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Shazam: Discover songs & lyrics in seconds

Shazam: Discover songs & lyrics in seconds

Apple, Inc.

Find artists, lyrics, & videos for free! Play or connect to stream music now!

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  • img Expert
    1. Know every song! Instantly identify any song in a single second with a single tap, even when offline
    2. Go further! Quickly discover the lyrics & videos to any song you stumble upon
    3. All over the world! Used by hundreds of millions of people worldwide whom you can follow & see what they are discovering

    Reviewed by Antonio Rozich on June 21, 2018

  • Jul 19, 2021

    By Nathan Archer
    Such a great app! I tried to find this song from the Got Milk commercial (and by the way it was only a 10 second clip of it), and in less than half of the short clip, the song was identified! Download this app on your phone so wherever you are, you'll be able to identify any song IN LESS THAN 5 SECONDS!!! YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT!!!
  • It’s like an infant that never grows up Oct 8, 2019

    By Paul n Sidney
    I would like to first say I love this app... Like everybody else I have been using this app for years. It’s simply amazing to be able to find what exactly is a piece of music is that you love so much but never knew either the name or who wrote and performed it. The reason and the only reason I put two stars is because my passion my only time to be able to do this is my hour, Hour and a half commute every morning and evening. I enjoy Shazaming the music that brings happiness peace harmony excitement passion call during my endless rides that we all must make turn earn a living but Listening to music, that gets me through the day... and I’m not big on social media but this is the one thing I enjoy to do is to share the music that brings peace to my soul. Having said that again you have to jump through so many hoops and hit so many buttons just to post a song on Facebook why can’t it remember each time what I want to do and not have to hit pick through the options every single time. Seriously, it’s retarded. Nowww!, just to clarify I’m not making fun of anybody who has learning disabilities, to anybody who is dyslexic or ADD like myself but really it’s just and expression so please forgive me if I insult anybody out there❤️
  • Jul 3, 2021

    By Beth Porter
    Really like this app! It has never been so easy to find the artist and name of that new song that you just can't listen to enough or find the song title and artist information that you just can not seem to remember. Also, saving songs to your Spotify account is also a nice feature in this app.
  • Shazam Oct 26, 2019

    By Mrs Sweet Toe
    When I first got Shazam it was great! Then you did some upgrades and changes which were not so good; however several months later you did additional upgrades which again made the app great! However recently the app keeps blanking out on me will not retain my Shazam history and I am very frustrated by this as I am trying to retain my history in order to purchase music. I have at times Shazam music and found a new artist that I like and then purchased several songs by those artists later even introducing those artist to other people. The retained history is now too difficult to access! You need to repair the problems with Shazam or you will start losing customers me to start with! You are making too many efforts to try to get me to upgrade purchases to the product it is something that I, as well as many others, do not enjoy having foisted on us, so please stop keeping us from using our product simply in an effort to attempt to get us to purchase upgrades. Back in the day that was called a bait and switch and in most states is it legal! Make what we purchased user friendly and we will NOT be searching for other apps to ID and purchase new and old music!
  • Jul 17, 2021

    By Giraffx Design
    Excellent app. I've been using it often for a couple of years and, so far, it identified every song except one. Not bad. However, like many other users, I wish that I could convert my library to a playlist instantly in the music apps that I use, which it does not at this time.
  • It was perfect, until the updated started Oct 29, 2017

    By TiredOfBadApps
    I've had this problem with just a few apps...that I didn't just delete, or with whos developers I am still fighting to have them stop billing me; you get the app (and in this case, pay $4.99), it works great, and you really enjoy using it, or in the case of a navigational app, you depend on it. Then, the update notices start. And it sounds all good to you, so update. Right now this app has been in some state of suspended, useless limbo. The message states that "even though you have paid for this app," it cannot be updated unless you connect to your computer, open iTunes or whatever, Blah, Blah, Blah. I am no where near my Mac. Is this developed for a Mac computer, or for an iPhone? I must have been mistaken, because I thought it was the latter. Screw your poorly designed improvements, and give me back the original app. Too many app developers are travelling this road. It's highley problematic. Only a cell phone company could screw up a Mac product, and really, Mac, get a tighter reign on this kind of thing. You don't look open and innovative, you look stupid and out of control.
  • Jul 14, 2021

