on 2015/03/27 03:41
I looooove it! It makes me laugh when my mexican boyfriend talks when i try to shazaam a song and the name of the song is right but the artist comes back as "remixed by dj (insert mexican name)" lol. I wonder if this this the same for everyone else? Lol 👨😂😂
Must Download
by Treavon on 2015/03/27 03:09
This app is perfect 🔥 find out what any song is in less than 30 seconds 👌💯
Shazam
by Assassin213irkle on 2015/03/26 23:03
It work's great, and so easy to use!!!
Great App
by Nelbie90 on 2015/03/26 23:02
So far no weirdness with ads but it's pretty good identifying some songs on my old CDs from 15 years ago that I made.
Does what you expect it to.
by PoopOnU on 2015/03/26 22:26
Works great every time. What else matters?
Shazamm
by JuanitoJ on 2015/03/26 18:43
Love my shazamm
Classic Rock titles at my fingertips
by Ctrackright on 2015/03/26 16:28
I totally love classic rock, but (even though I'm the right age), I didn't listen to it that much growing up. It's great for my aging brain to have title and artist at the touch of a button (instead of having to listen to a few of the lyrics and then play the Google game). Thanks, Shazam!
Best recognition ever...
by UMAppleMan on 2015/03/26 16:07
Have been using this app for a few years, so to my surprise today I open the app for a piece of music being played behind voices on a TV show, and the response was perfect and faster than I expected. Was so amazed that when the app asked for the review, I decided to do it. This is the best audio recognition app available.
Flawless, well almost.
by Salserin on 2015/03/26 15:42
Every once in blue moon it does not recognize a song but, I noticed that if Shazam doesn't then no other app does either, and I tried the others.
Doesn't always work
by xoxodiane on 2015/03/26 15:06
This app used to work all the time no matter where I tried to find a song, but now the app can barely do it. All it does is "listen", loads for way to long and crashes. Wish I hadn't done the update
Nice
by SgnatnG gnat baths on 2015/03/26 14:12
Fixed issue of pausing music. Back to 5 stars!! Please add a choice to quickly delete last tagged song without going into tags, in case of a mistake.
I think u should make an app that recognizes pics
by AudiR8sarecool on 2015/03/26 13:39
I really think it would be very cool if you made an app that recognizes what the thing in the picture is. Like if you took a picture of a lava lamp it would recognize it.
Shazam
by apaulaccs on 2015/03/26 13:37
Great!!!!!
Love it
by Sweet Mean Girl on 2015/03/26 09:44
Love it and great app!!
I LOVE IT!
by pirikupas on 2015/03/26 04:46
❤️
Love love this app.
by Mweedon on 2015/03/26 03:29
Best app ever. It helps me find titles to music and the artist. Gives you lyrics, no more question about what was said in a song I like. It holds onto music that I have looked up, so I am never obligated to down load at that very moment. Used this app on kindle fire tablet and it works beautifully. Never had problem with app.
Very helpful!!!
by AlexandriaParkerRowland on 2015/03/26 01:39
Love this app
Comes in handy!
by Ummitsladyj on 2015/03/26 01:22
I loveeee music. I have a TON of songs on my phone. Thanks to Shazam. I love how most songs are connected to iTunes. Whenever I'm driving and have radio on and hear a song I like but didn't catch title or artist, I quickly press Shazam and get it since I'm not safely able to listen, focus on road and type in the info on my phone all at once. This app is the shiz.
Amazing
by Doom$hredder99 on 2015/03/25 22:27
This is truly an amazing app
Best Music App
by kreated_lovely on 2015/03/25 22:06
The best app I've ever used and very convenient when I'm in a place when I want to know who an artist is but there are no radio announcers telling us who the artist is.
Great
by Yay for life on 2015/03/25 17:55
Great it app!! I can figure out what the songs are and shazam helped me out!!
Don't know what I'd do without it
by Pardy boy on 2015/03/25 17:21
Best app on the market!!
Worthless
by Pookamoose on 2015/03/25 15:59
I used to love this app, but lately when I try to identify songs from TV the app tells me what the program is instead of the song. The app is now next to worthless.
Shazam
by SadThatIUpgraded on 2015/03/25 15:31
It's wonderful!
The best of its kind
by Mcklane14 on 2015/03/25 14:45
Awesome app, always do the job
Nice
by Faithh💋 on 2015/03/25 13:59
V nice
SO GOOD!!
by josirose on 2015/03/25 11:18
LOVE this app it's awesome! Knew what a song was in a busy noisy restaurant with indistinct low background music, on a pretty lousy 3G connection!!! Fan for life
It's great app
by Hisham Rh on 2015/03/25 04:40
Very useful and easy to use
Does exactly what I need it for.
by Sunkistfresh on 2015/03/25 04:12
I love this app. Finds everything I need and also works with Siri.
It's like a miracle
by Ronman63 on 2015/03/25 02:42
I've had this app for years now, and it's recognition ability seems to get faster and faster. Almost instantaneous sometimes. And it saves me the hassle of having to remember pieces of lyrics so that I google them later in the hopes of finding the song. It's really just amazing. My favorite app, all time.
Intrusive
by Warrior Pitbull on 2015/03/24 22:56
Too many updates. I don't use this app much because rarely do I forget the name of a song. However, of all the apps on my device, this one updates the most. The most recent update didn't even give info on what was new in the update.
ShazAwesome
by Dance lover 2468 on 2015/03/24 22:16
Quick and perfect for for when you need to know the name of a song fast! A great app to have!
New update still giving wrong information
by Binnytheball on 2015/03/24 22:09
I would really like this app but it almost always gives me incorrect information on when I song was released. Blondie' "Call Me" Shazam says released 2005, no 1980; Marvin Gaye's "sexual healing" Shazam says released 1988, no1980. This error happens with almost any song that isn't a new pop song. Incorrect information is worse than no information.
👏👏🙌
by Leem on 2015/03/24 19:26
The Best !
Great App.. But,
by Dynastee203 on 2015/03/24 18:29
It's a really great app but some songs aren't recognized. Shazam should get involved with more new genres. Overall recommended!!!
Great !!!
by Fernando - David on 2015/03/24 15:24
Great app !!! It can find any songs when I need (y)
Not recognizing Spotify
by LikeNoLike on 2015/03/24 12:46
Please fix. I click "listen in Spotify" and it gives me a popup to join Spotify. I already have Spotify (premium). Iphone 6, iOS 8. Used to work a few months ago.
good good
by Fargokw on 2015/03/24 12:18
good good
Great app. Just 2 problems
by cubsbearshawksbulls on 2015/03/24 11:33
So let me say firstly, I love this app. But one of the 2 problems is that I liked it when the shaman button was in the middle of the screen rather than the top. The other problem is that auto shaman does not work. I think if you update Thea things, the app will be much better and more successful. Thanks. Hope you actually listen and aren't like all the other apps where you just completely ignore everyone.
