A SHORT SUMMARY
Music identification software is all the rage right now as it enables users to identify any music that is playing in the audible range. Shazam is one of the first music recognition apps to hit android and iPhones. The app provides the user with a great deal of details about the music that they are listening with a feature called tagging. Users can not only see the details of a particular song but also the artists’ biography and discography, among other things. Millions of people tag and share songs on this amazing platform everyday making it a perfect music discovery app.
Over time the app has been updated and improved and has changed it interface a couple of times. Now, over 100 million people are using this app to catch tunes playing in the air, get lyrics and finding more music shared and tagged by other users.
Finds the tunes on your mind: With this App users can recognize a song even by singing or humming it, the software searches for the song’s unique sound signature and returns all the results it finds. You can also catch tunes from anywhere music is playing, may it be the mall, the street or an elevator; with amazing precision.
Incredibly easy to use: one thing that separates Shazam from some of its competitors is how simple it is to use. All you have to do is press the big blue button on the interface to “tag” any song you hear playing. The song’s information will then pop up on your screen.
Ahead of its competitors: Other Apps may have similar features but Shazam has its own set of unique features unlike any other, it is smart enough even to recognize any TV Shows that are playing.
Live Lyrics on Tagged Songs: After you have tagged a song it shows a full-screen visualization of the lyrics that is in sync with the music you are playing.
Login and Share: It lets you share the tagged songs on multiple social platforms like Facebook, Google+, Whatsapp, Pintrest Twitter, and many more.
Top Songs Chart: The App also features a regularly updated worldwide chart of the tracks tagged by the community of its own engaged users, which give a clear picture of the real-time music trends.
Try It Buy It: The app also offers a 30 second sample of the tracks that are tagged, when you listen to the sample link the app automatically provide you with some buying options for the music as well as YouTube video links if available.
Can’t Find Everything: Even though the apps music directory is constantly growing there is a lot of music in the world and sometimes it is not possible to find a few songs that rare or not well known globally.
Disturbance: Though the results are quite impressive, background noise and poor audio quality may interfere with the functionality of the music recognition capability of the App.
Humming Feature: Humming Feature is a bit of a letdown as it is less accurate then Soundhound in this respect. However, then feature is bound to be improved on future updates.
Shazam is a decent app for Music Identification and even better for music discovery. All in all Shazam comes in as a strong player in the music identification apps genre. Shazam has an upper edge over its major rivals Soundhound, MusixMatch and TrackID and is constantly improving the app accordingly. The Interface has been updated and is quite simple and easy to use with smoother transitions than the earlier versions. With all things considered, Shazam is and will probably continue to be a leader in music recognition technology for years to come.