    By Sarah Worth
    Hallelujah! No longer will a nameless song be stuck in my head. Also, with the option to view a song's lyrics, I can now belt out the CORRECT words instead of: "I'm in need of a guy" for Eiffel 65's "Da ba dee da ba di" or "Help with the concert plans" instead of Melissa Etheridge's "To h#ll with the consequence." With songs becoming more global & especially with #BTS taking down prior national music borders, a "Lyrics Translation" option would be the next step in Shazam's continuing evolution.
  • Essential to my love for music Oct 5, 2018

    By “B” Porter
    I have used Shazam for so many years.. I use it all the time because music is a passion for me... music is a part of me.. my friends used to tease me in a restaurant or store If background music was playing & I heard anything that I might be interested in, but didn’t know who was making that beautiful sound.. I always whip out my phone & hit Shazam, I’ve built many of playlist from shazamed music, many times of music I would’ve never heard of if not for my ...shazamed from my Shazam’s... I am a fan if not a Shazam addict I’m sure there are other similar apps but I guarantee from experience this one is tried and true dependable!!
  • I LOVE IT SO MUCH I UPGRADED!... then lost 2 years of musical search history :-/ Jun 17, 2019

    By jobengals86
    Works fine. Everything has been linked with my Facebook since day 1. I used the free version for a long time, stored a bunch of history in there and then ... all i did was press the upgrade button because hey, screw commercials if you use an app this much, right? There's also ZERO distinction between the look of the app's digital cover of itself on your screen between the free and paid version - WHY? Neither the free or paid version are linked up with each other in any contiguous way; they’re just two duplicates of the same app, one with ads and one without. So after upgrading and linking all my musical accounts to everything ..... there’s no more history of any of my Shazams. Two stars because it works the exact same way as the free version. Don’t give them your money until they fix these issues; it’s MUCH more worth it to bear a few ads and commercials if it means having your Shazam history, at least in my opinion.
  • Jul 19, 2021

    By Nathan Archer
    Such a great app! I tried to find this song from the Got Milk commercial (and by the way it was only a 10 second clip of it), and in less than half of the short clip, the song was identified! Download this app on your phone so wherever you are, you'll be able to identify any song IN LESS THAN 5 SECONDS!!! YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT!!!
  • It’s like an infant that never grows up Oct 8, 2019

    By Paul n Sidney
    I would like to first say I love this app... Like everybody else I have been using this app for years. It’s simply amazing to be able to find what exactly is a piece of music is that you love so much but never knew either the name or who wrote and performed it. The reason and the only reason I put two stars is because my passion my only time to be able to do this is my hour, Hour and a half commute every morning and evening. I enjoy Shazaming the music that brings happiness peace harmony excitement passion call during my endless rides that we all must make turn earn a living but Listening to music, that gets me through the day... and I’m not big on social media but this is the one thing I enjoy to do is to share the music that brings peace to my soul. Having said that again you have to jump through so many hoops and hit so many buttons just to post a song on Facebook why can’t it remember each time what I want to do and not have to hit pick through the options every single time. Seriously, it’s retarded. Nowww!, just to clarify I’m not making fun of anybody who has learning disabilities, to anybody who is dyslexic or ADD like myself but really it’s just and expression so please forgive me if I insult anybody out there❤️
  • Jul 3, 2021

    By Beth Porter
    Really like this app! It has never been so easy to find the artist and name of that new song that you just can't listen to enough or find the song title and artist information that you just can not seem to remember. Also, saving songs to your Spotify account is also a nice feature in this app.
  • Shazam Oct 26, 2019

    By Mrs Sweet Toe
    When I first got Shazam it was great! Then you did some upgrades and changes which were not so good; however several months later you did additional upgrades which again made the app great! However recently the app keeps blanking out on me will not retain my Shazam history and I am very frustrated by this as I am trying to retain my history in order to purchase music. I have at times Shazam music and found a new artist that I like and then purchased several songs by those artists later even introducing those artist to other people. The retained history is now too difficult to access! You need to repair the problems with Shazam or you will start losing customers me to start with! You are making too many efforts to try to get me to upgrade purchases to the product it is something that I, as well as many others, do not enjoy having foisted on us, so please stop keeping us from using our product simply in an effort to attempt to get us to purchase upgrades. Back in the day that was called a bait and switch and in most states is it legal! Make what we purchased user friendly and we will NOT be searching for other apps to ID and purchase new and old music!
  • Jul 17, 2021

    By Giraffx Design
    Excellent app. I've been using it often for a couple of years and, so far, it identified every song except one. Not bad. However, like many other users, I wish that I could convert my library to a playlist instantly in the music apps that I use, which it does not at this time.
  • It was perfect, until the updated started Oct 29, 2017

