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Shazam! Popular song naming app hits Windows Phone 8

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Shazam! Popular song naming app hits Windows Phone 8
Want to know the name of the song that you are listening to on the radio or television? Know the song but not the artist? For years, if you had an Apple iPhone, Android or even BlackBerry handset, you could use Shazam to find out the answer to these questions. Depending on the platform you use, you can even find out the lyrics to the song and even purchase it for your phone. On Thursday, Shazam became available to those using a Windows Phone 8 powered handset.

With the new Shazam app for Windows Phone 8, users can find out the name of a song in seconds and even purchase the tune from XBox Music or from Nokia Music when using a Nokia phone. With the app, those watching a television show can get a second screen experience that includes interactive content and ads of interest. There is also a connection to social sites like Facebook and Twitter. An interactive map allows Windows Phone 8 users to see what songs those around them are listening to.

The app allows for unlimited tagging of music, television shows and ads. Local tags can be checked out every 30 minutes to see what others are listening to. This feature can be set up as a Live Tile. With one touch, lyrics to a song can be viewed. If you're the type that likes to know all about the artists they listen to, the Shazam app provides biographies and music reviews. With Shazam, you can use cover art as wallpaper for your phone, and the app can be set up to tag from the homescreen.

With a brand new UI, the Shazam app is now available from the Windows Phone Store as a free download.


source: Shazam via MobileSyrup

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posted on 30 May 2013, 20:00 10

1. IlikeCellPhones (Posts: 5; Member since: 21 May 2013)


JUST WHAT IVE BEEN WAITING FOR!
FINALLY! NOW I HAVE A REASON TO BUY A WINDOWS PHONE!

(in all honesty, i love the zune music player they use on the phone)

posted on 30 May 2013, 20:47 5

5. Credo (Posts: 695; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)


Enjoy the new handset!

Greetzz.

posted on 31 May 2013, 00:11 2

7. mafiaprinc3 (Posts: 325; Member since: 07 May 2012)


what i need to come to windows phone is a full torrent client not a remote,android & bb10 has a full utorrent client,need it for wp8,i use alot of torrents,more apps the better

posted on 30 May 2013, 20:07 6

2. Donkorvleone (Posts: 18; Member since: 30 May 2013)


Shazam was one of the first thing I downloaded to my Lumia920 so this can´t be a new app.
Alan, there was an update to it today but unless we in Finland in some mysterious way got it waay earlier in our marketplace then others this article is wrong

posted on 31 May 2013, 02:24

9. rihel_95 (Posts: 220; Member since: 21 Mar 2012)


How do u take screenshot on WP8 of the app as shown above?

posted on 31 May 2013, 02:54 4

10. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1145; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


press and hold windows logo and lock button.

(and i dont even own a smartphone, but still know all this s**t)

posted on 31 May 2013, 07:13 1

12. aguilitas (Posts: 8; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


Yeah me too. Have had it in Colombia for a couple of weeks now but it was updated recently.

posted on 30 May 2013, 20:11 6

3. jimjacob29 (Posts: 6; Member since: 11 May 2013)


It is available since last year. So its not a new one

posted on 30 May 2013, 20:15 4

4. clevername (Posts: 1428; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)


Its been available since before windows phone 7.5. I remember deleting it from my Samsung focus when mango came out and Bing allowed me to listen and id songs. I also downloaded it when I got my 920 in november, just to see if anything was new(nothing was so I deleted it).

posted on 30 May 2013, 20:51 1

6. Credo (Posts: 695; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)


I use it sometimes when i'm at the discotheke LOL

Greetzz.

posted on 31 May 2013, 01:21

8. Penny (Posts: 1185; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)


For years, if you had a WP7 or WP8 phone, you could use a built-in function to identify a song without the need for an app.

Guess it's cool for those who prefer Shazam for other functions like the interactive map.

posted on 31 May 2013, 05:25 1

11. akishakoi (Posts: 65; Member since: 06 Dec 2011)


wrong article! This app is not new to WP8. What was just released was an update, not a new app. Shazam was even available long before WP7 came. I had Shazam on my Nokia 701 running Symbian Belle.

posted on 31 May 2013, 09:38

13. Muzhhur (Posts: 248; Member since: 14 Sep 2012)


its been at last 2 weeks using it, and thats because soundhound doesnt work since last 2 months

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