Shazam is a music-discovery application that tells you who sings that song you just heard on TV.
by on March 13, 2010
Shazam was a revelation when it first arrived in the Noughties. Then billed as ‘2580’ the service meant that you had to ring a number, hold your phone close to the music you wanted to recognise and then you would get a text telling you what it was.
Ten years on and how things have changed. Much to the annoyance of pub quiz masters everywhere, the app is now available for free on Android and sports far more functionality.
Now, not only can you use the app to find music but you can also buy the track or find out more straight from the app. Once you’ve bought the song, you can store it to listen to later.
The app also now lets you link up to any music videos on YouTube and it can be used with every single Android handset, which is a bonus – considering the amount of versions of Android there are on the market.
So if you use it to cheat at a quiz or simply to discover new music, the app is essential for music heads.
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