    By TiredOfBadApps
    I've had this problem with just a few apps...that I didn't just delete, or with whos developers I am still fighting to have them stop billing me; you get the app (and in this case, pay $4.99), it works great, and you really enjoy using it, or in the case of a navigational app, you depend on it. Then, the update notices start. And it sounds all good to you, so update. Right now this app has been in some state of suspended, useless limbo. The message states that "even though you have paid for this app," it cannot be updated unless you connect to your computer, open iTunes or whatever, Blah, Blah, Blah. I am no where near my Mac. Is this developed for a Mac computer, or for an iPhone? I must have been mistaken, because I thought it was the latter. Screw your poorly designed improvements, and give me back the original app. Too many app developers are travelling this road. It's highley problematic. Only a cell phone company could screw up a Mac product, and really, Mac, get a tighter reign on this kind of thing. You don't look open and innovative, you look stupid and out of control.
  • Jul 14, 2021

    By Sarah Worth
    Hallelujah! No longer will a nameless song be stuck in my head. Also, with the option to view a song's lyrics, I can now belt out the CORRECT words instead of: "I'm in need of a guy" for Eiffel 65's "Da ba dee da ba di" or "Help with the concert plans" instead of Melissa Etheridge's "To h#ll with the consequence." With songs becoming more global & especially with #BTS taking down prior national music borders, a "Lyrics Translation" option would be the next step in Shazam's continuing evolution.
  • Essential to my love for music Oct 5, 2018

    By “B” Porter
    I have used Shazam for so many years.. I use it all the time because music is a passion for me... music is a part of me.. my friends used to tease me in a restaurant or store If background music was playing & I heard anything that I might be interested in, but didn’t know who was making that beautiful sound.. I always whip out my phone & hit Shazam, I’ve built many of playlist from shazamed music, many times of music I would’ve never heard of if not for my ...shazamed from my Shazam’s... I am a fan if not a Shazam addict I’m sure there are other similar apps but I guarantee from experience this one is tried and true dependable!!
  • I LOVE IT SO MUCH I UPGRADED!... then lost 2 years of musical search history :-/ Jun 17, 2019

    By jobengals86
    Works fine. Everything has been linked with my Facebook since day 1. I used the free version for a long time, stored a bunch of history in there and then ... all i did was press the upgrade button because hey, screw commercials if you use an app this much, right? There's also ZERO distinction between the look of the app's digital cover of itself on your screen between the free and paid version - WHY? Neither the free or paid version are linked up with each other in any contiguous way; they’re just two duplicates of the same app, one with ads and one without. So after upgrading and linking all my musical accounts to everything ..... there’s no more history of any of my Shazams. Two stars because it works the exact same way as the free version. Don’t give them your money until they fix these issues; it’s MUCH more worth it to bear a few ads and commercials if it means having your Shazam history, at least in my opinion.
  • So glad this App is here Jul 24, 2019

    By I'd hit it J Roc
    So glad that I bought this app. The free version was good ( I don’t even know if there is anymore? Was a while ago for me). I bought it because I just wanted a little more. To make sure I got the most out of it and it could save all my music finds. (Like I said it was a while ago and my memory is terrible)....... I gave it a 4 out 5 because sometimes the songs I tired to Shazam don’t get found. Maybe my location or cell service WiFi who knows. Or it could be it’s new or freestyle or something ? I have no idea.. Possibly be because they’re not “Shazamable”? Nun the leased I’m glad I have this app. I’ve Shazamed close to over 500 songs. Definitely worth. Get it!!!
  • Jul 22, 2021

    By Alice Valentine
    This used to be an amazing app, but lately it won't even show the song. Keeps showing me that there is a problem and sometimes doesn't even detect the song. FIX THIS PLEASE!
  • Jul 2, 2021

    By Amy Bryant
    The app started not identifying the television show last week. It finally connected at the last song of the first round. This week it would only list the first song played in the library. Unable to play the game and very disappointed! This was something we did as a family once per week.
  • Jul 14, 2021

    By Dakota Epicman
    This app will not identify music with it's offline search feature, it says it saves it but never shows the name of the song when you receive a data connection again. Pathetic. This has been an issue for so many people lately!
  • Jul 5, 2021

    By Welby Matthews
    I hummed a very simple melody from what I now know is kids by mgmt, however Shazam could not identify the extremely simplistic lead from the beginning of the song, and I had to find it another way. Unless the song is already playing (making Shazam useless) or you know the words (making Shazam useless) it won't be able to identify the song, even if you hum the correct notes.
  • Jul 4, 2021