It's good
by MoDy_9797 on 2015/03/24 10:09
But needs to find out arabic middle eastern songs.
Business Owner
by Bub's Pub on 2015/03/24 06:24
Love this program.. Fast, reliable, easy to use and most importantly have never had an issue with it identifying the wrong song!
Great app
by Chriis_M on 2015/03/24 06:18
Love the app. It still seems a little slow. Also I'd love it the app icon was changed to the avi you have on your Twitter
Really good software
by Yuval:422357;;5 on 2015/03/24 05:31
It is the best software I have ever seen for those kind of stuff
Amazing
by Seandre9000 on 2015/03/24 02:33
Technology is ridiculous.
Crashes every time
by mashmush on 2015/03/24 02:24
It doesn't work
Amigable
by zero_culk on 2015/03/24 02:16
Es una App amigable, fácil de usar, solo que algunas canciones de ciertos países no las encuentra y seria bueno que adicionen el descubrimiento de canciones cristianas.
LOVE IT
by HLove10 on 2015/03/24 01:36
I'm so clueless on songs titles and this app comes in handy when I'm searching for a favorite song!! Glad I was introduced to this awesome app!!
Still good but newer features are too much
by HAMMERoftheGODS on 2015/03/24 00:30
I've used Shazam for years and it's still a handy tool but I really hate the way it's been transformed into a social media app. It was so much better when you would just use it to ID a song. I get so annoyed when I try to ID a song in a commercial and it instead tells me what program I'm watching. I don't need it to do that. EVER! I know what I'm watching. And most of the time when it does that, that particular song isn't listed in the 'music from this program' spot so it's just a waste of time. Stop with that whole multimedia crap and just tell me what the song is. Period. A great app that suddenly tries to do too much is disappointing because it loses sight of the things that made it great to begin with.
Love
by Pennym888 on 2015/03/23 23:43
Great app!
Never miss a Beat!
by Shpippy on 2015/03/23 23:37
Amazing technology - works like pure magic!
Bugs
by Anthonyyfe on 2015/03/23 21:28
Sometimes the 'auto' feature doesn't stay on when I leave the app.
Works perfectly, very satisfying
by Takis8eos on 2015/03/23 20:40
Shazam works perfectly and recognizes all the soundtracks in multiple languages and even though the volume may be low or there may background noises, shazam manages to operate without flaws
Can’t delete tags
by jules771 on 2015/03/23 20:30
Cannot delete tags, functionality worked with previous version. App is just basically adware at this point….
Shazam is MAJ
by @StateoftheA_R_T on 2015/03/23 19:01
I've been using Shazam to answer all my music inquiries. If you're ever in doubt who's song that is playing just press the Shazam button.
Ok not that great and recognizing songs
by vyakkund on 2015/03/23 17:49
Works ok at detecting songs if you put your phone directly in front of the radio but in a store where you hear music playing keeps saying that it can't determine the song. Pretty lousy for an app that keeps boasting about how amazing it is.
Nice
by Anna Gage on 2015/03/23 14:25
Fast and super easy
Good app
by Jaimechunga on 2015/03/23 13:18
Good app
Shamazing.
by M. Sheezy on 2015/03/23 12:41
Title says it all.
bae
by Teeronn on 2015/03/23 12:22
asf😴💘
Perfect app
by 86k5 on 2015/03/23 09:51
Perfect app
Garbage
by Curlyfries308 on 2015/03/23 04:33
I guess it's good if you want to know what that new pop song is but this has failed me every time I wanted to know what something obscure is.
Amazing
by 12344677 on 2015/03/23 02:33
It's fast and can gives you even the history of the songs that it recorded
Very handy
by Hendrixpeej on 2015/03/23 01:03
Very useful app
Great app
by Herbert Walker on 2015/03/23 00:29
Can't go wrong wish shazam.
crashes
by TDC0430 on 2015/03/22 22:58
when playing videos
Love this App
by Triko415 on 2015/03/22 22:12
Best way to identify random songs!!! 😜 hahaha
Pretty good I guess but Bring back launching spotify when it finds a song'nn
by Whatnah78 on 2015/03/22 20:47
I love this! But now that it doesn't open spotify anymore when it finds a song and now there's beats music. This made it go down by 2 stars BRING BACK SPOTIFY!!!!
Love it!
by Sueinsoutport on 2015/03/22 20:02
Driving through Whiteville, North Carolina. Listening to 89.9. All oldies. All the time. Know most of the songs. Shazam helps out with the artists when we're stumped. Great App!! Thanks.
Love
by Amandashayexo on 2015/03/22 20:00
Gets the name of the song in the matter of seconds, can also figure out the song from a distance & while people are talking. Love it
Awesome
by Farmboy14 on 2015/03/22 19:43
Best app for knowing what a song is. Keep up the good work!
Works Great
by Redhead97 on 2015/03/22 18:52
I received a CD of music from a friend that didn't have a playlist. Using Shazam I easily. Also use it when I just can't remember a song name. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!
I love this app.
by Purplemake on 2015/03/22 18:12
This app is wonderful.
FIND YOUR SONGS
by bugabooh16 on 2015/03/22 15:15
This is the best app ever!!!! You don't know who is singing a song on the radio just SHAZAM IT! Never fails SHAZAM gives you every song you are trying to figure out. Love it!!!!
Love it
by Elpajarolibre on 2015/03/22 06:04
It catches even my Spanish music !)
It's just magic
by GTXLow on 2015/03/22 04:34
That's all I have to say
Maycraks
by Maycraks on 2015/03/22 03:13
Excelente
Muy buena
by Bocay on 2015/03/22 02:10
Me gusta es rápida y siempre identifica la canción.
Excelente aplicación
by Serrao on 2015/03/22 01:31
La recomiendo es muy buena para saber que música esta sonando
Can't do without it!!
by $ ANT $ on 2015/03/21 23:56
It's a very good app for older persons....
its iight 😌😁
by i💓Taliajoy🙏 on 2015/03/21 22:04
well yea i kinda like this app becuse it gives you all songs and names of it & i hate the ads so stop that please 🙅🙅
Used to be good, now worthless
by Yorktown87 on 2015/03/21 20:40
Tried to shazam song by Alabama shakes on TV for convenience to buy it later. Shazam kept giving me the stupid tv show title and didn't give me song and furthermore gave me the completely WRONG "music from the show". Why can't the app just listen to the song and look it up anymore? now bc of shazam gorging itself on monetization strategies to try to get into TV and everything else it has ruined its core product.
