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Shazam review

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Shazam is an application that allows users to find names of the music tracks by listening to them. Usually, people use the app when they hear a song they like, but do not know the name. If you run Shazam close enough to the music source, the app will provide you with information about the author and song name. The application is free to download. It is available for iOS, Android, Mac OS, Windows 8, Windows RT, BlackBerry, and Symbian OS platforms.

Design and Usability 9/10

Shazam uses a minimalistic design. It is easy to start looking for the song because the only thing you will see after you start the application is a big button. All the icons are clearly visible. It should be mentioned that there only a few icons. All the playlists and songs are sorted into groups, so it should not be hard for you to find them.

Key Functions 9/10

Shazam allows users to find music tracks within a seconds. After you start the application, you will see the big “S” button. Tap it in order to find out the name of the playing song. You can also go to the app settings and make Shazam do it automatically right after you start the app. The feature works great, but sometimes it might be complicated to find out the music name, especially if there is a lot of noise around you. Nevertheless, developers regularly update the application and improve its features.

You can see the “Discover” button that is located at the top right corner. It allows you to visit Shazam Charts and see the most popular songs among the people who use this application. You can also listen to the tracks via Shazam; however, the app provides you with only 30 seconds of a track. In order to listen to the full track, you need to listen to it with the help of Apple Music or Google Play Music.

You can also tap the “Library” button. It is located in the left top corner. There you will be able to see a few sections. The first one is called “Shazams.” It shows you all the music tracks you have ever “Shazamed.” The “Artists” section shows you the artists you might be interested in. There is also “Playlists for you” section. There you will find playlists with the songs you have “Shazamed” + some similar songs. The next section is called “Recent Shazams.” There you will be able to see the last songs you have discovered.

Security 9/10

Shazam application works great. It provides users with the promised content, and it can even find songs that are not very popular. The app is free to download. All the functions are free. You can search for as many songs as you want without paying any money. As was mentioned, because of the noise, you might have to try searching for a song a few times. Shazam is safe to use. It requires permission to use your microphone. Otherwise, it will not be able to search for songs.

User Base: How Big Is It?

Shazam has been downloaded for more than 100 million times for Android and iOS platforms. If you are the kind of person that needs to know the name of the song you hear in the shopping mall, then it is the application that you will definitely enjoy using.

Why Do We Recommend This App?

We recommend you to download Shazam because it is one of the most popular apps that allows users to find different songs. The design of the application is minimalistic, and it will be easy for you to use it. You can manage it in the app settings. Thank you for paying attention to this Shazam review. We hope it helped you to understand the main Shazam features.

Design and Usability 9

Key Functions 9

Security 9

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