    By John Piraino
    This was a great app until Apple took it over. The app keeps asking to install Discover and log in. Discover is installed and I'm logged in and it still nags to install and log in. Long press Shazam us broken as well. Waste of money paying for this app.
  • Jul 14, 2021

    By Alexander Lawrence
    I don't know if it has to just be the music or if it can pick up music in the background of a show or movie but unless there's a song directly playing its pretty useless, I wish there was some way to enhance its ability to recognize...
  • Jul 2, 2021

    By Jennifer Partlan
    I keep trying to play during the TV show but it won't load the game. There should be a separate button to play along with TV show instead of the main button that apparently doesn't always work.
  • Jul 20, 2021

    By Grumpy Old Fart
    It has improved 2 stars when it can identify non famous singers then I'll give it 5 stars cause I have cd music I bought from the store with songs from the 80's and 90's this can not even identify either
  • Latest Shazam update is horrible (v11.9.1) May 8, 2018

    By iomracer
    With the latest update of Shazam you cannot remove Shazam’ed songs. Your list sync’s with their servers and retains everything you Shazam’d, even if you used the ‘remove from my Shazam’ function, the songs come back. Also, when looking up artists it no long tells you how many people have Shazam’d that artist. But worse, you cannot just click ‘follow’ (or ‘unfollow’) an artist from that tab - you have to go to My Shazams and unfollow one at a time. At least the song recognition feature remains intact. I Shazam many less popular songs (e.g. those broadcast by KCRW) and it gets 99% of them.
  • Jul 8, 2021

    By Laurette Williams
    I use this when watching BEAT SHAZAM for the last few seasons...THAT IS UNTIL THIS SEASON! IT DOES NOT WORK! It never recognizes when I'm trying to play along, so I miss out on possibly winning money. I've deleted it and reinstalled it MULTIPLE TIMES and it just doesn't work. 🤬🤬🤬😡😡😡

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  • img Expert
    1. Know every song! Instantly identify any song in a single second with a single tap, even when offline
    2. Go further! Quickly discover the lyrics & videos to any song you stumble upon
    3. All over the world! Used by hundreds of millions of people worldwide whom you can follow & see what they are discovering

    Reviewed by Antonio Rozich on June 21, 2018

  • Jul 19, 2021

    By Nathan Archer
    Such a great app! I tried to find this song from the Got Milk commercial (and by the way it was only a 10 second clip of it), and in less than half of the short clip, the song was identified! Download this app on your phone so wherever you are, you'll be able to identify any song IN LESS THAN 5 SECONDS!!! YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT!!!
  • Jul 3, 2021

    By Beth Porter
    Really like this app! It has never been so easy to find the artist and name of that new song that you just can't listen to enough or find the song title and artist information that you just can not seem to remember. Also, saving songs to your Spotify account is also a nice feature in this app.
  • Essential to my love for music Oct 5, 2018

    By “B” Porter
    I have used Shazam for so many years.. I use it all the time because music is a passion for me... music is a part of me.. my friends used to tease me in a restaurant or store If background music was playing & I heard anything that I might be interested in, but didn’t know who was making that beautiful sound.. I always whip out my phone & hit Shazam, I’ve built many of playlist from shazamed music, many times of music I would’ve never heard of if not for my ...shazamed from my Shazam’s... I am a fan if not a Shazam addict I’m sure there are other similar apps but I guarantee from experience this one is tried and true dependable!!
  • I LOVE IT SO MUCH I UPGRADED!... then lost 2 years of musical search history :-/ Jun 17, 2019

    By jobengals86
    Works fine. Everything has been linked with my Facebook since day 1. I used the free version for a long time, stored a bunch of history in there and then ... all i did was press the upgrade button because hey, screw commercials if you use an app this much, right? There's also ZERO distinction between the look of the app's digital cover of itself on your screen between the free and paid version - WHY? Neither the free or paid version are linked up with each other in any contiguous way; they’re just two duplicates of the same app, one with ads and one without. So after upgrading and linking all my musical accounts to everything ..... there’s no more history of any of my Shazams. Two stars because it works the exact same way as the free version. Don’t give them your money until they fix these issues; it’s MUCH more worth it to bear a few ads and commercials if it means having your Shazam history, at least in my opinion.
  • Jul 2, 2021