LOVE THIS APP
by Baconman199 on 2015/03/21 20:14
I love this app it's knows every song including dubstep song it's awesome
What happened to you?
by A Lil' Birdie on 2015/03/21 19:27
What happened Shazaam? I liked you back when all you did was Shazaam a song and tell me who sang it and kept that list and gave me an option to buy from iTunes. Now I open the app and all this crap hits me. I can't tell where the button is to Shazaam the song!!! I'm in a hurry here it could be the tail end of the song I want to know who sings it now. This app was great when it started out but it's evolved into crap. It sold out so to speak. I'm gonna delete it.
Good
by Ghgry on 2015/03/21 18:37
Good
Gets worse w/ each update
by Fuegotaino on 2014/05/29 12:11
I paid $5 for this app a few years ago..so why is it that I'm seeing advertisements disguised as "trending now" pop up while I wait for it to listen to a song? Maybe because this app has turned into just another promotion-heavy interface that connects you to either a site full of ads (FB, Ytube, etc) or a paying site (ie. iTunes). With each update they seem to slip in more and more ways to advertise just short of displaying a full time pop-up bar across the screen. What about the actual function of the app to match music? Well, unless you're listening to what's being burned into your ears by radio stations that don't seem to have much more than an hours worth of the same repetitive songs, you can expect to wait several seconds before it finds a match. And that's only if the song is an American song. In English. God forbid you ask it to match a Spanish song-even if it's been played out in the radio more than a Pit Bull remix. With satelite radio being almost the standard, I would expect this app to be able to tap into the vastness that is the internet to match a tune. Especially when I can manually look up the chorus in iTunes and find it's true title. I mean, the app's main ally is iTunes! Is it too much to ask that it comb through iTunes' database to match a song before telling me a match couldn't be found? I guess that's too much coding for a measely $5 app. ..or maybe they're too busy figuring out new ways to promote crap.
Excellent Application ***Works Very Well***
by RobertBody on 2009/04/29 21:42
This is an excellent, one of a kind application which works very well, and i can't give other than 5 stars, but... *Sometimes I only catch the last 5 seconds of a song, but Shazam keeps recording for the following 10more seconds, then cannot match. If i could press "STOP RECORDING" button to only have those 5 seconds, Shazam probably could find a match -- this could be the case for TV commercials, or in a movie theater when the song is only played for a few seconds, and I want to know that song... also the startup speed i talk about here: *The startup is slow which leads to missing a song at times. There is no need to have slow start, load within a second or 2, no need for graphics yet, download graphics interface after sending/receiving song data. *"Tag Now" button should be Way bigger, it should be twice as big, twice as wide *I would pay $1 for NO ADVERTISING, it only takes away from the feel *Excellent idea to keep a record of previous Tags in past days, weeks........ but don't load all that initially, that's a reason for increasingly-longer startups because there is more and more data to show.. but i do want to know what i looked up weeks ago, so load that only once i click "My Tags", just not on startup.
What a genius of an app!
by Xenopherus on 2009/09/08 22:14
WOW!! I'm in awe of how well this handy little app works. A few weeks ago I was at a bar and there was some old butt-rock song playing on the radio I hadn't heard in years. I sat there wishing I knew what the song and artist was. Toward the end of the song I remembered I had shazam on my iPhone. I fumbled through all the other apps and finally found it, struggled to get it working (it was the first time I ever used it) and finally got the phone to the speakers in the last few seconds before the song ended. I was certain there hadn't been enough time to tell what song it was, yet after a few short seconds of processing, it found the song! Today I was at work and wanted to know what song was playing. The store was noisy and I couldn't get the phone close to the speaker at all. Customers were around, so I kept having to put the phone down so I wouldn't look crazy. My manager finally appeared so I clicked the sleep button. I heard shazam "ding" but figured it meant I disrupted the search. Once I got home and checked, lo and behold, it found the song that had been playing! After only a few seconds nowhere near the speakers! And the app is free! FREE I TELLS YA!!!
It's the ish!
by Peter Piccolo on 2014/02/27 01:36
I love my music and it's even better hearing new music that you do not know any information about, and with the simplicity and elegant design of shazam it now is as easy as pressing one button and being able to know everything about a song!!! Can even see videos now!!! My only negative response and also my recommendation to the designers is to eliminate the glitching when the app is already been opened in the past and sometimes will glitch out and not ready any sound input basically the circle stays the same and doesn't register any noise!! The only way I have been able to fix this is to close the shazam app from multi tasking and reopen the app basically just to close and reopen the app and them the song can be found and the circle responds to sound input and is able to work again!! Please designers of this app please find a solution to this it happens daily and is such a pain is the arse and sometimes causes me to miss out on that song and not have enough time to close reopen and ultimately use the all efficiently enough to capture the information on a song that I hear that I want to know the name of!!!
Good app until auto feature jacked my phone
by Fallen Tree on 2014/10/12 06:18
Everyone else will tell you about the good to this app. But since their new update with the stupid auto feature, I don't trust having this crap on my phone. I used it for one song, and then a red bar keeps flashing at the top of my screen telling me that shazam is constantly listening. Nice auto feature. Didn't even have to turn it on. It put that part on auto too. It also took the concern of having to shut off the auto feature in app by automatically not allowing me to do that either. Keeps popping up a connectivity error randomly every time I switch it off. Convenient. Also won't let me turn off banner notifications in my settings anymore, which used to be off. Turns out it was too much work for me to not have to worry about my privacy or security before, so now shazam kindly auto fixed that too by what I can only assume is a virus now implanted in my phone with the last update. Whatever virus or bug that came with this new update isn't anything I'm going to worry about. So app deleted. I guess I'll have to go about things the old fashioned way when I don't know a song..... Like grand pappy did back in the good ol days of horse and buggy, and rotary phones. I'll have to google it. Or maybe just ask the person next to me.
This is amazing
by ChapinRat on 2009/02/16 23:03
I'm just floored. Example: I'm sitting in a coffee shop this morning and I hear a song that sounds pretty cool, but I have no idea who's playing so I go to Shazam. It does its thing and tags the song without missing a beat, and I didn't even move from my seat to find a speaker or anything. I just tapped "tag now." Then I bought the song. (I hope some of the record companies are helping the creators cover any costs because it's going to make them lots of money.) Previously, I'd used Shazam to finally name some of the songs I've had unlabeled on my iPod that came on friends' mixed discs or what have you. I didn't know all of the names, so I played the song, hit "tag now" and got all the info to type into iTunes so that my catalogue is completely devoid of nameless songs now. The program was only unable to recognize two of the 60 songs. Both were house-techno mixes (like I said, friends' junk, not mine :-P) that actually don't appear on any record that I know of. Impressive. Seriously, this is amazing. Match this up with Genius and you're going to be exposed to tons of new music in no time. So much fun.
