When it works it's okay, but it's too hit and miss and at times; the interface is confusing.
Shazam Player Review
by on June 28, 2012
Shazam Player aims to supplement the built-in Music app by offering extra features, including lyrics for some of your songs (but not all), links to reviews of the tracks, YouTube videos relating to the track, and tour dates from the artist. Sounds good, no? The problem is, it doesn’t work that well.
From our reasonably eclectic music collection, it could only match about 20% of the songs with lyrics, and many of those were from one massive Beatles album. We thought adding a safe, modern Jessie J song to the library would give it a slam dunk, but alas, we got nothing. On top of that, we encountered at least one track with incorrect lyrics, and we couldn’t find a single track that actually had a review available. Add to that the fact that it can get confused with band names when it comes to giving you tour dates – it tried to send us to see completely the wrong band, just with a similar name – and you get a less-than-perfect experience.
Even glossing over the lack of information, the interface is a little confusing, and on one occasion it actually started playing one song while pulling through the lyrics from the previous track we were listening to.
However, the YouTube integration worked fairly well, and more often than not, its basic lyric functions work fine. Even at its best, though, it comes across more as just functional than fun. Or useful.
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