Shazam: Music Discovery

4.9 (7.2M)
49.8 MB
Age rating
Current version
Last update
2 months ago
Version OS
15.0 or later
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User Reviews for Shazam: Music Discovery

4.9 out of 5
7.2M Ratings
6 months ago, Bugle4m
Marmelaid and Shazam
I was surprised to find Shazam so easily identifying music and giving me the name of the band and the song. Shazam is a amazing product and I would be willing to pay for this product since I try to listen to the old music from my past but unfortunately, when you reach your mid 60s, it’s harder to remember the names of the songs that you liked so much when you were 20 years old. the program Shazam is wonderful to have on my phone and is capable of taking me back 40 years plus in order to remember the songs that I used to listen to every day. My dad was very very progressive in his music, and he passed away in his mid-60s and that was 20 years ago, but he was an amazing man and was able to remember the names of the songs and also listen to them daily. He had such a beautiful voice and could sing songs, so amazingly, this program takes me back like I said to my youth, when I can remember not only the names of the bands, but the lyrics of each song that I listen to. I can still remember 90% of them, but as time goes on music is one of those things that you don’t forget how the songs went and how to play them on my guitar that I started so many years ago. I highly recommend Shazam for all of your music, dreams and desires. Thank you so much for such an amazing program.
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2 years ago, Songfreak79
Only one problem
Can you guys add the ability for dark mode on iOS 12 I have an iPod touch and I want to Shazam songs it’s an older iPod touch from 2015 so it’s about seven years old now in about 2022 its 6 years old right now and I want to be able to Shazam songs and when I do I can have the little Sam list on the bottom that you can scroll up and look at to be in dark mode I’m sure it’s possible on iOS 12 I mean you made it possible on iOS 13 and my iPod touch can’t even do that and there are some apps that even on iOS 12 that have dark mode like Facebook so I mean it wouldn’t be that hard to do it on Shazam on iOS 12 on an old iPod touch just with an update in the Shazam store please that’s what make my day I hate being blasted with the song last and white when I go into the app At least make it a little darker it doesn’t have to be super dark just a little darker like a grayish dark dark mode and then I’ll be happy I mean Facebook has a gray/dark mode on iOS 12 on the iPod touch for crying out loud and the iPad doesn’t even have it on Facebook and it’s on iOS 14 actually iOS 15 now because iOS 15 is out in developer beta form and there’s still no dark mode for Shazam but there is an iOS 15 beta for Facebook WTS same with iOS 12 for Facebook how does that work can you please add 1 plz
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1 year ago, Maya_DMayanBruja
Almost Great but Still got a BUG ☹️
I LOVE 99% of EVERYTHING about Shazam. It Records & SAVES the Music I hope to ALWAYS have. It’s been recording & saving ALL my Music, even the ones I can’t remember I saved. And all to my Email too (Which I’ve had for YEARS). I love how instant it works & how it can find Most of the songs. Yeah, it still has trouble finding My Spanish speaking Music, but I Trust Shazam will get there Eventually. Although, I regret to say, but I have the Shazam app Icon, on my Scroll down menu (on iPhone 11) & yes, it does the job. I can tap on it & Shazam will instantly start recording & recognizing the song/music being played (on/from another app). BUT…… Once the Notification is shown/pops up & goes away, I later go to my actual Shazam app & the song I KNOW I just played & wanted memory recognition from, is NO LONGER THERE. Yeah Shazam tells me the songs I shazamed for THAT DAY & the days/weeks/etc. Passed. BUT MOST of them are NO LONGER THERE. Like they simply VANISHED. PLEASE Shazam. FIX THIS BUG. I Hate how it’s beginning to Defeat the purpose of even having a Shazam if it won’t properly store my songs anymore. & Who knows how long this has been going on. I’ve probably been missing hundreds of songs that I “thought was saved” when really, they weren’t. Moments GONE☹️ Be awesome Again!!
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2 years ago, K.HokamaDrama
Shaquille O’Kneel down to the king, Shazam.
I would like to put things into perspective by simply saying that if you are like me and have an acute fear of certain social interactions. One of those social underwear in school style nightmares is when I hear a song that just slaps my eyebrows off(in the best way possible) or that feeling you get when you hear a song that you haven’t heard since back when everyone discovered music via the radio. Each of those is a prime juicy example of how SHAZAM integrates its awesome self into your heart and phone haha I don’t want to boast too much but I have SHAZAM as a MF widget on my home screen... just saying all I do is click on the S-wait like 4 seconds-the BLAM- Shazam is all “here’s the exact song for you sir”- “would you like to add it to your playlist that you already had straight from here?”- I’m like “shhiii you already know” and it’s as simple as that folks...Shazam is a lifesaver/uniquely personalized playlist making/anxiety saving app god. If you are reading this then you have made a mistake.. you should have downloaded it first and then read all my app-praising whilst the downloadeth finished. Duh
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1 year ago, AndrewPaul89
Love it- but needs quicker access
So this app has been extremely helpful in the past. I HATE when I can’t remember the name of a song, or figure out who is singing when it’s on the tip of my tongue. This app has helped cut those moments down. But I usually run into the issue of not getting to it fast enough. By the time I remember to use it and go to open it on my phone and then press the button, it’s often been too late and the song is over 😫. If it could be listening in the background or as soon as I open it could fix that. Also I understand the complexity involved, but a lot of times I want to look up or listen to a song but can’t remember enough lyrics or anything, just a tune. I wish there was an app that didn’t rely on exact recordings but you could hum or sing parts you remember and it could guess a few options..?! 😆 I know that’s a tall order, but someone will be able to do it sometime in the future I guarantee it! Go for it Shazam! Start now! Lol. Anyway I had it at 3 stars for those 2 reasons. But given the amount of songs it recognizes (it’s never not recognized one that I’ve tried), and how it only needs about 2-5 seconds of ANY PIECE of ANY SONG, I evened it out to a 4 ⭐️. It’s really a 5 for what it does, but a 3 for its potential to expand. So bam, you get 4. Kbye.