To Date, Free for US Customers...Works in Department Stores
by Reese the Law Girl on 2008/10/14 18:51
This app is amazing. I've had it since July when I bought my iPhone 3G. It picks up about 90% of the songs I throw at it and these are not all popular songs. Some are pretty obscure. Also, I just used the app in a department store for the first time and it picked up the song no problems. I admit that there wasn't a lot of noise in the store (like at Walmart or Target), but still it did pick up the song even though the source volume was pretty high up in the ceiling. I have used this app in the car, at home watching television, in the movies, everywhere. I've also tried Midomi, but Shazam has produced waayyy better results. Also, I don't know about European users, but I just want it to be clear that in the US this app is totally FREE! There is no subscription fee, service charge, etc. to use this app if you are a US customer. Again, I've had it since July and I have NEVER been charged. I can't predict what the future will bring, but I just want to make it clear that, as of right now, the app is totally free to use for US customers.
No Fees According to Shazam, True!
by J Stizzle on 2008/10/13 14:59
This was Shazam's Response to the question "Does Shazam Charge you Anything for Their Service?" Thanks for writing in to ask for clarification. The application is free and Shazam is not charging you anything for using this version of our service, so don't hold-back from using it! Unfortunately there seems to be a few, ill-informed, reviews circulating at the moment that Shazam will start charging you. While we do charge for our UK 2580 and Wap service, the iPhone application is free to download and use. With respect to our applications in the future, we'll communicate with you regarding upgrades or new application versions via the App store itself - you'll get little indicators for upgrades, so don't ignore them. We will look to enhance the application and continue to bring our new features, and, we may need to upgrade the application in order to continue to support the free version, as it does cost us considerably to provide the service. Keep posted but don't worry, we're not going to abruptly shut-down your Shazam.
Great, use daily
by HBSteve on 2009/12/13 18:52
Omg some of these reviewers are idiots. No it does not charge your AT&T accnt. Yes it's free. Works great 95% time even offline (how I use while driving) and submits when you have Internet. Great for those who want to know what that song on the radio or tv is. Only suggestions could be press middle to start tag press again to stop since may hear a commercial or something with music and just want to catch short clip. And for offline clips some reason after failed attemps they sometimes get removed - please fix. --------- Have not seen limit others talk about perhaps they just added but my prob is everytime update or restore iPhone even with everything synced all tagged files are lost. So kinda got tired of tagging just to lose them in few days so this alone would keep me from buying full version so add sync/email tagged song info once recognized so we don't Lise them and would be simple easy fix and make much better. I also agree with others about price - since you make your money on music sales as well 1.99 should be top price for full ver. $5 just isn't worth it
I ❤️ Shazam!!!! I ❤️ Shazam!!!
by Bella4ever886 on 2015/01/06 19:33
Omg!! Shazam is so amazing!!!! When I first found out about "Shazam", through friends, I couldn't believe that there was finally an app that could help inform you on any new songs that you hear on the radio, and you just love, love that song playing on the radio and you have to know the name of the song and the name of the singer!! But b4 Shazam, it was very difficult and aggregating to either be lucky enough to be informed of the song title of the song they just played on the radio (that rarely happened!) or you had to do some major "research" and a lot of pre-listening in order for you to get that new song u love!!! But now that Shazam has been created, all you have to do when you hear a new song that you really love just tap "SHAZAM" while song is playing and tada you know the correct title of song and the correct artist!!! And Shazam is FAST! I just tap Shazam while hearing a particular song and in a matter of SECONDS shazam displays the name of song and the singer!!! Shazam rocks!!! Thank you!
Ah, wonderful technology.
by Kickimus Buttus on 2008/07/15 23:15
There have been so many occasions in my life that I have heard an amazing song at a rave, dance, or on the radio, and was left with only a memory of the song's tune. The progression of time inevitably renders any possibility of finding said song completely useless, and I am left with the feeling of being an utter failure. So frequently have I scrambled to find a pencil and a writing surface in an attempt to scribble down song lyrics as I hear them, only to find that my perception of the words being said were horribly incorrect. Things like this can ruin a person's day - knowing that an opportunity to find a potential favorite song was lost due to being unprepared. Well, never again! In under five taps of a thumb and 10-30 seconds, I can find the title of practically any song, with the only exceptions being world premiers or obscure homemade remixes. The speed of this service, along with the search accuracy and no price, make this a must-have for anyone looking to improve their music library. Absolutely amazing, 5/5
Best App in the App Store!
by danthecomputerman on 2009/03/26 03:35
At first when I got this app, I was very surprised at how well it can recognize a song, and I'm still very impressed! I really like the fact that you can even have it listen to a song, then get all the info when you have either an EDGE, 3G, or Wi-Fi connection. So now, if I hear a song on the radio or any other source, even if I don't have a Wi-Fi connection, I can just plug in the Apple headphones with remote and mic into my iPod Touch, and then just put it up to the audio source and have it listen to the song. Then, when I connect to a Wi-Fi connection, I can have Shazam get info for songs that it has previously listened to! Also, Shazam can also keep a history of songs it has previously listened to and tagged, so then you can know the name of the song so you can download it for later. The ability to download the song from iTunes and other places is very nice! I also like the fact that you can do all of this for free! This app has not even crashed on my iPod Touch yet! Great job Shazam!
Looks like everyones now unhappy
by Happy Guy without the app on 2010/08/10 06:24
I don't understand why the makers have to be greedy. The world has enough things to get angry about. The makers are just adding themselves to the list. Why? Do you think that people will just stop giving food to the homeless and start charging them $5.00 for something that has always been free. How do you think they would react. Then how do you think they would react if they walked all the way from their shelter for this free food every day for a couple of years because they were promised it would be there since they had been coming for so long and had a list of food they always picked up and then all of the sudden the food bank wouldn't give them what they said they would anymore when they got there. They would starve. I believe this app is doing this to all they're loyal customers. You don't promiss a homeless person free food and then charge them and take everything back you gave them in the past and charge them for it. It's just not right! That's cold! Burrrr.... The homeless would starve in the winter from no warm soup bc of you people! How awful! R.I.P. Shazam once a great free app now a greedy expensive dark app that lost all it's loyal customers and stole their money like candy from a baby.