    By Eric Ondler
    I'm a little surprised I'm this excited to write a review for an app. I've known about Shazam for, literally YEARS, and today I tried it out for the first time. I was watching The Marvelous Mrs Maisel (FYI Excellent show and SDK) and wanted to know who did one of the ending tracks. Within maybe 3 seconds I was rewarded with "the Strokes" 'Sometime'. After starting the app, I had to press ONE button. Thank you authors of Shazam!!!
  • Love it, but, stop forcing Apple Music on me Oct 27, 2020

    By Lil'Bunny5
    I LOVE Shazam and how it helps me find the names of obscure songs. Call me old school but I still like making my own playlists. I like hearing what I want, in the order I want to hear it. It’s worth paying for the song and supporting the artist. However, it seems like there was some sort of partnership that occurred in the past year that makes it harder to navigate from there to iTunes to buy the song. You have to hit a few more buttons than before. It definitely seems like the app’s preference is for you to subscribe to Apple Music. Just a heads up.
  • Great software May 22, 2018

    By richardvjohnson
    As a software engineer myself I can scarcely comprehend the ingenuity. First tried it in 2009 and acquired a lot of great music as a result. But for a few years I more or less recognized all the music I heard in public places so didn’t need it. But a few days ago I heard a song I really couldn’t do without so I downloaded the current app from the Apple app store. Learned the song was Showtime by DJ Slimm, downloaded the EP from Tidal and love it. I’m also a jazz and classical musician as well as a software engineer so I appreciate any musical knowledge I can acquire. I would describe Shazam as the musical equivalent of Wikipedia. Cheers Riccardo Johnson
  • Remembering songs with ease Dec 12, 2019

    By bloodbubble
    For years whenever I hear a song I like, I’am unable to go out and get it because for the first twenty years of my life, it’s hard for me to walk into town and get the album the songs is contained because I lived on a dead end street off a road with no sidewalks so I ended up staying in my house for most of the time, and now with this app, I could track down the artists who sang the songs I enjoyed anytime I want and will always use it for the rest of my life.
  • Jul 13, 2021

    By zpurpz
    One of my favorite apps for over 5 years now. I would kindly like to request the ability to put notes and even highlight our past Shazams ! Basically would like to organize my Shazam'd tracks a bit more. Perhaps also a way to show by Genre or Track release dates ? Much love to the Shazam Team!
  • Jul 11, 2021

    By Laila Vega
    I love this app because if you don't know a songs name or lyrics you can come to this app hit the s button and it'll show you the same song you are looking for. At the very top it has lyrics video and more I love this app it is so helpful because sometimes I don't know what songs I'm listening to that I like so I come to this great app to help me
  • It’s like an infant that never grows up Oct 8, 2019

    By Paul n Sidney
    I would like to first say I love this app... Like everybody else I have been using this app for years. It’s simply amazing to be able to find what exactly is a piece of music is that you love so much but never knew either the name or who wrote and performed it. The reason and the only reason I put two stars is because my passion my only time to be able to do this is my hour, Hour and a half commute every morning and evening. I enjoy Shazaming the music that brings happiness peace harmony excitement passion call during my endless rides that we all must make turn earn a living but Listening to music, that gets me through the day... and I’m not big on social media but this is the one thing I enjoy to do is to share the music that brings peace to my soul. Having said that again you have to jump through so many hoops and hit so many buttons just to post a song on Facebook why can’t it remember each time what I want to do and not have to hit pick through the options every single time. Seriously, it’s retarded. Nowww!, just to clarify I’m not making fun of anybody who has learning disabilities, to anybody who is dyslexic or ADD like myself but really it’s just and expression so please forgive me if I insult anybody out there❤️
  • Jul 17, 2021

    By Giraffx Design
    Excellent app. I've been using it often for a couple of years and, so far, it identified every song except one. Not bad. However, like many other users, I wish that I could convert my library to a playlist instantly in the music apps that I use, which it does not at this time.
  • Jul 14, 2021

    By Sarah Worth
    Hallelujah! No longer will a nameless song be stuck in my head. Also, with the option to view a song's lyrics, I can now belt out the CORRECT words instead of: "I'm in need of a guy" for Eiffel 65's "Da ba dee da ba di" or "Help with the concert plans" instead of Melissa Etheridge's "To h#ll with the consequence." With songs becoming more global & especially with #BTS taking down prior national music borders, a "Lyrics Translation" option would be the next step in Shazam's continuing evolution.
  • So glad this App is here Jul 24, 2019