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5 months ago, BlondieTJG
Major iCloud SYNC problem with Apple
I have used Shazam since it came out in 2002 and I love it!!! I’ve purchased countless Apple products from their 1st iPod to present iPhones & iPads. I run the latest iOS on all my devices; however there is a minor problem with iCloud sync. When you turn on iCould Sync for SHAZAM, it DOES NOT SYNC properly. I had thousands of songs from over the years and after turning on iCloud Sync I was left with ONLY 16 songs. (And if you’re wondering…I tried restoring my devices from my iCloud and iTunes backup, but neither worked since it’s not a separate category, and the songs were gone for good.) I contacted Apple support immediately and they didn’t even know they owned the app since 2018 (it’s now October 2022) and refused to help. Said “it’s not their problem.” I spent a week calling Apple everyday and every Support Person was horrible and rude. Over a 4 hour period, I was transferred to 25+ Senior Advisors & countless departments and each said it’s not their app and transferred me to the next Rep. I finally gave up! If you search Shazam on the Internet…all of this is public knowledge that Apple owns it, it’s not considered a third party app, & it states to contact Apple for support. To sum up…Shazam is great, Apple products are great, but APPLE SUPPORT IS HORRIBLE!
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2 years ago, DatboiMemesOnEnd
Well Earned 5 Star!!
Okay, so-I happen to decide to see what songs this app recognizes by playing random songs on my TV and seeing which ones it happens to guess! First, I tried Mario Kart Menu Theme, which it guessed, then I tried Broly Vs Gogeta (Epic song, btw), which it guessed, Rip & Tear, BFG Division, Blue Sizzle, you get the point! Well, I was thinking....No way it’ll guess Learn 2 Fly’s techno theme, right!? Riiiight! Well!!! That blew up in my face because it guessed it!! At first I was skeptical, thinking, “No way this is actually it! It must be confusing it for another song, right!?” NOPE!! It actually put a name to a song I had been wishing for the possibility to have on my playlist and I found it ON ITUNES and bought it!! Not the second that happened, I *SCRAMBLED* to the app store to give this app a 5 Star review!! You legends basically just reunited my child gaming spirit with its gaming music SOULMATE!!! I cannot thank you guys enough for making an app that can actually put names to songs that nobody else seems to know the proper names of! Seriously! You guys are awesome!!! Im gonna continue to use this app so I can expand my playlist from now on! You guys have a *SPARKING* day!!! Sincerely & With Thanks, 5aiy4n-G0d
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4 years ago, Rocky33Now
There used to be a time in my younger years, it was a simple matter of identifying every single piece of music played on the radio. Now we’re in the 21st Century; radios have become practically obsolete, devices for playing music media beyond number. Each device having the capacity upwards of 100,000 songs. The average person needs some help knowing every song being played in a room within hearing range. Through the past ten years or more I’ve drifted back, and forth to Shazam. As my tool for telling me the name of the song I’m listening to. I’ve always never failed to notice, whenever there’s a song I need to know something about. Someone in the room has Shazam on the cell phone to help me out. Finally after a very long absence of getting by without Shazam on my phone. I downloaded the Shazam app on my phone for a long awaited reunion. The nicest feature about Shazam, it automatically connects me to my Apple Music. Then I can add the music I so quickly get identified added to my music collection on ITunes. Download the Shazam app, and give the music collection, and knowledge base a huge lift.
