Shazam archive

  • Auto Shazam comes to iPhone for song and TV recognition without the need to touch a button
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    Auto Shazam comes to iPhone for song and TV recognition without the need to touch a button

    By 19 December 2013

    You might already have the Auto Shazam function on your iPad version of the app, but where you really need it - when mobile - it’s been lacking. Now that problem is gone as Auto Shazam comes to iPhone. Download the latest version of the free app, turn...

  • Shazam app will now automatically add a song to Rdio playlist
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    Shazam app will now automatically add a song to Rdio playlist

    By 9 December 2013

    When a song has been identified within Shazam, it can now automatically be ported to a Rdio playlist for quick listening. The feature was added in an update to the Shazam for iOS app on Monday and will be available on Android in the coming weeks. In the...

  • Shazam for Android gets massive update, 4.0 adds faster song recognition and more
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    Shazam for Android gets massive update, 4.0 adds faster song recognition and more

    By 30 August 2013

    Shazam for Android version 4.0 has hit Google Play, adding a swathe of new features and design tweaks. The new edition of the popular song recognition application can now return results far quicker than before, and the new user interface now features...

  • Shazam for Windows Phone 8 now available, unlimited tagging and links to Xbox Music
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    Shazam for Windows Phone 8 now available, unlimited tagging and links to Xbox Music

    By 30 May 2013

    A version of the Shazam music-tagging app has now officially arrived on the Windows Phone store and it has been completely redesigned for Windows Phone 8. Including the new features that have appeared on other mobile versions of Shazam, plus a few dedicated...

  • Shazam for iPad relaunches with all new design and features
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    Shazam for iPad relaunches with all new design and features

    By 23 May 2013

    Shazam has launched a brand new version of its iPad music discovery application. The new Shazam for iPad has been completely redesigned, with many improvements and additional features. There is a new discovery home screen, an improved layout for tag results,...

  • Shazam and Rdio partnership now hits UK, tag a song and play it for free
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    Shazam and Rdio partnership now hits UK, tag a song and play it for free

    By 9 May 2013

    Shazam and Rdio have extended their partnership to regions outside the US, including the UK. It means you can tag a song on the Shazam app on a smartphone and choose to play it on the Rdio application free of charge or as part of your paid subscription....

  • New Shazam app for Android and iPad unveiled
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    New Shazam app for Android and iPad unveiled

    By 25 February 2013

    Shazam for iPad and Android has been updated. The new-look app has a totally redesigned home screen which makes navigating the whole Shazam experience that much easier. It also looks a lot slicker than previous Shazam offerings on tablets, with a better...

  • Get your photo on telly during X-Factor Final, Intel Shazam-enabled advert cut live
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    Get your photo on telly during X-Factor Final, Intel Shazam-enabled advert cut live

    By 5 December 2012

    Adverts throughout the run of The X-Factor on ITV this year have been popping up with Shazam-enabled interactivity, with song downloads and all manner of interesting smartphone shenanigans being offered to viewers quick off the mark. Now Intel is offering...

  • Britain's Got Talent final to have Shazam-enabled adverts
    Televisions

    Britain's Got Talent final to have Shazam-enabled adverts

    By 10 May 2012

    Britain’s Got Talent fans will be able to use music tagging app Shazam during the advert breaks for the series final for a chance to win a selection of prizes.  By tagging the Pepsi Max and Cadbury Unwrap Gold advertisements with the Shazam app, users...

  • ITV to exclusively show Shazam-enabled adverts
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    ITV to exclusively show Shazam-enabled adverts

    By 19 April 2012

    ITV and Shazam have signed an agreement that allows the UK broadcaster exclusively to add Shazam functionality to adverts shown on its channels. Viewers will be able to use the audio-recognising applications on their smartphones to enter competitions,...

  • Shazam's one-second music recognition update
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    Shazam's one-second music recognition update

    By 3 April 2012

    Shazam’s music-recognition app has received an update that claims you’ll be able to name that tune in as little as one second. Shazam 5.0 has rapidly reduced the waiting time needed for you to be alerted to the name of the track you are listening...

  • Shazam-style audio recognition for TV shows coming to Zeebox
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    Shazam-style audio recognition for TV shows coming to Zeebox

    By 19 January 2012

    Audible Magic has told Pocket-lint that it is talking to the maker of Zeebox, the UK social TV application, to bring its Shazam-style audio recognition software, Live TViD, to the platform. Live TViD is a digital fingerprinting technology that listens...