Read this is you LOVE music!!!
by Ana_22 on 2011/07/09 06:01
I will admit to being a self proclaimed music freak. My iPod is filled with music from Frank Sinatra to Daft Punk. I will listen to just about anything as long as I like the way it sounds. Music to me is an experience, a private moment of bliss, a part of someone's soul- a piece of them to the very core of their being. This app saves my life on a daily basis. I can be listening to the radio and a song I have never heard pops on and rather than having to try to weed out the song title from the lyrics or hope the radio host will tell me what song it is for at least the artist (which they rarely do anymore!) I can pull this app up and let it listen to the song for about 10 seconds and BAM! there is the song I was looking for- title, artist, album, and then it gives me a button to press to take me to iTunes to buy it. So, if you love your music and often have the problem of trying to figure out what a certain song is- get this app! It is truly amazing!!! :D
Used to use this, deleting it now....
by Skeptical345 on 2010/02/10 18:38
I found Shazam when it first came out, encouraged friends, family and coworkers to get it and use it. It worked as advertised, in the last few months however it seemed to be missing more songs than ever. Now the upgrade will only do 5 songs a month!? I regret doing the upgrade, even though the quality of the tagging seems to have gone down in recent months. I can understand offering a "better" or more featured version for a higher price. But the company actually removed functionality from their existing users and then offered to allow them to pay for functionality they used to have. Shazam has benefitted from Apple including their software on TV ads, they have gotten very good buzz for a cool "got to have it" app. Now the company has really blown it. I will use Time Machine to return to the previous version and warn everyone else to not upgrade to this newer, "better" version. The greed of some companies is amazing, rather than doing a cost/buying calculus that says a .99 cent app will sell 1 million copies they figure a $5.00 app will sell 2,000 copies, somehow that will make them more money.
Works great, but...
by Hockey jack 71 on 2013/02/22 20:20
I have had the paid app for years and find that, in general, this app works great. It is extremely rare that it cannot identify a song, even in loud environments where the music is in the background. I have two complaints that they should address: 1) we used to be able to sort tags by song (or artist). Now you don't have ANY sort option. I will often tag the same song several times (oftentimes just to see the lyrics during the song) and end up with lots of duplicate tags. My other complaint is about the lyrics. Please don't show a lyrics option after I've tagged a song if you don't have them in the database. The tag options below the album cover are not the same for all songs, so obviously not every song has the same options, but the lyrics option is always there, regardless of whether or not they are available. How hard could that be to program these two things? I would change my rating to 5 stars if they could fix these two frustrating things.
Great app
by acolddayinhoth on 2010/01/26 21:23
It's really useful, especially when seeing shows like CSI, since they use songs in every episode. The only thing I have a problem with, is the fact that the splash screen stays on too long. Many times, because of how long it takes, I'm not able to identify a song. Other than that, it's five stars for me. And it isn't 5 tags a month if you own a previous version of Shazam. I you're new to shazam, then yes, it is 5 songs tagged a month. I use both Shazam and Midomi, and well, suffice to say they both work the same, for me at least. As long as you don't make a lot of noise while tagging, theyll both identify the song correctly. So either or, for me. They're both good songs identifiers, however what's good about Midomi, is that it can identify a song a lot quicker than Shazam, and Shazam is free, I'm sure with future updates the amount of time needed will be lessened with Shazam. Only a matter of time. U
Terrible - does not work
by Antaeus Feldspar on 2013/07/31 22:54
Previous versions of Shazam were great: they identified songs, let you find lyrics if they were available, got you information about the artist, made it easy for you to purchase if you chose ... Now the app is useless crap, because it doesn't do the one thing it's supposed to: identify songs. If you don't have a good enough Internet connection when you're listening, you're screwed; Shazam may claim it's saving a "pending tag" but there's never any way to see your pending tags, re-submit them, nothing like that. Oh no, the app is WAY too busy telling you how you can buy "the FIAT song" to, y'know, do what you installed it for. Did I miss something in the help files? I thought of that. That's why I checked in the help files, where I found instructions for submitting pending tags! Instructions that didn't work! Gee, maybe because they were written for THE PREVIOUS VERSION of the app? How I wish I could go back to the previous version of the app - but then I would only have NORMAL-sized ads telling me every single time how I can buy the FIAT song, instead of, y'know, a song I'd actually listen to.
I'm not against people making money but...
by gonzoid on 2010/01/23 14:58
I will not update the version that I have if I can help it. I really loved the creativity and innovation displayed in this app. Heck, I'm sure that Apple sold a lot of iPhones just on this app and the commercials and user experiences. I've demoed this app to many friends and they are amazed. And now? The idea of paying for the functionality that I had in the beginning is leaving me with a bad taste. To deliberately cripple an app that made the iPhone experience so remarkable and then price the 'real app' so high to get the same functionality is just so nasty and rude. If the paid app were something more reasonable I'd bite. I don't use it much, to be honest, but it has settled many bets in movie theaters and presentations. Like I said, I'm not against y'all making money. I'm against the underhanded way of extorting money. Make the paid app 0.99 or even 1.99 and I might buy it. Your innovation and programming prowess were your own downfall and apparently you think you are unable to top it so you seek to milk it for all you can get. Nothing from me folks... Nothing. Sorry... It's the principle of the thing...
Great application, although it could use some updates.
by A.V.B. on 2009/06/24 02:05
This isthe application I have been waiting for! I often find myself wondering the name of a song or the artist of a song when im listening to the radio or in a store. I have the iPod Touch and the Apple Headphones with Remote and Mic, so I brought my iPod to the mall and in a store simply held my iPod in the air untill it was done listening. Since this app needs Internet access and if you don't have internet access (Wi-Fi on your iPod) it will not tell you what the song is right at that moment, although, when you do get internet access it will find out all of your information. One thing that this should be albe to do, is recognize a song if someone hummed and sang it. Although I should not complain because this is free. I look forward to the future updates, and if you are a music lover this app is for you!
I am crazy about this app.!
by Cinatrin on 2008/09/26 01:42
Ever driving in your car and listening to a rockin song on the radio and wonder, "Wow, this song rocks! Is it new? Who sings this?" But you wait for the D.J. to announce the song and title but of course, he doesn't this time. That's when you bust out your shazam. So far it's been really accurate at identifying the songs. Then they are available for purchase. It's slightly eerie how it knows though. It's like a man is sitting out on the street in a van with head phones, listening to the music and identifying it for you! I've read it doesn't do well with classical or techno, but just today it identified a dance songs with no vocals, just accoustics. I'm sure it depends on the song. It didn't however get the 'local' songs around here. (I wouldn't expect that anyway.) Overall it is a great app! And free!!! Just try it out for kicks.
