Make your smartphone recognize what music is playing – iOS

We tested the top three best-known iOS apps that are also free to recognize what music is playing in some external environment. They are: Shazam, SoundHound and SoundTracking.

Shazam

Indicated for:

People who want to have the best music recognition app can also enjoy interactive maps to know which songs are playing the most in each region of the world.

Shazam is an app available for iOS (iPhone, iPad and Ipod Touch), Android, Windows Phone, Windows 8, BlackBerry and Nokia which is its main goal to recognize music and media that are playing. Using the microphone, the application captures the music being streamed (can be by radio, speaker, computer, etc.), processes and returns all information about that song, such as the name of the song, artist, album and a lot more!

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Soundhound

Indicated for:

People who, besides recognizing radio music, also want to be able to recognize a hummed or sung song! Also has interactive map with more music genre filters

SoundHound is an application for iOS (iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad), Android, Windows 8 and BlackBerry that recognizes music in general, ie via radio, speakers and even hummed or sung songs! It is the only application on the market that recognizes this because competitors often recognize only original music. In addition, it has very fast music recognition, real-time song lyrics visualization and music tuning, has its own player and the ability to share on social networks.

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SoundTracking

Indicated for:

who wants to join a music recognition app with a social network! With it you have an application account where you can share, enjoy and love the music of other network users!

SoundTracking is an application available for iOS (iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad) and Android whose main goal is to further integrate music recognition functionality with social networks, ie make the application not just a music recognizer, but It's a social network where you can share music with your friends and follow other users to keep up with your updates.

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MusixMatch

Indicated for:

who wants to have an app that recognizes music and is compatible with iOS 7.0

MusixMatch is an application available for iOS (iPod Touch, iPad and iPhone), Android and Windows Phone whose primary purpose is to provide song lyrics synchronized with the song and also to automatically identify all lyrics when playing them. The free app on the App Store, its size of 12.7 MB and compatible with iOS 6.0 or higher. The big news in these latest releases is full compatibility with iOS 7.0.

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TuneWiki

Indicated for:

who likes to share what they hear with their friends on social networks

TuneWiki is an app available for iOS (iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad) and Android whose primary purpose is to make lyrics available in a music player within the app itself and can also translate your songs, share what you hear with your friends. from social networks like Facebook and Twitter, being a great option for you to always meet new music. The totally free app on the App Store, its size of 20.0 MB and compatible with iOS 5.0 or higher.

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Genius by Rap Genius

Indicated for:

Anyone who wants to have an application that not only recognizes the music that is playing in the environment, also provides notes and comments on the songs to help the user understand the meaning of the lyrics.

Genius by Rap Genius is an application available for iOS (iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch) and Android whose primary purpose is to help users understand the meaning of song lyrics, where often only the songwriter can explain them (which Precisely for the purpose of the site and the application, the author himself can add comments and explanations in various parts of his music). The totally free app on the App Store, its size of 6.4 MB and compatible with iOS 7.0 or higher.

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All three applications play their role well in recognizing a song played on the radio. Prior to Shazam's last update, SoundHound searched faster, but now Shazam has optimized its search algorithm that has increased search speed, making Shazam and SoundHound applications faster and more efficient. .

In terms of accuracy, Shazam wins this dispute by having a larger database of songs from around the world.

Finally, when it comes to functionality, the three (SoundHound, Shazam and SoundTracking) have enough information about the album, artist name, YouTube videos, iTunes purchase integration and Rdio integration to play the full song. on your mobile device. Remember that SoundHound is the only app that can recognize a sung or hummed song, and that SoundTracking is a mix of music-aware app with social networking.

Regarding MusixMatch, it's the only app that's compatible and redesigned to work on iOS 7.0, and TuneWiki works great for sharing your music with your social networking friends.