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2 years ago, NoLife Fenix
I’d be so lost without this app
Ever hate when you hear a song out in public but you don’t know what the title is/who is singing it? Then you find it after spending spend hours searching for it through all the songs that have the same or similar lyrics? Yeah let’s just say this song helps cut that process down to mere a minute on average. As a note, sometimes (very rarely/really depends on your device) it may take closer to two minutes or may need you to activate it a couple times but most of the time once you activate it the first time you will find the song you’re hearing (granted if it is loud enough, but it can pick it up fairly well even if it’s barely in the background). So in conclusion, I would recommend this app 100% for any music lovers, and/or for those who find themselves in a similar position as mentioned above. It has saved me a lot of time/headache trying to remember lyrics and find a song. Just one press of the button and you could have your favorite song saved/recognized
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8 months ago, Mattystrat
Surfrider, The Lively Ones
I’ve always appreciated the Shazam app but somehow using it just a few moments ago I appreciate it more than ever. I’m a musician and have a great ear for music but on occasion I hear a song I like and don’t know who it is. Thats when Shazam shines. A little while ago I finished watching Pulp Fiction uncut and uninterrupted for probably the 50th time since it’s debut. I love the soundtrack and as the movie ended while credits were rolling, the song thats playing really caught my ear. I immediately thought who is this? And for a moment I got discouraged because in that moment I knew I need to learn that song on guitar but didn’t know who the band was or what song was playing. Then I thought of Shazam. Shazam instantly told me it was The Lively Ones playing their hit song Surfrider. I’ll sit down tomorrow with my Fender Stratocaster and learn Surfrider. Then within the next month or so my band is gonna bust out Surfrider live at a gig! Thank you Shazam!!! Sincerely, Tyler
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12 months ago, No Jokes Jake
Money Well Spent
I don’t usually pay for iOS apps if there’s a free subscriber tier. I just download them, use them for free and suffer the ads… I’m into music and musicians in a big way. I play and make guitars, have played in bands on and off for decades, etc... I’ve been surrounded by and involved on some level with music of all kinds from my earliest memories as a child. My wife and I also watch a LOT of shows on streaming TV. I’m 67 and retired so I’ve got the time and there’s plenty to watch. When I hear songs in the soundtracks, I often get “triggered”; who is that? who does that? who did it first? where have I heard that song before?… You get the idea. I bought this app. I didn’t even think twice about it. “Sold, American!” (Well, don’t quote me on the provenance of the developers. Doesn’t matter, does it?) This app touches my soul. This app eases my troubled mind when I’m feeling overwhelmed and anxious about “Who does that song?” This app is well worth the dime!
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2 years ago, Sweet Face99
I love your Shazam App, but there's one minor gripe I've with it!
While I love getting '80s & some of the current downloaded songs that comes on from my alarm clock radio everyday when I get up 1st thing in the morning, but after an few and/or several weeks later on down the road, the songs are COMPLETELY different compared than to ones they once when I had 1st Shazammed it afterwards….!! I'm quite disappointed how your Shazam App DOESN'T even retained the original songs, music, and/or lyrics properly after few to several weeks later on down the road long after Shazammed it onto your Shazam App…!! I wanna keep your Shazam App on both of my iPhone & iPad, but if isn't neither fixed up properly and/or dealt within the near future by retaining all of the OG songs, musics and/or lyrics , I'm delete both of my Shazam App on both of my iPhone and iPad and I REALLY don't wanna go there when push comes to shove at that time….!!
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3 months ago, Whimsy Collective
Automatic adding Shazam tracks is broken, no signifier or option resync new tracks
There's not way to compare and no signifier like a checkmark to indicate the identified song was added to Apple Music My Shazam Track. Manually add the selection doesn't put in the order the song was identified in the playlist. There's not resync option when Shazam compared and updates the order and adds the songs in the order they're identified. I want to spend hours manually resorting the songs to the id'ed order I have in Shazam. Also the visually comparing my Shazam music to Apple Playlist is in reverse order in Shazam where as my Apple Music playlist is in the order they're added to the playlist. The whole music experience is frustrating to me. Why can't I options to fix things myself and indicators that it was synced up to my Apple Music playlist. I had several songs I liked not appear in my Apple Music playlist. I know the song is in Apple Music because it has the Apple Music black pill shape icon on the song. Till this day I still don't know if my identified song in My Shazam Track in Apple Music is missing some of the tracks. It's a total mindfudge if you ask me.
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10 months ago, ILUV8NAL
My only problem
Do you guys even look at the reviews??? My only problem is with the app’s widget. Shazam creates an unavoidable and seemingly impossible obstacle to get around. It’s SUPER annoying that the app can’t identify my Apple membership. After shazamming a song, the song result appears, and if you want to listen to the full song or find it in Apple Music, it displays a screen that gives you two options; subscribe to Apple Music or ‘already a subscriber?’. Even after choosing already a subscriber, it takes you to another screen that makes you choose a plan. No way around it other than remembering the song name and artist and manually going into Apple Music and searching it up which isn’t a hard task at all but then what’s the point of offering a service or option that doesn’t work? I don’t have the app just the widget. Could that be why? This seems like a bug. Please fix! Id give you 5 stars but then I don’t think you’d look at the review when it’s 5 stars! Lol
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10 months ago, Missyoujerry
Shazam Is Simply the Best App Ever Created!
My favorite app of all time. Hands down, no question. Both the function and the accuracy make it my favorite and most used app. I’m not sure what year Shazam was introduced but I know I had it early on was simply blown away that this technology now existed. Seriously, to me- a huge music fan- it was like going to the moon. I’m old - 47- so before the power of Google (let alone Shazam) I might hear a song in a movie or on the radio and not know what it was for weeks or months….or maybe never. And I get it FREE. I recall getting a message that because I was one of the early users I would get it free for life but they were now going to apply a minimum fee for new users. I think that is literally the coolest thing in the world and unheard of today. I’m very grateful. Shazam is the best app of all time. If you’re reading this review trying to decide if you should get it….stop reading and download it now.
