Never miss a beat again: Shazam for Android now has an 'Auto' listening mode

There is barely a thing more frustrating than missing an awesome tune because of slow song-recognition app start. Perhaps the worst culprit here is Shazam - yes, one of the most popular music recognition software bit has packaged so much extra features in its app, that it takes forever to load, and if the song on the radio is in its final chords, it's easy to miss and never find again. On iOS and iPhones with 3D Touch, it is possible to start the song-recognition process directly from the app icon, but on Android you have to first go into the Shazam app, or slide over to the widget.

Well, the new "Auto Shazam" mode that enters the fray with the freshest Shazam app edition in the Play Store comes to rectify the slow start annoyance on Android as well, and then some. When activated, the app will keep listening in low-power mode, indicated with an icon in your status bar, and automagically recognize, then store each tune it hears for future reference. Not bad for long car trips or nights out in the club, though it remains to be determined how much battery this Auto Shazam mode will consume if left to its own devices for hours on end.



1. Obádárà

Posts: 218; Member since: Nov 02, 2015


2. Tomfromsouth

Posts: 88; Member since: Apr 02, 2012

Cos that is not creepy. I trust you Shazam. Naaat.

3. SuperAndroid507

Posts: 361; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

I have the paid version (Shazam Encore) and it have always loaded fast, pretty much because it is not loading ads.

4. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

You can set Shazam on Android to start listening as soon as the regular app icon is pressed, but obviously PA hasn't fact checked.

5. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I use the Google Play Sound Search widget, it works every time I've used it and doesn't come bloated with all the bells and whistles of Shazam. Simplicity is a beautiful thing my friends.

7. g2a5b0e unregistered

I've actually started using this at your suggestion, Scott. I like it. Deleting Shazam immediately. Over it. Thanks.

6. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Simple widget on my homescreen is more than enough, no need for the 24/7 listening...

8. bugggmenot

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 19, 2016

Musera has this ability too, and it even doesnt need you to push any button or even run Musera to start recognizing! It has line-in features so it will recognize musics played internally on your device, whether you are wearing earphones or your device sound level is at zero level! >Musera, a Music Social Network to find your musical soulmates Nowadays you can access to tones of music easily and there are a lot of choices to listen, although it is good but it makes it hard to find right songs that match with your musical taste. Knowing which songs are popular around you or other cities, countries and even whole world, makes it easier to discover your favorite music. Musera is a fantastic mobile app with unique characteristics which comes in handy for this purpose. Musera listens! When you install Musera, it listens to the songs which are being played around you and then recognizes them immediately. From this point of view it acts like TrackID, Shazam and Soundhound. Today vast majority of people use their smart phones as music players. According to the special capability of Musera which can identify played songs via headphones, it can be an indicator for people’s musical taste in your city, country or anywhere around the globe. Once you join this Music Social Network (Musera) and begin to listen to your favorite songs, it starts to discover your musical taste and gradually finds and connects people who are your musical matches. Then you can chat with your matches, view your common songs and share your thoughts about music. Key Features: • Music recognition (Powered by ACRCloud) • Automatic continuous music recognition (15-60 minutes) • Live world music map • View Now Playing, Trending and Top Songs for cities/provinces/countries • Music preview by Deezer • Watching music video on Youtube • Messaging capability • Song info and statistics • User profile and statistics • Find Musical Matches • Song rating by users • Music and artists search Musera is totally FREE and extremely lightweight (just 6 MB!). Download "Musera : Music Social Network" from Google Play Store and discover a new world!

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