Shazam is probably the best music identification service out there, and they’ve just announced a major update for their wonderful app. We’ve all experienced that moment, where we hear a song that we really like, and have no way to know what it is called, or who the artist is. Shazam quickly became one of the “must-have apps” for Android, and caught on like wildfire. Since then, the developers behind it have worked steadily to improve the app and platform, and today have announced a major update for it.


Starting today, all Shazam users will be able to use Shazam for previewing music, as well as for tagging purposes. If you tag a song, you have a 30 second clip to preview it anytime, and this help a lot, actually. I’ve used Shazam for a long, long time, and my list of tagged songs has grown tremendously. With this new feature, I can go in and listen to the brief clip, and get reminded of what the song is like. From there, I can get it! Perfect.

Thankfully, the list of improvements doesn’t stop there. The developers have overhauled the look and feel of the app, and it now includes a much cleaner look, a location tagging feature, and larger album art, to boot. Plus, they’ve included a strong social networking component to the app, and this allows you to share your tagged songs with friends on Facebook, Twitter, and more. It’s available now, and will work on every Android phone out there. Also, you should know that the music preview function will only work in a specific amount of countries which include: the US, UK, Germany, France, Austria and Switzerland.

Shazam is available from the Android Market and Amazon app store as a free app or as a paid version ($4.99) with unlimited tagging.

Darcy LaCouvee
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