app Shazam


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Shazam is an app that allows you to recognize and identify songs in a few seconds. Surely it has happened to you that you heard a song in a store or on the radio, and you just do not know who is its author or what is its name.

What is Shazam used for

Imagine you are in a bar and that song you heard once, and you liked it, but you don't know its name or the author. Shazam is useful for those occasions, as it allows you to get all that information just by listening to it with the microphone of your mobile phone.

Accessibility and availability

  • The app is available for free in the Android and iOS stores and at the same time it has versions for Mac and Windows which also allows it to operate the program from the computer.
  • A storage space of 100 to 150 MB is required, but this size can be significantly increased with upgrades and more advanced features.
  • You do not need to create an account to use Shazam's basic features, such as song identification, but if you want to access advanced features, such as syncing multiple devices or creating custom lists, it is advisable to create one.


The operation of Shazam is intuitive and simple:

  • When you open the app, you will see a large central button. Once you press it, Shazam will start listening to the song that is playing through the microphone of your device, and a few seconds later, the song title will, and the artist name will show on your screen.
  • It will also show you the album it belongs to as well as display the lyrics live, like a karaoke which allows you to sing along with the music.

A very interesting feature is auto Shazam:

Auto Shazam allows you to keep listening to the app in the background even if it is not open, excellent for the times when you don't have your device at hand. It's important to note that this consumes significant amounts of data and battery.

Highlights features

  • Integration with streaming: Shazam allows the integration with Spotify and Apple Music, so that the song can be added directly to your playlists once identified. This makes it easy to keep your favorite songs in one place.
  • Shazam history: It saves all the songs that were already identified. This is extremely useful when you want to find those tracks you have played in the past.
  • Real Time Lyrics: When the song is playing, Shazam shows you the lyrics of the song so you can sing along while listening to your favorite music in real time.
  • Popularity lists: It also allows you to access lists with the most identified songs to discover trends and new music, which is useful to find new artists and styles that could end up being very interesting.

Security and privacy

Shazam takes seriously the privacy of users in crypt data transmitted between the app and the servers. The user data is handled confidentially and is not shared with third parties without consent.

Anonymous data

The data collected is anonymized, which guarantees the user's privacy and allows a good service without compromising security.

Personal opinion

As a Shazam user, one of the things I really liked is the integration with Spotify, because this way you will not miss any identified song. When the song is playing you hurry to identify it before it ends and with its intuitive one button design there is no margin for error to identify the song in the shortest possible time.

I recommend it because I did not find another application that does this job in a better way, so any music lover should have it on your device. It should also be said that some not so popular songs could not be identified, but that is something logical, since its database can not be infinite.


  • Fast and accurate song identification.
  • Real-time lyrics and popularity charts.
  • Integration with streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music.


  • Does not always recognize very new or rare songs.
  • Requires Internet connection to work.
  • Can consume a lot of battery power in Auto Shazam mode.
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