Shazam Encore

Shazam Encore

500,000 - 1,000,000 downloads

Pros
  • Spotify and Pandora Radio integration
  • Cool Screen widget
  • Sharing options (Facebook and Twitter)
  • Search accuracy
Cons
  • Public-based database (you could find mistakes or don't find the song)
  • Bit expensive paid version
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+ By Shazam Entertainment Limited

Expert's Review
9.0
Awesome

"Do you like the song is playing? Catch it!"

Reviewed by / May 17, 2011

Shazam is a song catcher, the easiest way to discover more about mus

Its operation is quite simple: just tap on the central button of the app and hold your phone to identify the track. It will bring you some information: album, title, artist, videos, lyrics, and more. It has to be said though that not all this info is available for all the songs. Since Shazam databased is public-based, the availability depends on the users' willing to upload it. And maybe that's its main flaw. Despite of that the amount of info about thousands of songs is just enviable.

Once Shazam identifies the song your will be able to buy the track on Amazon. What's more, you will be able to tag songs without data coverage. You can also check out your friends tagged music and add tracks straight to your own Tag List. Sharing tags with friends is simple because it's integrated with Facebook and Twitter. Shazam screen widget allows you to tag easily from your phone desktop. Finally, keep yourself up-to-date thanks to Shazam app where you will find some info about tour dates for your tagged artist and buy concerts tickets from there.

This is the paid version Shazam Encore (£2.99), that includes unlimited tagging and exclusive features like integration with Spotify and Pandora Radio. The free version is unlimited tagging just until Jan 1st 2012.

Shazam has been developed by Shazam Entertainment Limited. This is the only app that they've launched in the market but they've reached a great success in the most of mobile platforms.

Shazam is one of those app that you won't probably use everyday. However, you really appreciate to have it installed in your phone when it helps you to discover new songs and artist. We sincerely recommend it.

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Developer's original description available here
Shazam is the best way to identify music and TV. In seconds you’ll know the name of any song, or more about what you’re watching - touch to Shazam to start your journey.

Once you Shazam music, you can easily:
• Preview and buy tracks on Amazon or Google Play
• Sing along to the beat with real time lyrics
• Share your discoveries on any social network
• Watch music videos on YouTube
• Listen to full tracks with Rdio, Spotify or Deezer
• Connect to Rdio to create a playlist of your Shazamed tracks, or add tracks to any Rdio playlist
• 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?
• Go to shazam.com/myshazam 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
• 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.

MIPS devices are not supported

Why does Shazam need these app permissions? https://support.shazam.com/entries/29632198

Recently changed in this version

This is all about the music!

We’ve reworked your homescreen so you can -
• Keep up to date with the latest from all the artists you've Shazamed
• Get instant access to the freshest Shazam charts
• Find out what your friends have Shazamed - just login to Facebook

The ‘Play All’ button lets you -
• Listen to full playlists across Shazam - Charts, your Shazams, and Recommended
• Rate any track with the new player: Like it? Swipe right to save it to My Shazam. Not for you? Swipe left to skip it.


Lists with Shazam Encore

Some lists where this application appears: Reviewed by Emmanuel Lund, Reviewed by Anna Grace.

Comments and ratings for Shazam Encore
  • (50)

    by Tareq A. Samra on 21/12/2014

    I wish to be forwarded to Spotify when i scan a song. Why was this removed?

  • (50)

    by Dreyer Welman on 20/12/2014

    Now even better and worth paying for.....thanks

  • (50)

    by Jonathan Pittman on 20/12/2014

    I don't want to log in with Facebook to get it to remember my tracks. I've saved dozens of songs, and for what? They're all gone.

  • (50)

    by Florent ROUFFIGNAC on 20/12/2014

    It used to be snappy but now there is too much carp in this app. Plus it uses my location even though I told it not to.

  • (50)

    by Stefano Georgiafentis on 20/12/2014

    When you slide side-to-side, it thinks that your scolling down, please fix!

  • (50)

    by Jd Toon on 20/12/2014

    It use to be a good app that did exactly what it was suppose to with no clutter, now it has charts and trending, I don't need that and I can see a way to remove it

  • (50)

    by Nicole Breitkreutz on 20/12/2014

    THANK YOU for the new update. Love that I can play the music without going to another app. Great app would be lost without it.

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