How to Recognize a Song Using a Smartphone?

How to Recognize a Song Using a Smartphone?

Music surrounds us almost everywhere. When traveling by public transport, walking or just watching a video on the Internet, almost every one of you probably wondered: “What is this composition? I wish I could listen to her separately! ” Today, in the era of the Internet with track recognition, there are practically no problems. However, well-known programs do not always cope with tasks. And few people know that sometimes you don’t even need to download anything. Everything is already out of the box. Today we will analyze the most convenient ways to recognize tracks.

1. Shazam

Shazam is one of the first apps created to recognize songs. By the way, the Shazam API for identifying tracks is so advanced that many of the analogs that appeared after it uses its algorithms and act as a kind of “intermediary”. In addition, Shazam has a very extensive library of lyrics, as well as integration with several popular music services.

 

Shazam is already available for iOS and Android platforms.

The detailed review here.

 

Pros

  • Very accurate at identifying music
  • Keeps a historical list of all your tags
  • Free from ads
  • Extremely easy to use
  • Helps you discover new music
  • Works with popular devices
  • Shows lyrics as you listen to songs

Cons

  • Sometimes slow

2. SoundHound

SoundHound many perceive only as “another Shazam.” But this is far from the case. It is also a full-fledged player that allows you to not only search for songs but also play them. The program is also able to play clips from the YouTube platform directly inside the application. Support for displaying lyrics is also available. And the program also has a voice control function: just say “Ok, Hound” to call the voice assistant.

SoundHound is already available for iOS and Android platforms.

The detailed review here.

Pros

  • Defines a song instantly.
  • Shows site links for similar things.

Cons

  • SoundHound’s interface is cluttered and visually unattractive.

Snapchat

Snapchat is a pretty handy app in its segment. But not many users are aware that Snapchat can be used to identify music. Only now it is implemented is not entirely obvious. After opening the application, you have 2 options. If the sound is reproduced from the video, then you need to point the smartphone camera at this video and then the recognition process will begin. Otherwise, you need to tap on the screen and hold your finger on it for a few seconds – the recognition process will start.

Siri

If you are an iPhone user, you have this feature starting with iOS 8. Just call the voice assistant and say something like “Siri, what is this song?”. After that, the recognition process will begin. Only there is one “but”. As mentioned above, some programs use the Shazam API to identify tracks. And Siri is one of them. In addition, the functions of the voice assistant are very limited in comparison with Shazam.

Google Assistant

With the release of Pixel 3, Google has come up with its own song recognition algorithm. And with the amount of data that Google possesses, it is quite capable of competing with market leaders. This feature is available on every Android smartphone. The work here also does not cause difficulties: as in the previous paragraph, you need to ask the Assistant to “recognize the song”. Once he identifies the song, you will see the result. Now you can not only play it in the built-in player but also share it on social networks.

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