Shazam: Music Discovery

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Written by Shazam Entertainment Ltd.


Rated 4.89566 From 4,598,385 Votes
$ 0.00
  • Last Updated: 2020-05-20
  • New version: 13.17
  • File size: 39.09 MB
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 12.0 or later. and Android 4.4. KitKat or later

Shazam: Music Discovery


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Shazam: Music Discovery is an iPhone and Android Music App, made by Shazam Entertainment Ltd.. Today, it has gone through many interations by the developers - Shazam Entertainment Ltd., with the latest current version being 13.17 which was officially released on 2020-05-20. As a testament to the app's popularity or lack thereof, it has gathered a total of 4,598,385 Reviews on the Apple App Store alone, with an average user rating of 4.89566 out of a possible 5 stars.

How does it Work?


Shazam will identify any song in seconds. Discover artists, lyrics, videos & playlists, all for free. Over 1 billion installs and counting! “Shazam is an app that feels like magic” - Techradar.com “Shazam is a gift... a game changer” - Pharrell Williams, GQ   WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT Find the name of any song in seconds. Listen and add to Apple Music or Spotify playlists. Follow along with time-synced lyrics. Watch music videos from Apple Music or YouTube. New! Shazam in Dark Mode. SHAZAM ANYWHERE, AT ANY TIME Get it on Apple Watch, iMessage, Mac, or iPad.  No connection? No problem! Shazam while offline. Turn on Auto Shazam to keep finding songs even when you leave the app. WHAT ELSE? Find out what is popular in your country or city with Shazam charts. Get recommended songs and playlists to discover new music. Open any song directly in Apple Music or Spotify.  Share songs with friends through Snapchat, Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, Twitter and more.  THOUSANDS OF 5-STAR REVIEWS  “OMG... this app will blow your mind...you press the Shazam button and boom, you got the name of the song.” “So helpful in finding good and new music you truly love.” “I literally find my song in 1 second…" “I love Shazam...It is helping me build a great playlist of songs I dont recognize right off hand.” “This app is literally part of my daily routine…” “This is the bestest app ever PEOPLE! If you want to know the name of a song or artist, this is the app you want.” “Love the smooth integration to my Apple Music...” “Love the lyrics section!!! The lyrics match the words of the song…“ Shazam is THE fastest way to discover music! --- Availability and features may vary by country. For more information on Shazam’s privacy practices, please read the Privacy Policy, available at https://www.apple.com/legal/privacy/.

Top Reviews

  • Best APP Ever!


    By Robert Aymond
    This review is long overdue but better late than......! Shazam was one of the very first apps I ever added to my first iPhone. It was surely in the top 5 if not the top 3, & it's so useful to a music lover like me! How I ever did without it still seems crazy to me, so it must never be allowed to go away or taken from any App Store. Let's make that a law so it will be legally protected! To the developers who created Shazam, I give all my thanks & appreciation for such a truly brilliant & useful tool that you've made available for everyone to easily use without the need to learn anything besides tapping a finger. Simplicity & Brilliance! Even more impressive though, is your unending & seamless enhancement of features & capabilities, yet always keeping it's simplicity intact. I'd love to shake your hands & thank everyone who's had a hand in any part of giving the world such a great program - especially to music lovers like me, but until I can, all I can say is Thanks to all of you. RA
  • Good not Great. Stop making it so hard to like you, Shazam


    By Two times noforn
    The app needs some TLC from a human. My sense is that it has spent too long under the hands of techies and over-aspirational leadership. I‘m a tech guy one; but the app would be better for molding by someone who just loves music and wants to snatch a title. I‘m that, too. The problem, after signing up and upgrading, I find it impossible to get back to the Shazam screen to which I am accustomed - You know, The big blue shazam button. Instead I have some incomprehensible screen with settings of undefined/ non-intuitive meaning; links to other apps; blah; blah. Shazam is not an all encompassing social environment. Stop it, Shazam CEO (or Creative Director or whoever is pitching otherwise). If I can‘t figure it out, I have to delete it and figure something else out. I don‘t want to. Please give me back the blue button; make it easy to get music on the drive by again; and you got my 3 bucks a month for life. Deal?
  • Songs while offline


    By tyraandmom
    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.
  • ALMOST perfect


    By Gabblebabbi
    I absolutely love this app and I keep it on my main screen for easy access. I doesn’t tend to give me any problems. The only issue I have with it, and this is a big issue for me, is that the app icon is far too similar in appearance to FB messenger’s, so I often end up opening the wrong app when I’m frantically trying to Shazam a song before it stops playing. It would be really helpful if Shazam had a very unique and eye-catching icon that can’t be confused with most other apps. And this is just an idea for a feature that would be REALLY cool and useful in the future: if you could hum a melody into Shazam and it would recognize the song by the melody. A lot of times, you’re trying to remember a song that’s not playing, and you can’t remember any lyrics or who the artist was, but you remember the melody. It seems like the technology somewhat exists in those karaoke video games; it’d be really cool to see it utilized here.
  • Very Impressed. Amazed, really.


    By DJ Kobayashi Maru
    I've spent my lockdown time ripping my cd collection to FLAC, and I came across one of my electronic mix cd's from around 2002. No song listing, no CD-Text, not even a label. I spent about an hour looking through my computer files to see if I had any notes or playlists or cd-burning files that would help me identify the unfamiliar music on the disc. I tried listening to it to see if I could figure out the songs, but no luck at all. I was thinking there was no way Shazam would be even remotely helpful for this kind of stuff. I was dead wrong. Shazam nailed every single song, even the remixes. It identified one song as "The Sheriff" by Fila Brazilla, but the times didn't match up when I double checked AllMusic. My version was longer than the listed time. I did a little more research to see if there was a longer version. When there wasn't, I decided to check to see if that song ripped with extra silence at the head or tail in error on my CD. Sure enough, Shazam was right, and my disc was wrong: 30 seconds of silence at the end of the track. I am seriously stunned at what a great job Shazam did with such an eclectic disc of music. I knew it was good at the popular stuff, but most of these songs didn't have lyrics (and in some cases, melodies.) Anyway, highly recommended and highly grateful.
  • Special songs I like.


    By Pattycakeb19
    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!
  • Shazaman! Searchin!


    By allen enriquez
    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!
  • Older songs


    By momalaaa
    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!
  • Classical and Modern Serious Music.


    By Harvey Kongsgaard
    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.
  • I’ve Been Shazam—otized !!!!


    By CeceLady
    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. ❤️❤️❤️❤️😊

External Links

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