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2 years ago, memeske
Love the app, miss the global map
Perfect app for many reason that have been stated by the many users you have. Love it and could picture a normal life without it, given my admiration and passion for music and musicians. Over the many updates, my favorite new artist and try explorer “secret weapon” was the global map navigation. Yes, it was tedious to expand at times, but this really a (admittedly skewed) idea of what any town were listening to, that could be pulled on that. Hope that map makes a come back, otherwise, superb essential app. Not sure how long ago that was...I have grown and I went to ups and downs!! Music is appeases the soul and spirit, and being able to always capture that “song”, and even do a bit of Karaoke with it...hope it leads to less wars..but also hope you are adding privacy respect to your mission. It’s a modern world and you must find a way to survive and be profitable. Just stopping by to say THANK YOU to you all AGAIN!!
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8 months ago, kitty lover 4829
💯love it !!!!
I love how this app allows me to know what songs are called when my other electronics will not tell me what it it called they expect me to guess and I love how this app allows me to know what the song is called right away and I love how it’s so easy all you have to do is tap the button it listens and it tells you the song and even if it doesn’t get it right away it’ll get it soon. That’s what I love about the app and for all those people who are reading this? I think you should definitely download this and thank you to the developers who made this this has helped me in so many situations. If I didn’t know the songs called and I wanted to know this helped me so thank you guys for creating this. This is a huge help. I personally think that this idea it was great. For all those people who are looking for a good app to help them know what the song is called. I definitely think you should get this.🙂💯👍
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8 months ago, C.Lovelace
Known of Shazam and I'm super sad that I haven't used this beautiful app more often. This app set the bar high for all and every other music app available.... whomever behind the development, the tedious process of making an app go live and it's like I've just scratched the surface of all Shazam has to offer me and all musically inclined people, bitten willingly with the need to dig into all the escape portals, out of the "reality of a world void of music as a whole. The vast world with credit and privileged material that moves the energies inside the soul of the party and only 3% of the world's population has the abilities to tap into such a world. Thank you Shazam. Thank you overqualified underappreciated artists in (🎙📻🎤🔈💿🎶🎶🎶) "thee "(IN)(DUST)(TRY) love to the pain for the vain gain...the extremely addicted to the "noise" to most people not bitten for a reason. We hear beyond and have evolved into something impenetrable. Kudos. Love. Please don't stop the music. (RI-Ri)
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5 years ago, handmethefrench
Not dependable
This app only needs to do one thing: tell me what the name of the present song is. It’s not that difficult. Songs don’t last forever, and by the time you realize you like the song, you probably only have a few moments to capture the song with an app, as you juggle with driving your car and getting away from any background noise. Yet, this app cannot the only thing it needs to do. It struggles to load every time, before eventually the button doesn’t respond at all to the touch. If you think updating the app might make it work, you’d be wrong. Admittedly, this might not normally merit the time to draft a negative review, but there’s nothing quite so annoying as having precious few seconds to capture a song and then having your dedicated app fail at its only job. If anyone from the Shazam bureaucracy is reading this, please make whatever simplifications are necessary to this app to make it work.
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4 years ago, Colorado0so
Too many changes, too much Greed $$’s
When Shazam app first came out, IT was a fantastic product!! and you could Shazam a song on radio, in a car, on TV... and listen to it “”all”” later & see lyrics, share complete song/video with family & friends.... it was a 5-star App... after it was sold... purchased and changed & compromised by ? Apple ... ? ?new ownership.. the immediate Greed for money appeared and then extra music fees, purchases, memberships tainted this once useful App... greed, yes, greed... absolutely destroyed the once marvelous features and freedom of use and listen to songs, many saved & shared.. & CD’s purchased at retailers... Family & friends tell me they seldom use it since all the changes and restrictions and new, greedy charges imposed/required to ‘checkout a song’. I’d have to say... that’s what killed its once, highly rated popularity... Apple Music and Spotfy biggest issues I hear about...$$$’s Good luck !
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3 years ago, jordane1
Thought It Was Good...But
Had been using this app on and off in combination with SoundHound. One feature I like about this app is that you can “search a song” and it will save it to a history log Same As SoundHound but unfortunately this history isn’t “device transferable” unlike SoundHound and also I did I a series of searches from the control center (panel) which is a extremely useful feature that I don’t think SoundHound has but it was to my surprise after (falling default) to this method that these “searches” weren’t being saved only the ones that were searched when the app was visible on screen which as mentioned before is device specific and I can’t view on a different device 4/5 stars if this app saved history from the beginning of time as SoundHound did it would get the 5 stars as even if you logged in later after searching a series they would simply get added to you me account history with location(SoundHound) A+ App though I will say
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1 year ago, artgrrrl
Works like crap on Apple Watch
I Shazam using my Apple Watch, EXPECTING the tracks to show up on the Shazam app on my iPhone so I can then add those tracks to my Apple Music library. RARELY do any of the tracks show up in the phone version of the app. My settings are all correct, there’s nothing I’ve neglected to do and I often check to make sure the settings are still correct, and they are. The problem lies with the Apple Watch version of the app, there are whole chunks of missing music, spanning weeks and sometimes months. I will purposely Shazam tracks by artists I know just to see if it’s working, NOPE, not one King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizards track has EVER shown up in my list of Shazams, not one Ty Segall, not one Fuzz, and I’ve Shazamed at least 10 to 15 tracks of each of these artists. What’s the point of creating an Apple Watch app if it’s going to work like crap?! I’ll update my review if the developers ever DO make it work, but at this point I think it’s better to find a different music identification app, one that actually works on my watch, one that actually DESERVES to be on my watch face, cause Shazam isn’t it.
