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Shazam was the original song-identifying app for iPhone, giving you the artist and title of nearly any studio recording within earshot, and the free iPad version offers the same kind of functionality. Hear an unknown, appealing song on the radio or in a commercial? Bust out your iPad, click the little blue icon, and let Shazam work its magic.
Song pages offer lyrics, artist discographies, and iTunes download links.
Unlike the free iPhone version, which limits the number of songs you can ID in a month (unless you pay for the premium release), Shazam for iPad carries no such restrictions, but it's also a pretty bare-bones release at this time. You can view the lyrics of most tagged songs and find other albums from the artist (or similar tracks from other artists), but songs often lack streaming samples, including many of the songs found in the top 20 "Chart" listing.
Get used to this image -- it takes just over 10 seconds to tag a song.
As such, Shazam for iPad falls a bit short as a resource for discovering new tunes, but the song-recognizing technology is also dated: SoundHound finds songs much faster, and also lets you hum or sing a song to ID it.
Shazam doesn't let you hum or sing a song to ID it, and until it can, it's a much less essential option, regardless of price.
Shazam for iPad 1.1.0
COMPANY: Shazam Entertainment
Doesn't limit number of songs you can ID per month.
Song-recognizing technology isn't as advanced as other apps.