Happy birthday to the Google Play Store! This week we’ll also be talking about Ouya Everywhere, Rise of Mana, and 5 more Android apps you can’t miss!
Shazam, the original and most popular music recognition app, received a major update that brings fresh looks and improvements across the board.
Thanks to reddit user fodawim, we can now combine our love for DashClock and our need to discover new music all from the same widget. Sound Search for DashClcok allows you to quickly search for the song you’re currently listening to using DashClock and your favorite sound searching app.
The idea of your Android smartphone or tablet as a second screen is really taking hold. We examine the trend and highlight some of the best second screen apps on the platform.
The Sound Search widget for Google Play finally integrates music identification to the Google Play store, and it’s now available for Android 4.0 and higher. Although this concept isn’t new (Soundhound and Shazam have been doing this for a few years), Google’s version has one very helpful feature for Android users, syncing.
Rhapsody’s SongMatch joins the list of music identification apps such as Shazam and SoundHound. The app is powered by Gracenote (the same one which identifies music in your iTunes library) and is available for free.
Shazam, the popular music recognition app, is fully branching out to TV shows and ads. It now lets users tag TV shows on any channel. The next time you find yourself intrigued by a scene on the small screen, simply whip out Shazam and tag the show.
Although Shazam is probably the first app that comes to mind when talking about music recognition services, SoundHound, its main competitor, has progressed immensely as of late, and is now catching up with the more established Shazam. SoundHound’s lower price point, friendlier user interface, and regular updates on Android have brought the app a lot of attention over the past year. The app’s popularity should grow even further now that the 5.0 version is live in Google Play. A “stunning new homescreen layout, gorgeous album art and high-resolution photos of artists, and an even more user-friendly user interface” are the…