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1 year ago, kslisle
a compass for my soundtrack of life
certain songs have always popped up at special times in my life, adding to a soundtrack of my life that brings back those memories. One very dark day in a surreal phase in my life, I spontaneously decided to ride to the coast to revisit a renovated historic inn for breakfast, something I always wanted to do since the last time I was there way back in my youth. As I walked thru the inn decorated with an eclectic assortment of odds & ends and sat down in the dining area, one of those high quality portable speakers was streaming this very haunting vintage-like song that caught my ear so I pulled out my iPhone & Shazam’d it, quickly identifying it as Song of the Highest Tower by Cut Worms. The song turned my attitude around, almost like a slap in the face returning me back to reality. Now I have a nice collection of music by Cut Worms but that song especially awakens my soul thanks to Shazam.
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10 months ago, PachuniJ
Pretty Good for Lyrical Songs, but…
I love using Shazam when I’m out in public and hear a good song I wanna add to my playlists. My one issue with the app I’ve experienced so far is that it isn’t too good at recognizing songs without lyrics. Most songs in genres like dubstep or classical struggle to get any result at all, or end up with a result that is incorrect. At least with songs that have lyrics, I have a chance to look them up myself to find results if the app can’t. Unfortunately, songs without lyrics are near impossible to find unless it is one you might already know. I hope in a future update, more non-lyrical songs can be added to the database to help Shazam those songs. To end on a positive note, I appreciate the app’s ability to find songs in languages other than English! It helped me find a song I was looking for after years of failed searching myself! Thank you! :)
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2 years ago, Saitama2020
Great app but weak connection
I always loved Shazam it serves as a great tool when discovering and exploring new music genres especially when you don’t know the name of the song. Just one problem, every time I try Shazamming every song it doesn’t work like at all. It’s always worked well no matter the location so bad service or internet connection is not an excuse. Yet every time I reinstall it, it starts to work again but sometimes or even most of the time it still doesn’t work. This is really becoming dumb and annoying because not only am I unable to discover music that I really begin to like and find interest in, but I don’t seem to understand why the app is now acting like this piece of junk to where it doesn’t seem to want to work anymore. Overall, great app and hopefully this is just some undiscovered bug.
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2 years ago, rmorgan7868
When I need the right words...
Ever had a song stuck in your head. Regardless if it’s the latest top 40 hit or an old favorite from twenty years ago. Desperately wanting to put a little kick in your step or re-live a special moment, and you can’t because the words just are not there. The toon or the melody keeps playing over and over inside your head, but disappointed as the mood is shattered trying to piece together a few key words and make up a couple words that don’t even belong, left to hum a few bars then fizzle out. It absolutely kills the moment. Shazam affords the ability to locate that special song regardless of genre, artist, style or age of the hit. I am empowered to sing along with the tune, pull up the right lyrics and now that the frustration is over! You have helped me complete my day. Thank you Shazam!
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3 years ago, DJ Kobayashi Maru
Very Impressed. Amazed, really.
I've spent my lockdown time ripping my cd collection to FLAC, and I came across one of my electronic mix cd's from around 2002. No song listing, no CD-Text, not even a label. I spent about an hour looking through my computer files to see if I had any notes or playlists or cd-burning files that would help me identify the unfamiliar music on the disc. I tried listening to it to see if I could figure out the songs, but no luck at all. I was thinking there was no way Shazam would be even remotely helpful for this kind of stuff. I was dead wrong. Shazam nailed every single song, even the remixes. It identified one song as "The Sheriff" by Fila Brazilla, but the times didn't match up when I double checked AllMusic. My version was longer than the listed time. I did a little more research to see if there was a longer version. When there wasn't, I decided to check to see if that song ripped with extra silence at the head or tail in error on my CD. Sure enough, Shazam was right, and my disc was wrong: 30 seconds of silence at the end of the track. I am seriously stunned at what a great job Shazam did with such an eclectic disc of music. I knew it was good at the popular stuff, but most of these songs didn't have lyrics (and in some cases, melodies.) Anyway, highly recommended and highly grateful.
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4 years ago, Pattycakeb19
Special songs I like.
I like to purchase music to play in my car. I do not usually want to buy full albums, but specific songs that I like. What I love about Shazam is that there may be a commercial with a song I like or a movie will feature a certain song. I may not know the correct name or who sings it. All I have do is Shazam it and there it is. I have used it so many times. My playlist for my car is unbelievable. All good songs. Not 30% or 70%, but 100% songs I like. The only bummer is that I used to be able to press purchase And it took me right to the place where I could purchase the song. I can’t do that now or if I can I do not know how. I am not interested in paying a monthly fee for all the music in the world. I want only specific songs and sometimes I might not be able to remember the name. Purchasing is the best option for me!
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4 years ago, tyraandmom
Songs while offline
This app is very useful for finding songs you may not know the name of or new songs that you've never heard before. I only have a few problems with this app. When you shazam a song while your offline it says that it'll tell you the song when you have connection. I travel a lot and am a lover of all music genres so I have quite a majority of songs from around the world, and I might not always have wi-fi to connect to. I'm currently abroad for a wedding and my carrier doesn't support data outside of my country, so at the after party they played loads of songs I liked; I went to shazam them and waited till I got back to my hotel to open the app, and there was no sign of them. Another problem I have is Auto-Shazam. I turn it on and when I go listen to a song on a video and it doesn't react. Overall this app is useful, but there are some features that claim to work, but don't.
