Wondering What Song That is? You Need This App
Do you have times in a restaurant, a shop or walking in a street, a song came on, and you liked it but didn’t know which song it was, and who was the artist? A few days later, you were still wondering? If this ever happened to you, you need Shazam.
Shazam can solve the dilemma in a few taps. All you need to do is pressing a button on your phone, and in seconds you'll get the artist and song title.
How Shazam works? The company has a library of more than 8 million songs, and it uses a technique to process each track into a simple signature, called ‘fingerprint’. When you hold your phone up to a song, Shazam processes the clip into a signature code, and then matches it with its ‘fingerprint’ library.
Shazam can match songs in noisy environments. However, depending on the quality of the environment, the system may need five seconds of music to make a match, and obviously it only can match songs that are in its library.
The app is reasonably easy to use, here is how to.
1. Download the App
Firstly go to Shazam Review Page, and download and install the app.
2. Identify Songs
Tap on Shazam on your mobile to launch Shazam.
On the screen ‘Tap to Shazam’, tap to identify the song which is playing. It will ask for permission to record audio, press ‘Allow’. Then it would start listening (image). In my case, I had ‘Shape of You’ played at the background. It took less than a second to recognise it correctly.
Songs identified will be saved to ‘My Shazam’. You can tap on the ‘My Shazam’ at the top of the screen to find out all songs you’ve saved.
If the environment is noisy and Shazam cannot record properly, it will ask you to try again. Hold your phone closer to the music, and it will show you the magic.
3. Discover new music
Tap on the ‘Discover’ on the top menu to discover songs. If this is first time you tap on the ‘Discover’, a blue screen appears for you to select the type of music or the tracks in a country. Artists and song tracks will display. You select at least 5 artists to follow, Shazam will then sent you the daily mix of songs according to your selection. Then the second time you tap on the ‘Discover’, it will show the daily mix.
You can improve the mix by changing the artists you follow.
4. Explore Top Tracks
Tap on the ‘Charts’ on the top menu at the top of the screen. Tap on the country you would like to explore, it will show the list of top tracks.
Search for artists and songs
You can sample the songs and follow the artists. Shazam is integrated with google play music and Spotify where you can purchase the songs you enjoy.
In summary, Shazam is amazing and convenient. Why not give it a try yourself.