Shazam Encore for Android 4.0

Shazam Encore for Android 4.0

Editor's review
Reviewed by Chad Faith

"Easiest way to discover more about music."

Overview

Did this ever happen to you: you hear a song you know and you are simply not able to remember the name of the tune or the artist. If you are at home, then it will not constitute an issue that you think about throughout the entire day, as you can simply type in the lyrics on Google and learn the name of the song and artist in just a few seconds. On the other hand, if you are out with your friends and nobody knows what you are talking about, then that can get quite frustrating. A simple way to avoid all this unpleasant experience would be to install Shazam Encore on your Android device.

Interface

The minimum requirements for installing Shazam Encore on the Android device is to have an Android 1.6 OS version or newer. Simple and straightforward: locate the app, pay for it, download and launch. As a side note, the app is available in both a free (install it) and a paid version and Shazam Encore represents the premium version that has the advantage of providing an ad-free experience.

The app is as easy to use as it is to install. In order to identify the name of a tune and the artist, simply hold up the phone. In addition to identifying music, Shazam Encore also permits you to buy your favorite tracks from Amazon, watch videos on YouTube, listen to music in Spotify, tag TV shows and commercials and gain access to exclusive content or discover new tunes and artists by checking out the recommendations.

Pros

Shazam Encore has so many good features that it came as no surprise when it earned so many “best application” spots in polls created by Android specialized websites. Starting with unlimited tagging and full-screen lyrics in-sequence with the tune you are trying to identify, continuing with the ability to use it even when your phone does not have a signal and ending with the display of important information about your favorite bands and artist, Shazam is definitely an app that you will be using frequently.

Cons

A number of users have issued complaints about the fact that Shazam Encore tends to crash a lot, especially when they were trying to download tunes from certain websites. The good news is that the crash issues have been resolved in the newest update. Speaking of new updates, the developers have also announced speed improvements on the app, so you can identify a tune and learn more info faster than ever.

Alternatives

Shazam is the free version of this application that you can use to test the overall capabilities and recognition aptitude of the Encore version. The good news is that you have no limitations when you search for music, lyrics or want to tag. The only difference between the free and the paid version is that the free version includes ads. A similar app is SoundHound but, in my daily uses, it sometimes fails to recognize a song while Shazam promptly nails it.

You're not running Andoid but iOS? You're in luck, Shazam is available for iPhone as well, both normal and Encore editions.

Conclusion

Even though you are paying a modest amount of money for the Shazam Encore, you should not let the price fool you regarding its capabilities. In a nutshell, it quickly identifies songs and artists, keeps you updated with the concert dates and other invaluable details related to your favorite artists, allows you to download tunes and watch videos on the internet and it has many more surprises that you will find out once you install it.

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