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1 month ago, Daschu1
I Love Shazam!
I’ve had this app for a while now and it’s never failed me. As a senior citizen whose memory isn’t what it was years ago, I’m constantly checking out old favorites from the rock n roll era, but I like the new stuff too, so Shazam is really helping out in that category in which I’m not so familiar. For grins, I just checked out a Broadway show song, and Shazam nailed it almost instantly! Granted it was a well known song, but it was from a Broadway show, and Shazam even tells you the actor from the show singing it. While writing this review, I thought I’d Shazam on a different category. I played a song from the mid 70’s by a Christian singer who’s known within that category, but not outside of it, and Shazam identified it in about 5 seconds. For a guy like me, and anyone trying to figure out what they’re listening to, Shazam is THE APP!
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5 years ago, allen enriquez
Shazaman! Searchin!
I’ve been using Shazam for over 10 years I barely thought about giving it a review. Not that it really needs it, because many people already know about the app globally. It’s the best app to see what artist/tv/movie/radio is playing! I remembered when I first used it when 3G was barely the next gen with it at these speeds it made it so much better to search for the details without any needs to going the the webpage or anything else it is at your fingertips just one click their is a way to say “Shazam” to start the searching. I am not to sure if it works with everything. Most o the type I find my self just using Siri to do most of my stuff while moving around. It’s a very useful app because you may what to know what movie someone is watching or a friend my want to know without interrupting the movie they can search seamlessly!
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3 years ago, Kokubu
Not nearly as accurate or useful as claimed
I really don’t get the appeal of Shazam. It usually doesn’t work. If it’s a top-40 song, it works pretty well. Anything else, and most of the time it says “No result”. Or it picks a song seemingly at random. Then if you try again, it picks a different random song. It has no concept of “I’m not sure what this is so here’s a couple guesses”. The wrong answers are never even from the right genre. It’s like talking to a smart-but-dumb computer on a 1960’s sci-fi movie. There isn’t a way to train it, either. It’s even difficult to remove an incorrectly Shazam’d song from the history — it takes about 6 taps, which is about 5 too many for something I want to do half the time I hit the Shazam button. The other case where it’s good but not useful is classical music. Its accuracy with classical music is excellent. Unfortunately, again, it snatches defeat from the jaws of victory, this time by displaying only the title and *performer* (usually conductor), but not the composer. “String quartet #7”? I guess that narrows it down but it really wasn’t what I was looking for. I wish Shazam worked well, and provided results in a useful format. Right now, it’s a novelty when it works at all. UPDATE: Now it’s started nagging me about “cloud backup” and a bunch of other useless stuff. Please stop. You have one useful feature. Make it better. Don’t go trying to make me integrate my life or some garbage like that.
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3 days ago, Jsp123057
I'd be lost without Shazam...
I LOVE this app...for so many reasons! I'll mention a few... Love driving, hearing a song... Shazam! In a brick and mortar, hearing a fav...Shazam! Watching ANYTHING, on whatever form of entertainment I'm fancying, hear a fav or new song I'm feeling...Shazam! It's even able to pick up the music, over the dialogue being spoken...Shazam,! Amazing! When you Shazam tune-age, it gives you a quick view of the artist's "Top Songs/Albums", the album from which that particular song is from, AND the year that album, and the other top albums, were released...Shazam!! It displays the video of the song Shazam-ed... and gives video clips of that artist and clips from artists popular that same era...Shazam! I still have several more "Perks" featured in this app, but I think y'all get the idea...!?!? Right...?!👍🏾💖✊🏾Peace Out...!
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4 years ago, momalaaa
Older songs
I’ve noticed you are using the release date of that certain song which may not be when it was originally released. I know songs released in 60’s and 70’s have this done when album is reissue. I’m having to look up correct year when making year specific play lists. Also, younger people take that as correct & won’t be argued out of it. Would it be a huge problem to add Originally Released showing that year. Shazam doesn’t always recognize older songs. Just finished watching Ken Burns series Country Music and a there were a lot of artists not recognized at all. It seems to not recognize music that’s not mainstream. I don’t tend too listen to mainstream all the time. Local groups aren’t noticed sometimes either even ef they’ve had a few albums out. Shazam not too bad keeping up with massive amount of music there is today. I just get annoyed sometimes when I can’t find the words to that dang song that’s playing right now!
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2 years ago, Rosemom64
Too bad that Shazam joined Apple
It used to be wonderful you could catch a tune and then sing along with the lyrics . I was HAPPY Now hours later you realize that it didn’t record and the magic of the mood is gone plus you got home and it is dark cold and lonely and you have to cook dinner instead of singing in the car on the way home. Now I can’t even find the Shazam’s where do they go on Apple and when I get home I don’t want to be scrolling around looking for music anyhow With the old Shazam I could pull up a huge long list of my Shazam’s and play them easily and move them to Apple playlists easily Now the software engineers screwed up and it is a mess Also my phone broke and I have a new phone I am afraid of losing my songs if I log in it is confusing how to move things to Apple
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5 years ago, Harvey Kongsgaard
Classical and Modern Serious Music.