    By I'd hit it J Roc
    So glad that I bought this app. The free version was good ( I don’t even know if there is anymore? Was a while ago for me). I bought it because I just wanted a little more. To make sure I got the most out of it and it could save all my music finds. (Like I said it was a while ago and my memory is terrible)....... I gave it a 4 out 5 because sometimes the songs I tired to Shazam don’t get found. Maybe my location or cell service WiFi who knows. Or it could be it’s new or freestyle or something ? I have no idea.. Possibly be because they’re not “Shazamable”? Nun the leased I’m glad I have this app. I’ve Shazamed close to over 500 songs. Definitely worth. Get it!!!
  • Jul 8, 2021

    By Wilbur Johnson
    Difficult to catch some songs, actually alot of songs. At first, it was good and that led me to upgrade to Encore. I didn't quite understand the problem but accepted. I just got alot less over time.
  • But you say … ?! Mar 4, 2020

    By PhelineCat
    I'm trying to track down a system wide bug on my phone (sometimes an app crashing immediately is you) and I have updates in my queue for Shazam and Shazam Encore. There's a note near the most recent update, from 6 days ago (it's 3/4/20) that Shazam Encore's no longer supported. Odd. Maybe it's not hereafter. If so they chose poorly what name to keep. 10+ years ago Shazam- whatever one- left me hanging on a lot of my queries. I assume it's because I don't listen to any commercial or commercial adjacent music. I suppose it's better now but not as perfect as many reviewers say.
  • Loved for years Feb 16, 2020

    By Lab Nerd
    However I recently realized there is no way to report inaccuracies, at least not from within the app. There aren’t many, of course, but when it comes to instrumentals, some of the newer stuff can be tough. So there should definitely should be a way to (at the very least) submit possible inaccuracies for review. Otherwise, perfection, and always an automatic go-to app/service!
  • Hell of a Shazam Oct 27, 2019

    By cannedarts
    About as good as it gets for instant song identification and also will instantly add to your playlist. Keeps track of all your Shazammed songs, as well, and can play them without having to download. If there’s a better system out there, I’d like to know. Would’ve given 4 Stars, but think there’s always room for improvement. Too much to keep at this review.
  • App problem Jan 28, 2018

    By Jimbo32984
    This was a great app. As of recently when I hit play all to play songs that I’ve shazamed once my phone locks or I exit the app to do something else the app freezes and the music stops. Hoping they can fix this issue. Idk if anyone else has the same problem. Has been happening. For a few weeks now.
  • Had to knock one star Mar 16, 2018

    By Jung Money
    Had to take off a star. I had the free version, but it became unavailable and I was forced to pay for the upgraded version if I wanted to continue to use the app. Later, they made the app free again. I will give them back the star if I get my money back plus interest.
  • Shazam Oct 26, 2019

    By Mrs Sweet Toe
    When I first got Shazam it was great! Then you did some upgrades and changes which were not so good; however several months later you did additional upgrades which again made the app great! However recently the app keeps blanking out on me will not retain my Shazam history and I am very frustrated by this as I am trying to retain my history in order to purchase music. I have at times Shazam music and found a new artist that I like and then purchased several songs by those artists later even introducing those artist to other people. The retained history is now too difficult to access! You need to repair the problems with Shazam or you will start losing customers me to start with! You are making too many efforts to try to get me to upgrade purchases to the product it is something that I, as well as many others, do not enjoy having foisted on us, so please stop keeping us from using our product simply in an effort to attempt to get us to purchase upgrades. Back in the day that was called a bait and switch and in most states is it legal! Make what we purchased user friendly and we will NOT be searching for other apps to ID and purchase new and old music!
  • It was perfect, until the updated started Oct 29, 2017

    By TiredOfBadApps
    I've had this problem with just a few apps...that I didn't just delete, or with whos developers I am still fighting to have them stop billing me; you get the app (and in this case, pay $4.99), it works great, and you really enjoy using it, or in the case of a navigational app, you depend on it. Then, the update notices start. And it sounds all good to you, so update. Right now this app has been in some state of suspended, useless limbo. The message states that "even though you have paid for this app," it cannot be updated unless you connect to your computer, open iTunes or whatever, Blah, Blah, Blah. I am no where near my Mac. Is this developed for a Mac computer, or for an iPhone? I must have been mistaken, because I thought it was the latter. Screw your poorly designed improvements, and give me back the original app. Too many app developers are travelling this road. It's highley problematic. Only a cell phone company could screw up a Mac product, and really, Mac, get a tighter reign on this kind of thing. You don't look open and innovative, you look stupid and out of control.
  • Missing auto Oct 7, 2017