It even works with TV!!
by milkchoclt on 2009/12/27 07:41
I know a lot of people are griping about the update, but I have yet to experience what they are talking about. I got this app way back and, even after the dreaded 5 song-a-month update, I'm still not experiencing a limit (well over 10 tags last month). I used to get angry when I'd change a station to catch the middle of a song I really liked, and get all the way to the end of the song hoping that the radio show host would name it, only to find they'd do it about half the time. As long as my phone is with me, I never have to worry about that again. And like I said in the title, if enough of a clip is playing in the television show/commercial you are watching, it will be able to tag it for you. I've tried it a couple times so far, and it WORKS! It's worth having as a utility app just for this feature.
Does this even work at all?
by itsthatguyphil on 2012/05/11 13:09
Now that I got my new iPhone, I went on a bit of a frenzy checking out new Apps that I had been waiting to try. Shazam was one of them. I read the (few) great reviews and eagerly downloaded it. If this program works at all, I have yet to see it. When I mean it's worthless… I mean, it does NOTHING. First I tried checking a somewhat obscure punk song which was a minor hit in the 1970s. Nothing. Then, switching hearts, I had it listen to both Justin Bieber and Rhianna, both doing their current big hits. Surprisingly, again nothing. The App kept coming up blank with "not found" messages. If it cannot figure out two of the biggest stars today, then there is something very wrong with Shazam. On top of my complaints, I spoke with someone randomly later on, who told me he too had gotten Shazam and laughed when I suggested it would supposedly tell us any song. He too said "worthless App that does absolutely nothing." So, there you have it. Two reviews in one. Not inspiring. PLEASE tell me if I am doing something wrong. So far, I have followed the instructions carefully.
Quick, amazing, and with broad usefulness!
by Aimlessphotography on 2014/05/19 15:13
The capabilities of Shazam just keep amazing me. This is a quick review, so I'll just say that when I was watching a movie, I pulled up Shazam to figure out what was playing in that moment. It was a classical piece that I recognized but couldn't immediately name, from a movie decades old. Shazam not only got it immediately (within 5 seconds--wow!), it knew that I was watching this particular movie, as opposed to listening to a record. How do they do it?! Having lyrics scroll by as a song plays is terrific fun, too! It's especially nice in a public place where I can embarrass my 12 year old by belting out something wholly inappropriate for a 42 year old father to be singing. Oh such good times! I have used Shazam since its founding and continue to rely on and love the service. Keep it up, you're doing brilliantly!
Nice program but could be better!!
by Horizon666 on 2008/08/10 17:49
I really like this program, the interface is very nice and i like when it vibrates when finish recording the song so i don't have to peek over my phone that i'm holding near the speaker like another program. It's fast and accurate a lot better than another program. I tested it myself between the 2 programs; midomi and Shazam and Shazam is better when it comes to searhing for a song. Some songs that midomi couldn't find it, Shazam got it. However, i have to keep both because I really like other functions of midomi, Sing or Hum a song and Type a song name or Artist. If Shazam had these fuctions, i would've deleted midomi wihtout hesitation. Also, I saw the comment said that Shazam will need a monthly subscription, i hope it's just a rumor but if that's how it has to be, please don't bump the price too high but would be very happy if it stays as it is.
DO NOT DOWNLOAD UPDATE - NEW LIMITS
by amkim on 2010/07/03 07:53
I was really disappointed to find out that years after using this app (and always telling friends to download it) the makers of Shazam decided to start limiting the number of uses per month to 5, unless you paid $4.99 for the upgraded version. First of all, there should have been some sort of warning, it was really alarming the way they had zero concern for their existing customers. And because of that underhanded tactic, I just can't bring myself to pay for something that I've been receiving for free for so long. Had the upgrade changes been transparent, and only cost $.99 or even $1.99, I would have done it, but $4.99 is a huge and greedy price jump. Such a shame, had they allowed existing customers the same access and only required new users to pay a fee, they would have kept their fan base & their popularity. Since they already make a lot of money on the ads within their app, they basically just shot themselves in the foot because they are now losing their faithful users and in turn, their rating has declined.
really exceptional
by Clypsedra on 2014/06/01 08:22
I am continually amazed at how well this thing can find songs. Even if its quiet or people are talking over the song, or it hears the last few seconds of something, this app hasn't failed me. It's now my number one way to find new music - every time some am g sounds good I will quickly capture it and most likely end up buying it later. The only two tiny things I think should be modified are the load time, which isn't a huge deal but can feel long when you're at the end of a song you want to shazam, and I wish the song previews in the app were as long as iTunes'. You start up the preview at the same time as iTunes' but it stops sooner, and opening iTunes takes forever. Previews is how I always know if I want to buy a song or not. Five stars, never deleting this app!!
Spam ads & screwy ID's
by sjhuz01 on 2014/12/10 02:33
For the most part Shazam has been great at what it's supposed to do: ID music. The 1-touch button is great for that... Unfortunately they decided to add a bunch of unnecessary junk to it. The thing that prompted me to write a review is banner ads that look just like the iOS (6) menubar of extra junk they've added to the real app. It takes you to a spammy malware site where "you've won a free iPod!" Either that or Obama wants to fix my mortgage. I might as well be using my laptop. Thanks Shazam - Don't you earn enough from affiliate sales & TV deals to protect your users from that garbage? Also several screwy song IDs lately, though I don't recall specifics. Was enough to make me give up & Google lyrics instead. Not interested in what's "trending," and I don't need you to tell me what show or movie I'm watching - I'M ALREADY WATCHING IT. Focus on telling me the music playing right then, not a list of everything in a 2hr movie I have to sift through. That's why your app is useful. Trim the bloat.
Excellent
by Lucas Boland on 2008/09/05 15:37
I'm very pleased with this product considering it's (currently) free. I agree with one of the previous posts that it's about 90% accurate depending on the music style. I listen to XM in the vehicle and it picked up MOST of the music. I tested in on the Bluegrass, Jazz, Latin, and World stations with mixed results. The bulk of the music it located quickly and accurately. Several songs it retrieved incorrect information but mostly just listed unable to locate. I even tested it in a few environments of low music volume and background noise with suprisingly accurate results. I'm very pleased with it overall and have recommended it to others already. Now the only thing it needs is to be able to allow the user to sing the song. I'm always remembering words and tunes but can't remember the artist. Unfortunately I'm not sure that there is any technology that can make up for my lack of tone.