I absolutely love Shazam. I also love all types of music but especially classical music and especially of the modern genre. I play keyboards and was brought up playing an antique Harmonium (a pedal reed organ) and in a short time became accomplished enough to be the Assistant Organist for a large Presbyterian Church in the Twin City suburb town of Hastings MN. We had a small seven rank but very powerful Pipe Organ which was absolutely a GAS to play full organ even tho I had to sort of wing it on the full 32 note pedal keyboard. Now getting back to my review of Shazam. I think your App comes up short in identifying classical musical tracks and albums. Most serious music lovers prefer to know the Composer first before they know who are the Artists or Artist. I do wish Shazam would provide much more Info on the Classical Music tracks (PLEASE) but thanx a whole lot for what you do do.
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3 years ago, TxSage17
What Have You DONE?!?
This was my favorite app. I loved it. The only ‘improvement’ it needed was to recognize more songs. It did not need changing! I checked over the new look & it starts playing even though I hit Not Now. I am not usually in a place where sound can just start up!! On top of that I cannot find a way to delete anything in this ‘playlist’ that I did not want. Sometimes I Shazam things for reasons other than I like it. Like on a bet. Or to see who is really that bad & annoying. (Not eating there again). I cannot find a way to delete these hideous sounds & artists. Is there a way I can go back to an older version? I will change back to 5 stars if I can get rid of this. I am NOT interested in Apple Music at all. I guess this is to make me subscribe. Not happening. Especially now.
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2 years ago, rocknrollmamacita
Awesome way to Name That Tune!!
I can’t remember who turned me onto this app years ago, but it’s always been a handy tool. The app is much improved since I first started using it. Most of the music I listen to is from the 60’s through the early 2000’s. Sometimes I use it if I hear something I know, but haven’t heard it in years and am drawing a blank. Other times, I will hear something on a TV show I like but have no clue who the current artist is. Shazam let’s you open the song in Apple Music and other options. You can save it, make a playlist and I’m sure some other tricks I haven’t figured out yet. It’s picked up titles within a couple seconds. In the past, If there was any dialog I would try to find a break in whatever show I was watching to find the song. Not the case anymore!
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3 months ago, M. in Philly
Glitch..:and ZERO user support
Hi. A while back I was getting annoyed frequently with Shazam: Sometimes it would come back with “no result” for very well-known songs. I contacted you guys many times, never got a response (because respect for the users without whom you wouldn’t exist isn’t really something your industry does, is it?)…. Eventually I discovered on my own that going into the Shazam settings in my iPhone, and turning the microphone off briefly and back on, would fix it. That, I can live with. But I’ve had to do that three times in hand an hour this morning; I can’t ever remember that happening before. Went to Shazam in the App Store to find a support link, and there IS an “app support” section, but it leads ONLY to Apple physical products like iPhone. FIX YOUR APP AND MAKE **SOME** SUPPORT AVAILABLE, PLEASE!
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1 year ago, blue I am
I love this app
I use this app so often. When I’m in the car and song comes on the radio that I want to learn about, or one I love and want to remember, I open Shazam and capture the song. It is really a wonderful tool. I even captured a song off a tv show we were watching last night! There was so much voice noise on top of the song I wasn’t sure it was going to work, and it took a couple of try’s rewinding the tv show and trying again, but bingo Shazam caught the song! I love that I can look at the list of “My Music”, songs that I’ve captured, and the option to listen in iTunes or to purchase. My song list stays, I guess till I delete something?, because they’re all there. This is one of the best apps available. And for sure one of my favorites. Thank you Shazam!
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5 years ago, CeceLady
I’ve Been Shazam—otized !!!!
This is the bestest app ever PEOPLE! If you want to know the name of a song and artist this is the app you want. It is so accurate and on point. I always keep Shazam open in the background because I love any kind of music that sounds good to me since I don’t have a preference in music my playlist varies and this is how I use it .......when I am listening to the radio and a new song comes on and I have never heard that song....BAAM! I SHAZAM IT RIGHT AWAY!!!! when a car goes by with a good song that I like, or when I go into any business to shop and they’re playing some nice song I immediately SHAZAM IT......I love the fact that I it also finds latin music not only English music and the app is able to find both languages, and even classical music, well the list goes on. I love it and use it basically everyday. ❤️❤️❤️❤️😊
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2 months ago, BUCK333
Shazam is great
Shazam is an exceptional app that revolutionizes the way we discover and enjoy music. Its intuitive interface and impressive audio recognition technology allow users to identify songs playing around them with remarkable accuracy and speed. Whether it's a catchy tune in a restaurant, a captivating melody on the radio, or a captivating track in a movie, Shazam effortlessly provides users with the song title, artist, and even lyrics, instantly connecting them to their favorite music. Moreover, Shazam goes beyond identification, offering a seamless integration with popular streaming platforms, enabling users to effortlessly listen to and explore the vast catalog of music. With its sleek design, comprehensive features, and unparalleled convenience, Shazam remains an indispensable companion for music enthusiasts, making it a truly great app.
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2 years ago, Kmottodragon
The most important app in the history of the internet!