    By Ashvic920
    You guys got rid of the auto button. I NEEDED that to tag the songs I listened to while driving! Update: I figured out the new auto button like a minute after I wrote this review, so I'm changing it to 3 stars. I'm still having an issue with push notifications. That hasn't been working in over a year! I've seen multiple FAQs about that and they all say to change it in settings. However, whenever I try to find the toggle in settings (both in the app and on my phones settings) the option isn't there. I literally have nothing that can turn on and off the push notifications! You will get 5 stars when you give me that option back!
  • Fair to Good application Nov 18, 2020

    By Me, myself, and I (1970)
    Really the only worthwhile application for identifying music and/or songs from different sources. Now, that being said, there has been a deterioration in the accuracy and/or ability to even identify music and/or songs for about the past two to three years. I am not sure what it is, or if it’s platform specific, but has been increasingly more difficult to identify pieces of music/song with this app., say within the year or two. However, since it is the only viable app available for this purpose. I just really wish it was more reliable ☹️🙄.
  • Jul 21, 2021

    By Eric Paris
    Great for popular artists and songs but has a hard time discerning more unusual songs, which is the purpose of the app.
  • Why’d you remove the map of top tens all over the world??? Nov 1, 2020

    By SnoopyVela
    Why why why did yo guys remove the map feature???? Now the top songs are broken down into USA and “the world”. The map feature allowed the user to press on any country and get their top ten, it was amazing. This new categorization is horrible and so limiting. If I want to see what the number one song is in Nigeria versus Argentina I can no longer do that, greatly limiting my exposure to music beyond my normal reach. Please bring this feature back!
  • Humming and concerts are it's weakness Jan 23, 2018

    By ORHobbes
    This is obviously a great doing detection service. There are just two shortcomings... 1) It cannot detect songs by humming the way that SoundHound can. That's a huge problem when you have a song in your head but don't know many of the words. If SoundHound can identify the song from just humming it, then why can't Shazam? 2) It struggles identifying songs when you are at a live concert, whereas SoundHound seems to always figure the song out. Again, a huge weakness compared to their competitor. Shazam has other advantages such as camera scanning, but the humming and concert features would be far more useful. Hopefully now that Apple owns Shazam, they have the resources available to fix these two shortcomings in doing detection.
  • LOVE THIS APP...now I’m not so sure Oct 19, 2017

    By Darkkeep
    I've been using Shazam since it was first released and it is STILL my go to app for any smart phone device. This app WAS my go to and I supported several artists by being able to find them and purchase their music. Now Shazam has started “The Hit List” which blocks you from discovering certain artists. All I’ll say is...shame on you. If this is going to be the new common occurrence...I’ll be removing the app.
  • Good when it works Apr 1, 2020

    By DJ Synthetic
    Sometimes this app identifies song info correctly... other times, I will attempt to identify the same song 5 times with it giving me a different match every time. At the moment I’m having an issue with when the Shazam app opens, it will immediately freeze the music playing from my other app (SoundCloud), which happens to be the track I’m trying to identify.
  • Jul 22, 2021

    By Alice Valentine
    This used to be an amazing app, but lately it won't even show the song. Keeps showing me that there is a problem and sometimes doesn't even detect the song. FIX THIS PLEASE!
  • Jul 5, 2021

    By Welby Matthews
    I hummed a very simple melody from what I now know is kids by mgmt, however Shazam could not identify the extremely simplistic lead from the beginning of the song, and I had to find it another way. Unless the song is already playing (making Shazam useless) or you know the words (making Shazam useless) it won't be able to identify the song, even if you hum the correct notes.
  • Jul 14, 2021

    By Alexander Lawrence
    I don't know if it has to just be the music or if it can pick up music in the background of a show or movie but unless there's a song directly playing its pretty useless, I wish there was some way to enhance its ability to recognize...
  • Jul 2, 2021

    By Jennifer Partlan
    I keep trying to play during the TV show but it won't load the game. There should be a separate button to play along with TV show instead of the main button that apparently doesn't always work.
  • Jul 20, 2021

    By Grumpy Old Fart
    It has improved 2 stars when it can identify non famous singers then I'll give it 5 stars cause I have cd music I bought from the store with songs from the 80's and 90's this can not even identify either
  • Latest Shazam update is horrible (v11.9.1) May 8, 2018