Great have not had a song miss yet
by anschnaller on 2010/01/30 17:51
I mostly use it for songs on the radio. I have tag some songs of movies. The app surprised me when tagging from movies, even with people talkin in the movie it was able to pick up the background music. Most of my tags have been classic rock and have not have a miss. It crash on me once but i rebooted my iphone and have had no problems since. i am really happy with the app. i have not been charged for anything and remain to use the app for free. but i have read the user agreement and it does say they hod the right to charge u for the use of app. since it is already free i dont see the charging in the future. it also says in the app that if u make more than 477 tags in one month u get booted. i dont know y any one would do so many tags though. forgive me for my grammar have fun
Amazing
by Borg17of20 on 2008/07/13 21:56
I was definitely skeptical at first. These services never really seem to work…but this, this does. I haven’t tried singing into the microphone on the iPhone to see if it picks songs up that way, but from a speaker or just from the ambient surroundings, this is 100% accurate. The most amazing thing is, it even picked up a background song from a movie I was watching (21 – aprox. 58min. into the movie – the reggae music playing during the bar scene). The music was muted and barely audible over the ambient noise and dialogue of the characters, but this little app had no trouble identifying it as Estelle feat. Kardinal Official – Magnificent. Midomi, a similar app also available as a free download, did not return any results under the same test condition. Based on this and other tests, I’d have to say this is superior (at least, for now).
Works as described
by tun3luvr on 2008/09/21 23:03
I've tried Shazam on 10 songs so far, 2 on XM radio, 2 from a tv show, 3 from a movie, 2 from a cd and 1 from a tv commercial. The count is 8 of 10. It missed a song from a movie but it was in the background with dialog being spoken over the music and it missed the commercial, I'm not even sure it was a published song or written for the commercial, I was just goofing around with the app and thought I'd try. However, it did find an Oasis song from "Made of Honor" but when I tried to download it from iTunes I was told the song was unavailable. I was able to download Gold Digger which it found while playing on MTV. All in all a great app that will be very usefull for times a song comes on that you really want but can not identify. I can already see my iTune bill going up rapidly.
Shazam! Must have for Djs!
by SteveLock on 2015/02/08 20:28
Amazing app that I use it everyday! Very convenient whether your listening to the radio, watching tv, in the club, or anywhere music is playing. It's a MUST HAVE for Djs! I can't tell you how many times i've been in the club or at a show and really wanted to know the name of the song playing. (Possibly to incorporate it into one of my sets, or just to listen at home) It's also a great tool to help you discover music. I also really like how well the artist is promoted after Shazaming the song. My only negative experience is when shazam doesn't recognize the song. Which is understandable there's a lot of underground music out there. Just hope they are continuing to expand their database of songs aside from staying up to date with what's Hott today! Stephen LaCommare
Still Unable To Restore Upgrade Purchase Made On Another Device
by crichton007 on 2014/12/17 18:26
I bought the upgrade through this app to Shazam Encore but after getting a new iPhone and setting it up as new rather than restoring from a backup I am unable to restore the purchase. The app tells me there was an error and that’s all. I have contacted Shazam support more than once. It takes a long time for them to reply and when they do they ask me for information that I’ve already provided. When I provide it again they take a long time to reply again and as for even more information I’ve already provided previously. I’ve basically given up on using this app because they’ve got my money and won’t provide support. The bottom line is I recommend getting SoundHound over Shazam. Not just because Shazam won’t give me what I paid for but SoundHound even allows you create an account to save your tags. I know Shazam does this but they require that you authenticate through Facebook whereas SoundHound does not.
People, please !!!
by Gusn't on 2010/08/07 05:14
Every one is right, this app was great before the stupid update with a limit of 5 songs per month. First of all, read the reviews before updating !!! You would known in advance about the limit, then you would never updated !! Second, if you decided to update on your iPhone, do you know that u can still have the old version that is saved on your computer as long u dont make the update on the computer also ? I have had this app since its release, and i still have the old version because i was smart enough to figure this out. Next time, try that ! So simple... Now that i have all 3 iPhones, on all of them i had the old version of this app and it works just perfect !!! Hope this helps for future updated that aint worth doing ! 
Breath Taking
by Yosmel on 2008/07/13 22:02
This app is utterly breath taking. At first I was skeptical because most applications like this are klunky at best. This time was different. Being skeptical as I was I loaded up a random song from my Itunes library and played it at a very normal sound level (much lower than I would normally play it) and simply held the iphone in my hand while Shazam did its thing. Seeing how I had the music playing pretty softly and I didin't even raise my phone near the speakers (they're mounted on the wall) I was almost ready for it to show me some whacked result. It didin't. In less than 15 seconds Shazam listened to the song and gave me a result (albeit this was using Wi-Fi... if you use 3G the speeds should be no different) that was dead on spot. You the price (FREE!) you simply *cannot* beat this quality.
So Disappointing!
by kizziesings on 2010/06/14 08:25
I was so disappointed to get this message saying I am only allowed a maximum of FIVE tags a month. FIVE?? Are you kidding?? This has to be a joke. I've had this app as long as I've had the phone and it has been an utter delight to use. This was nearly heartbreaking. You're ploy to get me to upgrade was quite feeble and misguided. All you made me want to do is delete this app. If I can't use it, what's the point. I thought the perk of getting the paid app was more music, and other privileged options. Why would you take away the feature that the app was actually meant for?? That makes NO SENSE whatsoever. It's almost comical when you actually think about it. And then to read the reviews and see that it's apparently something you changed for the upgraded version also? Not good thinking on your part. I'm actually one of the pretty lenient app reviewers out there. I've never scored an app this badly before. Talk about destroying customer loyalty. Take away what you've already givens us. That's just stingy.
It's ok
by redemR on 2012/08/05 08:16
This app can't compete with soundhound. Soundhound has more reviews, higher ratings, it also supports live lyrics and song searching, as well as being able to sing, hum, or play a song to the mic with accurate results in 5-10 seconds! It will even detect your own music in your library and automatically show the lyrics in sync with where you are at in the song 95% of the time, and there are literally tens of thousands of songs that support live lyrics with more being added each second! Also, for all you people complaining about shazam crashing? How about you listen for once. Just delete the app, restart your phone/iPod touch, download the app, and restart again, this will fix 99 out of 100 apps, not just with shazam. So please, do yourself, and the shazam people a favor, and submit a real review after you realize it was your stupidity, not their fault.
How things have changed for the worse! It disappoints and waste of your time!
by Mr-macgee on 2012/10/27 13:06
How things have changed for the bad! This app has been a waste of my time. Version 5.0.8 I have been so frustrated lately trying to use this app, I use to love it. When I try to find a song that I hear and would use Shazam to help me identify it but most of the time Shazam can't find it, it much worse now than it use to be; I have no reason why. Another huge gripe is lately if I hear a song on the tv and try to use shazam it gives a whole list of songs from the program or movie instead of the single song I'm listening to. I have no idea which one it is and I will have to spend a lot of time just trying identify which it is by playing & listening each one in iTunes. Usually the song I want isn't even listed, the list of songs given to me by Shazam associated with the movie or show is completely false. What a waste of time and I feel stupid having wasted the time scanning through all the stupid songs not related to the show but you have idea until you get to the end bottom of the list in hopes that's the one. It fails me now about 80% of the time and takes a lot of my time trying in hope if finding a song. I must admit I do like music that is not the top 20 pop songs but more intentional and alternative music but my taste has not changed. Shazam use to be much better 2 yrs ago. They really screwed Shazam up.
