What are the best apps for identifying songs?

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    #1Shazam

    Shazam

    Shazam is a free app for iOS, Android, and Android Wear watches. It is a tool for discovering music by listening to what is currently playing in order to identify that name of the song and the artist.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Joan Martin
    Written on January 16, 2019
    "For a song recognition app, Shazam is impressive. I heard a song from a YouTube video and it gave me what I've been looking for. Amazing! 👍"
  2. 11

    #2Siri

    Siri

    Siri is a computer program that works as an intelligent personal assistant and knowledge navigator. Ask Siri to set an alarm or a destination. Book a ride or a table. Send a payment or a love note. Even change the lighting in your room.

    Apps

    iOS, Mac

    Free

    Robert Meyer
    Written on May 1, 2019
    "Wait is Siri considered an app that tells you what song is playing? This is like a voice controlled personal assistant like Alexa eh. "
  3. 10

    #3Genius

    Genius
    This app will detect what song is playing near you and display the lyrics of it, so you will know both the title and what the song is about. You will be able to download these lyrics and share them along the song with anyone.


    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Heather Vargas
    Written on May 1, 2019
    "Genius is basically an app that identifies songs. It's easy to use as i just have to hold my phone towards the source of music and tap the button and it will identify the song and gives me annotated lyrics. "

DID YOU KNOW?

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Long before the age of millenial technology began, music has proved that it crosses the language barrier. In today's day and age, music has no boundaries. If you go to another country and turn on the radio, you’ll stumble on an English song pretty quickly. In the States today, the chances of finding foreign-language songs on American radio is not as impossible as before. As people say, music is the universal language. Listeners may not understand the lyrics of songs but the song's melody can still capture the admiration of music lovers. For people who feel clueless when hearing specific songs, there are already apps that can recognize songs in a few clicks. This available song recognition apps can identify songs and music because of technology. This development further proves that music transcends knowledge and language.

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    #4Soundhound

    Soundhound

    SoundHound is the free music discovery app that can listen and identify what's playing. The music player gives you full-length songs and videos with real-time song lyrics.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Ridhi Pawar
    Written on January 16, 2019
    "Out of all the song recognition apps that I tried, SoundHound is the one for me. It can even find me an Indian song. That's how it caters a wide range this app can be. "
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    #5musiXmatch

    musiXmatch

    Musixmatch Lyrics Finder is a lyrics scrolling app for iOS devices that lets you accurately find what you're looking for based on song lyrics. You can tag and save lyrics, share them, and even browse lyrics while offline.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Nathan Rodriguez
    Written on January 16, 2019
    "These last weeks, I've been into Kpop and I heard this song with boom shakalaka lyrics. I was like what song is this? Man, I've never been so desperate to know it. Thanks to musiXmatch, I'm now a VIP. "
  3. 7

    #6Google Now

    Google Now
    Google Now is an intelligent personal assistant developed by Google. Say "Ok Google" to search with your voice, or tell your phone what to do: send a text message, get directions, play a song, and much more.
    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Shirley Wang
    Written on May 1, 2019
    "Oh wow! I didnt think that Google Now can be used as an app to identify songs. I have been using Shazam all this time eh. LMAO"
  4. 4

    #7MusicID

    MusicID

    MusicID is a song recognition app that you can use to figure out what song is playing around you. Even saves the songs in the app, so you can go through them later. It also recommends other songs that are similar to the one the app recognised. 

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    James Wallace
    Written on May 1, 2019
    "For me MusicID is the best app if you are looking to identify any music in just less than five seconds. It even ables to provide me related artists aside from the song title. "
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    #8TrackID

    TrackID
    The TrackID music recognition app can tell you what song you are listening to within seconds. It's easy to use, has a clean new design and is available in more than 60 languages worldwide.
    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Reyansh Gupta
    Written on April 16, 2017
    "Have you ever heard a song and just could not remember what the title of the track was? TrackID is a song recognition app that will identify the name of the song you are listening to. It is extremely accurate and will help relieve the headache that ensues when you are trying to figure out the name of a song you are listening to. This is a free app on GooglePlay and is a must have for all music aficionados. "
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    #9Beatfind

    Beatfind

    Beatfind is a free music recognition mobile application which will identify any song playing around your surrounding. It also allows you to listen to recognized songs on streaming services from Spotify, Deezer and more. 

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Grace Fisher
    Written on May 1, 2019
    "Most people know that Shazam is the best music recognition app but after i discovered Beatfind this is now my go-to app as with this i can instantly listen to the song that i have identified on music streaming apps. "
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    #10Spotsearch

    Spotsearch
    This app will allow you to search the lyrics of any song you don't know the name of, so you can finally know whats the name of that song you have been singing for centuries. It will also provide you a Spotify link so you can save it and listen to it whenever you want to.


    Apps

    iOS

    Free

    Dhruv Jain
    Written on March 1, 2017
    "I always get songs stuck in my head and can't remember all the lyrics or even the title to the song. So this app is good for finding those songs that I can't quite place. You ever hear a great song and have no idea what it is but need to hear it again? That's what this app is great for."

Summary

Best What are the best apps for identifying songs
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1ShazamApps 15 Free
2SiriApps 11 Free
3GeniusApps 10 Free
4Soundhound Apps 9 Free
5musiXmatch Apps 8 Free
6Google NowApps 7 Free
7MusicIDApps 4 Free
8TrackIDApps 3 Free
9BeatfindApps 1 Free
10SpotsearchApps 1 Free
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