Here’s an interesting one. Ever hear a song on the radio or playing in a coffeehouse and wonder what the heck it is? That’s where the Shazam app comes in. Launch the app, hold your phone up to the music source, and tap the big “S” button. Shazam “listens” to the music being played and compares it to the music in its own large music library. More often than not it finds a match, and tells you what you’re listening tothe song and the artist.
You can then play that track in the Shazam app, share it with your Facebook or Twitter friends, or download it from the iTunes Store. You can even activate Shazam’s LyricPlay, which displays a song’s lyrics in sync with the music being played.
Shazam also displays additional information about any artist its identified, and includes links to download additional albums and tracks. It’s pretty nifty, especially when you hear something and go “what was that song?” (And it’s free, too.)
Figure 8 The Shazam app, listening to a song.