Classic but without Classical
by sharksfin on 2009/01/10 02:01
This is a great app to use with friends although you lose the feeling of being the resident music expert when you have to use the app. I really shouldn't complain because this is a free app that works extremely well for modern music. Unfortunately for classical music it's not very good. Pieces are often long and if you miss the introduction or you're simply not able to stay in your car or stay listening until the composition is over, it can be tough to ever hear that piece again. I think classical music is the hardest to identify which is why I hoped this would do that. Otherwise you're likely to hear music like Beyonce telling you to put a ring on it over and over and eventually you'll figure that out without an app.
Did it past the test...not quite - it didn't recognize me!
by j30journey on 2009/03/19 23:47
So my husband is introducing me to the many wonders of the iPhone - justifying his need to keep the toy claiming it's a tool. We've been out house hunting, and find new things all the time to amuse ourselves as we drive from place to place. Being a musician myself, Shazam is certainly one of them. We made a game out of playing 'Name that Tune', and Shazam helped make that possible! A song would come on and my husband, who claims to know the title of every song, would shout it out. Granted a lot of times he was right, but Shazam certainly let him know when he was wrong. It didn't recognize my voice when I sang into it, but upon further review, it's part of their disclaimer that it's only recorded music. Lots of fun, and great for when you just can't remember the name of the song!
incredible!
by shentzu on 2008/07/13 22:00
i didn't even think this could be possible, in fact i was telling my wife just last week that recording song snippits to search for them was the one thing i wanted google to get to work on. well someone beat google to the punch! thank you shazam! the only downside i see is that the link to itunes doesn't always work, but since it saves the "tags" for later if you need them, not a major issue. still, a lot impulse buys to be had there. i am still blown away by this app. and yes, it is even free. Apple should be paying them for songs bought after linking this app, i know it would have bought me several in the past, and i am sure it will in the future. 6 stars people. this one goes to six.
Can't decide between Shazam or Midomi
by halwaterman on 2009/02/23 21:02
I have them both right now, but don't like having 'duplicate' apps cluttering up my space. Eventually one will win out, but right now, they are sharing space. Shazam has a much bigger catalogue so it can find a lot of obscure stuff. This is where Midomi fails. However, Midomi can search by more than just holding up the phone to a speaker, currently the only wat Shazam can search. With Midomi, you can do a type search, you can even sing or hum in to the phone! I have tried this several times, and I'll tell ya, it's hit or miss. Sometimes it nails it, other times it comes up with too many results, and other times it comes up with nothing. This is an awesome feature and needs to be perfected. If Midomi expands their music catalogue, they will win. If Shazam adds the search by voice feature, they will win. Let the competition begin!
This App is Perfection!
by McFlyMan007 on 2014/12/16 02:05
Shazam does what it's meant to do to the max! The options to share the music you tag is glorious and the option to have it run in the background is brilliant! I enjoy this app not just because of the well thought out layout and service it provides, I enjoy it because it gives me happiness in the long-term, by allowing me to listen to the songs I love that I've been searching for but don't know the name. I recommend this to everyone who's in the position of not knowing the name of a song that's playing. Just "shazam it you'll get the name in less than 2 seconds." And it's true! It's so fast and determining now it blows me away, it's even the reason why I wrote this review was because of how much I liked it's speed <3
Perfection redefined
by aryayush on 2008/07/26 12:10
This is just plain perfect. It's an application that you assume would screw up every once in a while and are ready to pardon even if it works half a well as advertised. And yet, it works just as well as advertised. It has recognised every song I've thrown at it from every source I could think of. There hadn't been even one failed try --not even one. You don't even need it to listen to the lyrics, it works just fine even if all you have is the music part. I'm in awe! It also works with Hindi songs from India -- every single one of them. I'd been contemplating giving it four stars because I always believe there's room for improvement. But not here, this one deserves five stars and then some. Grab it without a second thought.
Shazam
by handsup68 on 2008/10/24 20:41
I thought the app was great. I was truly amazed at its ability to identify songs. I was able to stump it a few times. My friend had a latin song that stumped it, but just about every pop, rock, or country song it got. I'd say its about 98% accurate which is pretty good for a free app. Now here's what I found odd: One day I'm on my way home, flipping through my XM channels to see if I could stump it. After I tagged 5 songs in a row, it "crashed" my phone. None of the buttons would respond. I thought I was going to have to take it in for service. I let it sit overnight to see if it would "work itself out." It didn't. I was finally able to turn the phone off, then back on. After a bit, all seemed right and the phone appears to be working OK now. I guess my advice would be: don't try to overwhelm it.
Can't beat this app!
by Geezuskereist on 2009/07/21 19:01
Simply put, this app will amaze you! I was definitely skeptical when I downloaded it and proceded to put it to the test. I have over 7000 songs on my hard drive and i tested it on easy stuff from the Beatles to hard stuff like folk artists singing Colombian music and it never missed a one. I tested on the music channels from sat tv and it picked the right artists and songs each time even when it was foriegn. I've only had it not be able to find the song once and that was a Mexican song. I've even tried it on the radio in a van and it cut through all the ambient noise to give me the right info. Unfortunately I haven't yet had a practical reason to use it but I know I can count on it when I do Great app. Great price. Can't go wrong!
Issue need to be resolved
by LBushnaq on 2013/11/16 15:21
I find this application incredible yet there is one thing that makes the application hard to use and it is needed to be resolved in my opinion in the closest time possible. This issue that I have with this application is that it is hard to record sometimes having to wait almost 30 seconds in order for the app to recognize the song. Moreover, the app will become perfect if you just add a button on the application to stop the recording but still it can recognize the song being recorded in the time that users determine not following a certain time period thank you a lot and i would appreciate it if you follow my advice and add the button that allows you to stop the recording whenever users want and i would appreciate it if you do
Have to be smarter than the phone.
by jearod on 2008/08/10 03:35
This app is absolutely amazing. I have had it for a while now and I use it all the time to tag songs i hear that I want to download later, not so much trying to figure out what a song is. After probably 50 uses, I would say it couldn't identify a song 4 or 5 times (but think of the DB of analyzed songs this app has to go through!). Also, if you're not getting the results you want out of this app...you're probably listening to crap. j/k but if you look closely on the "iPhone settings", there is a "shazam" tab and you can max out the record length (i think it is 15 seconds) and I would imagine that would make your results more accurate. I love this app, think its the best one I have found so far.
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