Shazam! When I was young I would spend a third of my meager pay check that I earned working at an ice cream shop situated on University hill in Boulder CO by walking across the street to “Album’s on the Hill” on my breaks and buying music. I seldom came across a CD that had more than one or two good songs on it and so I prayed. I prayed for the music gods to give me the power to identify, sample, and explore an artist’s catalogue without committing my hard earned cash to the proverbial crap shoot that was the new and used CD bins at the local record shop. Shazam you heard my prayer and you answered. It’s like you’re always listening and you have all the answers… wait Shazam are you…no you can’t be…but perhaps to an old skeptic like me you’re pretty much God.
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11 months ago, Cody3246485736
Very helpful
Love finding songs that I want to listen to later that I’m currently listening to wherever. Unless I’m offline in no service it saves it but if I accidentally exit out of the app, it will delete it and not find out what it was. And you have to open the app once your back in wifi/service for that offline one to be found, it won’t do it on its own so I usually forget to do so which is unfortunate.. or if your at the end of the song, sometimes it’s not enough time for it to figure out the song which is disappointing. Sometimes if it’s not a famous enough song or an unusual one, it can’t find it at all or sometimes it gets it wrong. That is probably the worst situation that happens with it but overall it’s helpful and definitely helps me find new music that I want to continue to listen to later..
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6 years ago, Davidmaxbaker123
Could Be Better
It IS very useful in finding out the track name, artist, album of a great many songs. It DOES have a few flaws. One flaw is that it occasionally gets a song completely wrong, or associates it with another artist, but that is probably less that 1 % of the time. Another quirk which I don't like is that it frequently defaults to a newer CD compilation album release for a song when what I really wanted was the original album and it's song listings. One thing I like about it is its ability to display an album title exactly how you need to label it in iTunes in order for iTunes to be able to find the album artwork. If your title is just one character off from Shazam, iTunes won't find the artwork and you have to enter it manually. Fix the glitches I described, and it's a five-star app in my book.
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6 years ago, Aste Spumante
Not as smart as you’d think
Shazam (at least for me) takes a long time to open to the point where it’s possible to press the Shazam button. Then, it takes a while to recognize the song. Often, a song ends before it can do all that. What usually happens is that I hear a song, then decide in the course of listening that I want to identify it. Then, the above happens and the song ends without being identified. I feel like I’m supposed to start Shazam-ing as soon as the song starts. That doesn’t seem realistic since I need to hear at least some of the song to know that I want to know more about it. Also, it’s not as smart as a human. It seems to recognize data embedded in the song rather than the actual characteristics of the music. If you Shazam a live performance of a well-known song—say, a performance on an NPR show—it will not recognize it.
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2 years ago, Aveswest
Really fun to write and watch
The reason why it’s so much fun is so much fun while pushing the button it just beeps and then it listens and you’re done when it goes to a song like bad day when I looked up is it literally could show you it could show you that like him it could show you the like songs and sometimes you can watch the video to the song so much fun and then if you like it look up on your playlist so let’s run the reason why some people don’t like it is because like it’s just boring to them and you just push the button is boring boo-hoo some of them say and like maybe like maybe they just wanna know the song because it’s like sound super terrible something like that but the app is so much fun it’s very organizing and you need it so yeah
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2 years ago, Maji16
Control Panel Song Recognition Is Useless!!
If I could give the Song Recognition feature in the control panel a -10, I would, I find it just that useless. When I 1st saw this I was like “wow what and awesome thing” and instantly added it to my control panel and it recognizes all of my songs. But of course there is always a “gotcha” with anything this good because even though it recognizes the song it does not link them with my Shazam library like the app and if I clear 1 of my notifications on my list all the Shazam’s are deleted, thus no song recognized or saved to add to my Apple library later. This very very very frustrating and hate this feature. My memory is bad and that’s why I use the feature and leave the songs that I Shazam in my notifications so when I have a chance I can add it to my Apple Music Library. It’s an awful waste of space and if you’re going to offer it as a extension of the Shazam make sure all of the features work like app would or it’s just a waste of space.
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5 years ago, Magicmiketooo
Life changer
Whoever created this app purely genius and only for the people who really enjoy music. People can tell you that the Love music, but people who really enjoy music Will tell you how music can change their mood around if they’re happy you can make them sad, if they’re sad or upset you can make them happy. These kind of people, allows the music to get inside her heart and soul those are the true believers of sound of music. Which is a great movie by the way a.k.a.. So thank you , Shazam you’ve allowed me to download music from anywhere I go to the department store, elevator, just listen to the music in your car, I can finally do you know who’s singing that song in actually have it downloaded it onto my Music list. Finally someone who is developed this app understands what I’m saying about music. Blanco
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1 year ago, Abc12396734j
Used to be great but now barely functional
This used to be an AMAZING app, and I used to be able to pick up songs from faint fragments of music in fairly crowded areas. For the past 2+ months, Shazam hasn’t been able to consistently capture well-known songs playing loudly at home with no other noise competition whatsoever. It can get about 1 out of every 5 attempts in no-noise-competition conditions, and even fewer in noisy conditions. Most of the time it just tells me my search is difficult and to “hang tight,” but does this for so long that the songs ends- at which point Shazam helpfully tells me there’s no match. Hope you guys have a fix for this coming soon because Shazam went from being a super-powerful, easy to use app to a mostly broken spinning dial that times out if you don’t restart the app, sometimes restarting several consecutive times.
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