Shazam Microsoft

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18,959 downloadsUpdated: February 10, 2017Freeware

Shazam application is one of the instant music recognition apps. Everybody wants to listen to music at the time of the board, or in some other case. When people have to feel relaxed, they want to listen to some music to feel free. In most of the offices, people can feel stressed at that time people wants to listen to music to stress control. Windows 8 is an operating system produced by Microsoft for use on personal computers, including home and business desktops, laptops, and tablets. It is part of the Windows NT family of operating systems, succeeds Windows 7 and precedes Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. Development of this operating system started before the release of its predecessor in 2009. Its existence was first announced in.

An efficient application whose main purpose is to identify the song that you're currently listening to by using the popular Shazam service

Shazam for Windows 8 is a versatile application that can identify the songs you’re listening to by using a simple microphone.

It uses the Shazam service in order to accomplish the purpose and works exclusively on Windows 8 devices, including tablets and computers.

The program is able to process music from any external source (that is, not necessarily from the device it’s running one) through the host’s built-in microphone or in the case of a regular PC, a properly connected microphone.

Upon completing the installation process, which requires very little effort, you can make acquaintance with the user interface. From here, you will be able to start the service when you wish to identify a certain song and wait for the results patiently.

Typically, it shouldn’t take more than a couple of seconds to detect the audio stream; however, it could take longer or the operation could turn out unsuccessful if there’s a lot of noise or chattering around you.

Aside the name of the artist that’s playing the song, you will be able to get access to lyrics, discography, biography, reviews, YouTube links, as well as a shortcut for purchasing the track from the iTunes store.

The identified songs will be placed in the main window of the application, together with previously discovered tracks, so you can have unlimited access to them.

Overall, we enjoyed using Shazam for Windows 8. We tested it on about five different songs and it didn’t fail to recognize them, despite the various obstacles we put in its way.

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Shazam for Windows 8 and 10 was reviewed by Andreea Matei
  • Microphone
New in Shazam for Windows 8 and 10
  • Tag without coverage, Shazam will match when you have a connection
  • Numerous UI improvements
  • Improved recognition speed.
  • Bug fixes for improved performance

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Discover names of songs and artists performing them by playing the track to a magical app
When you hear a new song on the radio or from any other source and you have no idea about the title or who is the singer, there is a mobile app to help you find these details.
All you have to do is quickly pull out your Windows Phone, open this utility and Shazam! You will have the answer in no time.

Great looks and smart organization of the content

The beautiful interface of this app is accompanied by a simple and well thought layout, which ensures you will can get to the necessary information in a few swipes. The menu navigation is seamless and the images displayed inside Shazam are of the highest quality.
The track information is presented in a friendly manner and well organized, as the tags appear in the order in which they were added. Thus, from the My Shazam section you can check out the song and artist names, as well as the exact date and time you Shazamed that music track,
The live tile is a welcomed addition because it will enable yo to view at a glance, right from the Start screen, which was the last song identified with the help of this application.

Tap and play to work the magic

Operating Shazam could hardly be simpler and the main functionality of the app can be accessed with one tap, regardless of the menu you are currently in. Basically, all you will have to do is press the button in the middle of the screen and make sure the music is loud enough and the handset close to the source so as the sound can be detected by the microphone and sent to the application.
In a matter of seconds, the result will be displayed and you will see the name of that song and of the performing artist(s). There are also some quick links to help you get the song from Xbox Music, view the lyrics or check out some of the video clips that are available on YouTube.

Quick sharing abilities

You can easily let your friends know about any song that you successfully identified with the help ofShazam using the built-in sharing capabilities that the app offers.Thus, you have the possibility to send the reference link from Shazam's database through an SMS quick message, via email or using one of the social services you subscribed to.
Unfortunately, not all the tracks you play to this app can be recognized because even if the database is continuously expanding, some songs are still left out. Also, for others the lyrics and album art are missing, mainly because they are less popular or simply older music tracks.

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Hits & Misses


  • accurate recognition of songs after a few seconds of playback
  • unlimited tagging capabilities


  • images and lyrics missing for some music tracks
Bottom Line

The app has a smooth feel to it thanks to the nice appearance and the fluent navigation inside the GUI.


Shazam works really fast and the results are quite accurate, but there are many songs that are not included in the database.


The app is careful with user data altogether, but it will require access to some secure areas of the system.


The impact on the system resources is a bit above moderate, but only while the app is being used for longer periods of time.


The service can be freely used and users can add as many tags as they please.


Well suited for Windows Phone 7.5 and higher handsets, Shazam doesn't have any special demands in order to run properly.

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