It’s being called Shazam for beer.
Shazam is expanding to the visual world. Now you can use your phone’s camera to scan the Shazam logo on printed media. Shazam will then load up some other “content.” Who asked for this?
Today the Shazam apps for iOS and Android are getting a big update that could completely change how you use the sound ID service. Don't worry, you'll still be able to Shazam songs on the fly as before, but now, you'll also be able to browse and play music the way you do in other music services as well.
Today at WWDC, Apple announced a huge batch of products aimed straight at the heart existing companies and apps. Here are just a few of the things that are feeling a spinning beachball target on their backs.
Warner, Universal and Sony have all bought stakes in Shazam, according to the WSJ. Reckon it'll identify songs on those labels preferentially?
German authorities have developed a special app that allows them to identify extremist, right-wing music from just a brief clip, according to the German newspaper Der Spiegel. The new app works much like "Nazi Shazam."
You're innocently going about your day when it happens: You hear a song you've never heard before. It rules. You need to know what it is.
Shazam, the app that lets you tag music to work out what it is, just got far more interesting. From now on, the app will be capable of tagging any TV show, to let you know what music it's using, who's acting in it, and whatever the hell else information you need.
We always get a kick out of data-driven predictions of which songs will be hits in the following year. Anyone can have an opinion, whereas millions of opinions might be slightly more right - at least when it comes to predicting something with mass appeal, and that defines a hit song.
We all sing-a-long to our favorite songs. Maybe it's in the car. Maybe it's in the shower. Maybe it's at your company's karaoke party and you're trying your best to sing Once Bitten, Twice Shy even though you don't really like the song. Wherever you're singing, there's a good chance you're singing it wrong. Here's an…
Shazam Encore and Shazam Red both have a new feature called LyricPlay. It's pretty much like karaoke, the app will display and animate (scroll, jump or slide) the lyrics of the song you're listening to for you to sing along. [iTunes]
Hound is an app that's like a reverse Shazam. Made by SoundHound (a Shazam-like app), it's a voice recognition app where you say a song title or artist and Hound will gather all the relevant details in one tidy page.
What is it?
Hound, Free, iPhone, Android & iPad. Say you already know a song or artist but you want…
Shazam is one of those already taken for granted lifechanger apps—never be ignorant of a song's identity, ever again. It's great, but it just got greater—on Android. The new app not only streams full songs your friends have tagged, but will let you ID unlimited songs on your own, free until 2012. You'll have to do…
Songs can sound different depending on when and where you hear them—I can only appreciate the subtle craftsmanship of Katy Perry, for example, when I'm at home with my headphones on. SoundTracking takes the "now playing"-style share to the next level by letting you announce what you're listening to as well as…
If you've read this, then you know all about how Shazam, the sound-identifying app, works on a technical level using algorithms. But how do they ensure users can ID all songs, not just whatever mindless ditty is the radio hit that week?
Many of us are prone to using the Shazam music-identification service whenever we encounter unfamiliar songs. After all, it's just so easy to whip out our phones, open an app, and know everything about a mystery song in seconds. But how does Shazam gives us all this information so quickly?
Remember Midomi? It was a first-wave iPhone app that identified songs, hummed or recorded, via microphone. It's since grown into a much more ambitious app called SoundHound—ambitious enough to actually replace your iPhone's music app. Now, it's free.