Name that tune with the song-spotting app that hears what you do.
by on March 17, 2010
Shazam is one of the most well-known mobile apps and identifies song names and artists simply by listening to what you are. Sadly the company has now limited the number of tracks you can tag in a month on the free version of the app, so you can only have five songs for free.
Mostly this isn’t a problem, but it seems a somewhat draconian restriction. Naturally, the aim is to get you to upgrade to the premium version of the app with unlimited tagging, which costs £3.
You do get a trial of the premium app when you install Shazam – this lasts for 30 days. The premium version enables you to send your tags as a tweet to your followers or post it to your Facebook feed. You can also email them to your friends so they can add the tag to their own collection. You can also watch artists’ videos via YouTube.
Should you not want to upgrade to the premium app, you can carry on with the free app and you can still register, which enables you to store your tag list on the web and get updates on the app.
The free version of Shazam is pretty simple – beyond the tagging there’s the ability to check out the tag charts and more. Worth a download for those occasional times when you just can’t name that tune.
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