  • Shazam Player offers new iPhone music player, brings lyrics to life
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    Shazam Player offers new iPhone music player, brings lyrics to life

    By 11 January 2012

    Shazam, known for its music identification service, are moving in the to music playback arena with the launch of Shazam Player.  Shazam Player offers all the basic search, navigation and management of tracks, albums and playlists that you get with the...

  • Best iPhone music apps
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    Best iPhone music apps

    By 2 January 2012

    Take one iPhone, add a decent data connection, a pair of headphones that didn't come free in the box and all you need to bring yourself 24/7 music wherever you go is a well chosen set of apps and services. As ever, this is where we come in at Pocket-lint...

  • Best Windows Phone 7 apps
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    Best Windows Phone 7 apps

    By 27 December 2011

    So you've got a Windows Phone 7 phone, and now you need to fill it with lovely Windows Phone 7 apps. But with over 45,000 apps available for the Microsoft platform what are the best ones to get and are there any that take advantage of the Metro interface. ...

  • Shazam update gives iPhone free unlimited tagging
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    Shazam update gives iPhone free unlimited tagging

    By 29 September 2011

    Shazam has updated the music tagging app for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad to now offer users unlimited tagging. Previously, users of the free app were restricted to 5 tags a month. In addition, there will be a Goldentag sweepstake with the chance to win...

  • Karaoke fun with Shazam LyricPlay
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    Karaoke fun with Shazam LyricPlay

    By 15 June 2011

    Shazam has announced its first every corporate acquisition, snapping up Silicon-Valley start-up Tunezee - meaning a funky new feature for users of the popular music tagging service. Shazam LyricPlay has hit the premium Encore version of Shazam, meaning...

  • Shazam offers Fandroids free tagging
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    Shazam offers Fandroids free tagging

    By 29 April 2011

    Shazam has announced that Android users will benefit from free unlimited tagging from now until January. Previously, it was only users who coughed up a subscription fee for Shazam Encore who could tag away as much as they pleased, but the updated Android...

  • Shazam adds Facebook friends to the mix
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    Shazam adds Facebook friends to the mix

    By 22 March 2011

    Shazam, the popular music tagging app, has beefed up its social networking presence by adding "Shazam Friends" into the equation - a platform for taggers to keep their Facebook buddies updated as to what music is catching their ears. Shazam Friends adds...

  • Spotify and Shazam in tag-team action
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    Spotify and Shazam in tag-team action

    By 13 January 2011

    Two of the coolest music apps on your iPhone or Android device just got a bit cooler with the news that a "Play in Spotify" button has hit premium Shazam apps. This means that if you hear a tune that tickles your fancy, you can tag it with Shazam and...

  • Shazam brings free iTunes downloads this Christmas
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    Shazam brings free iTunes downloads this Christmas

    By 17 December 2010

    We recently covered the availability of the iTunes 12 Days of Christmas app in out app-vent calendar, and now it turns out that Shazam is taking part in the promotion as well. From 26 December 2010 to 6 January 2011 Shazam users with an iPhone or iPod...

  • Pure FlowSongs  review
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    Pure FlowSongs review

    By 14 October 2010

    FlowSongs is a service that allows users of Pure's internet enabled radios to tag and buy tracks while listening to any digital, FM or internet radio station. So in order to get make use of this service you're going to need one of the following radios:...

  • Shazam offers chance to meet Take That
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    Shazam offers chance to meet Take That

    By 8 October 2010

    Take That, with Robbie Williams back in the fold, will release their new single "The Flood" on 14 November digitally, 15 November in shops, and music discovery provider Shazam has combined with record company Polydor to offer the chance to meet the boys...

  • Best Windows Phone 7 apps and games in development
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    Best Windows Phone 7 apps and games in development

    By 28 August 2010

    Windows Phone 7 isn't out yet, however that doesn't mean developers can't start getting to work on the apps that will populate the Windows Phone 7 App store from day 1. Here we showcase what we think are the best Windows Phone 7 apps we've seen in development...

  • APP OF THE DAY - Shazam (Orange App Shop)
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    APP OF THE DAY - Shazam (Orange App Shop)

    By 28 July 2010

    We're sure that there's not one amongst us who hasn't had a tune going around in their head, driving them crazy as to the artist/name of track. If that sounds familiar to you then fear not as our regular app feature is here to help, bringing you all the...