Product Type: Shazam Entertainment software for handheld and PDAs
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Never wonder what the song is anymore(iphone app not website)
Shazam (iPhone Application)
Member Name: Vicki1989
Shazam (iPhone Application)
Date: 30/04/10, updated on 30/04/10 (76 review reads)
Advantages: Incredibly accurate and free
I remember years ago when i used to watch the music channels whilst getting ready for school an advert would come on during the breaks called Shazam, which you would dial 2580 on your phone and hold it next to a speaker and it would text you back with the song and artist. I always though that this was great, although could prove to be quite costly if used frequently. When i bought my iphone, I was searching through the app store to see any new apps I could load onto the phone, and I came across Shazam.
The version I have is free, however, you can purchase one for only £2.99 which has far more detail in terms on band information and where and when they are performing. Im not into music too much, and rarely go to see bands live, so the free version is perfect for me. When I first heard about it I was a little dubious as to how accurate it could be, as it seemed too simple to be true, however, after using it for around three months I can say that it really is as simple as it sounds, and as of yet it has recognised every song which i have requested. The free app for the iphone allows you to tag an unlimited amount of songs, however, there is an update which I have not done because I think it now limits your tagging if you have had the app after November 2009. It saves all of your tags, and I use it frequently at work or out and about to quickly tag a song I like, go home and download it. It does give you links now to youtube so you can watch the video, and also to itunes so you can download it there and then, it really is a way of making life very simple.
You tag a song by clicking 'tag now' and hold the phone up to the music for around 15 seconds, and about 10 seconds later it will analyse the song and show you what it si called and the artist who sings it, all within 30 seconds.
It is available for every other smart phone too and has recently been released for the ipad, however, I havent used it on any other format so cant comment on these.
Overall I think that Shazam is a music revelation and solves those little problems of thinking 'I know this song but cant think of what its called' , I just had a thought that it could be great during a pub quiz too, but I wouldnt endorse cheating! The database must be massive and the technology to impliment this is mind boggling considering its accuracy. I really cant see why anybody wouldnt want to own this, espicially as it can be a free service, it just sits of the phone until you need it, and it wont let you down.
Summary: Simple-Get it!