2 Free Apps For Identifying Songs With An Android Phone

If you have an Android device and are a music fan then there are two apps you need to know about.  You don’t need both – you will have to decide which is right for you, but you definitely will want one of them.


Shazam started out as an iPhone app and was one of the hottest and most talked about apps when it first appeared.  It has since come to Android where it has also been embraced by users.  It features music tagging which identifies music anywhere – whether it’s on the radio, TV, in a movie or in a store.  You can then click the song you have tagged and go straight to the Amazon MP3 store where you can listen to a sample (to make sure it’s correct) and buy the MP3.


SoundHound, like Shazam, is available for Android and iOS devices.  The is a free ad-supported version as well as an ad-free paid version ($4.99).  Until last week the free app had a limited number of ID’s, but that restriction has been lifted.  You can share your finds via Facebook and Twitter and there are links to buy the songs you find.

Both apps are solid and work amazingly well and fast at identifying songs.  It’s really a matter of personal taste as to which one you prefer.  Thankfully they are free so you can try them both out.