    By iomracer
    With the latest update of Shazam you cannot remove Shazam’ed songs. Your list sync’s with their servers and retains everything you Shazam’d, even if you used the ‘remove from my Shazam’ function, the songs come back. Also, when looking up artists it no long tells you how many people have Shazam’d that artist. But worse, you cannot just click ‘follow’ (or ‘unfollow’) an artist from that tab - you have to go to My Shazams and unfollow one at a time. At least the song recognition feature remains intact. I Shazam many less popular songs (e.g. those broadcast by KCRW) and it gets 99% of them.
  • Soundhound is so much better Mar 12, 2018

    By pookerella
    I do not understand why they wanted to destroy this app. It’s slow, it’s database blows and 60% of the time it doesn’t find what you’re looking for. Music isn’t only about what’s going on today, people. And even then, it doesn’t have the newest releases unless it’s major releases! All the alt and obscure stuff isn’t there, even in today’s music. And then Soundhound will find it. Maybe if Shazam didn’t spend all those years on TELEVISION NONSENSE, they would have a better app. But they did. And it’s not great. Used to be great. Not any more. #sad
  • Original Shazam was 5 stars Oct 8, 2017

    By alexcdj
    I prefer original Shazam when it first came out a few years ago. It was simple, user friendly, straight to the point. It gave me the song info-exactly what I was asking for. But, lately, Shazam has grown into this complicated, too gimmicky apps. I don’t need all that it is offering. Navigation also has been redesigned to become unfriendly and not so easy to use. 😞
  • Jul 2, 2021

    By Amy Bryant
    The app started not identifying the television show last week. It finally connected at the last song of the first round. This week it would only list the first song played in the library. Unable to play the game and very disappointed! This was something we did as a family once per week.
  • Jul 14, 2021

    By Dakota Epicman
    This app will not identify music with it's offline search feature, it says it saves it but never shows the name of the song when you receive a data connection again. Pathetic. This has been an issue for so many people lately!
  • Jul 4, 2021

    By John Piraino
    This was a great app until Apple took it over. The app keeps asking to install Discover and log in. Discover is installed and I'm logged in and it still nags to install and log in. Long press Shazam us broken as well. Waste of money paying for this app.
  • Jul 8, 2021

    By Laurette Williams
    I use this when watching BEAT SHAZAM for the last few seasons...THAT IS UNTIL THIS SEASON! IT DOES NOT WORK! It never recognizes when I'm trying to play along, so I miss out on possibly winning money. I've deleted it and reinstalled it MULTIPLE TIMES and it just doesn't work. 🤬🤬🤬😡😡😡
  • Jul 2, 2021

    By Angela Scriber
    Haven't been able to play along in 2 weeks. This week, every time I tap the button to Shazam, it directs me to a page to watch music videos 😡
  • It deleted my entire Apple Music Playlist Jul 19, 2020

    By timmy808
    I have been using the app for years. I have loved it until recently. I think a recent update did something to completely delete the Apple Music playlist that i had built with Shazam over the last few years. That is hundreds of songs over the course of years that are now completely deleted from my phone. It is a real shame because i really loved using this app.
  • Synchronization Sep 7, 2020

    By Nikita805
    Synchronization with Apple I music is a hit or miss. Very frustrating when you do what they say to synch and still not all the songs from Shazam are synchros to Apple I music!!! And the constant signing to my Apple account is frustrating if I close the app and reopen it or if I want Shazam to identify a song. With modern technology with face recognition & fingerprint I should be able to sign in that way and not typing it old school way all the time!!!!!
  • The changes are terrible Nov 16, 2019

    By brett.carrier
    I used to be able to purchase the songs I found from your app directly from the App Store. Now your links send to what the App Store wants me to see. I actually had to search my song in the App Store to buy it. If that’s the way Shazam is going to work it’s not going to work for me anymore. in addition, when I tried to submit this review it rejected the name I put as mine..
  • Needs iCloud integration. Sep 24, 2019

    By SwankPeRFection
    When AirPlaying a video from the app to an AppleTV, if the app is thrown into the background or the iPhone is locked, after 30 seconds, the AirPlay stream stop and crashes out. This is on an XR with iOS 13.0. Fix this! Why do I need to create yet another account to backup my data? That’s lame. Every other app has iCloud integration for such purposes. I don’t need you farming my info by doing this.
  • Improve watch app Jun 19, 2018

    By Jackx36
    The Apple Watch Shazam app is pretty horrendous. It take on average 30 to 45 seconds to identify a song AND it's not native on the watch. The amount of time it takes to load the app and to identify a song, you better hope you you're no more than halfway thorough the song already. Edit: the app just crashes all together now. I’ve removed the Apple Watch app. Useless.

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