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By Shazam Entertainment Ltd. (Shazam Entertainment Limited)
Supported Devices : Mac OS

Release Notes

05/01/2017 | Version : 1.2.2 | Size : 3.5 MB
We apologise to those of you who experienced a crash on OS X 10.9 Mavericks or lost your Shazam history. Upgrade to this version to put those nasty bugs behind you and get back up and running!

29/11/2016 | Version : 1.2.1 | Size : 3.5 MB
We’ve fixed a few crashes, added a new menu bar icon so it’s easier to see when the app is Shazaming, and updated the app to make sure the microphone is completely turned off when Shazam isn’t running on Mac.

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19/11/2016 | Version : 1.2.0 | Size : 3.5 MB
We’ve fixed a few crashes, added a new menu bar icon so it’s easier to see when the app is Shazaming, and updated the app to make sure the microphone is completely turned off when Shazam isn’t running on Mac.

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Shazam for Mac takes your music discovery to a whole new level. Catch the music playing around you without ever digging a phone out of your pocket. Go nuts, match it all!

Shazam runs quietly behind the scenes, but springs to life when it finds a song you should know about, creating a playlist as it goes. You can now effortlessly find it, share it or buy it.

• Operates magically in the background, ready to name that tune at a moment’s notice.
• Instant, seamless access to all the music that makes up the world around you.
• One-click access to lyrics, music videos or to listen on Apple Music.
• Discover like never before, share like always.

Let Shazam teach your Mac a few new tricks and bring the magic home!


Overall :
#15 : Top Free Mac Applications

Categories :
#2 : Top Free Mac Applications [Music]

Screenshots Mac OSX :

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Entertainment , Music

Comments and Ratings for Shazam

Useless……. (1.2.2)
27/12/2016 07:01:00 1/5 By ZiggarUK
used to work. Now it doesn’t. simple as that. absolutely no point in having it installed any more. if and when they decide to fix it maybe i will reinstall it. certainly wont be recommending or telling anyone about it other than to say how bad its got

Awful (1.2.2)
18/12/2016 03:25:00 1/5 By LegendGalaxy
Why would I want Shazam running all the time? It will tell you every song you play forever. It should work on demand just like the mobile application. App also runs from the taskbar, terrible. Why can’t I rate this 0 stars?

keeps switching on without my permission (1.2.1)
30/11/2016 05:40:00 1/5 By George Thompson
It keeps on switching on without my permission. It should stay off until I switch it back on. I really can’t believe Shazam have programmed it to do so, really reflects a lack of respect for the user.

Does nothing (1.2.0)
21/11/2016 08:10:00 1/5 By djchadderton
Previous version worked fine. This version just sits in the menu bar and does nothing. Even the on-off button label doesn’t change to “on” when switched on.

Always great,last update is not working though (1.2.0)
20/11/2016 19:40:00 5/5 By TomTankian
I never had an issue with the app so far! But after the last update it doesn’t work. Then I turn it on,the swich moves but it still says “OFF” and it doesn’t work no matter which song is playing.(No problem with my microphone)

It used to work… now it doesnt do anything.. (1.2.0)
20/11/2016 14:43:00 1/5 By Nicktp3
Shazam was my favourite, now with the new update it doesnt do anything…. it doesnt find any songs… i deleted and and installed it again and nothing happened…. Please fix it.

Just doesn’t work for me (1.2.0)
19/11/2016 21:04:00 1/5 By Typhoon69
I’ve used the mobile apps for years but just doesn’t do anything on my Mac despite the bit rate being OK and the volume at a decent level. Uninstalling.

no spotify support :( (1.1.2)
17/11/2016 20:29:00 4/5 By Derpy Bean
love the app and works well with MacOS El Capitan, the only problems I could find with the app is that there is no spotify support and there’s no way of signing into ‘my shazam’ directly in the app. The first problem is really easy to fix, just have it like in the iOS app, where the ‘listen in spotify’ button is next to the ‘listen on apple music’ button or just have the ability to replace the apple music option completely in preferences with whatever music service you use. The second problem is really annoying as I cant have all of 'my shazams’ readily available to me without going on the website (which isn’t why I got the app). …anyway apart from those gripes, the app works fine, and is so close to a five star rating, just please fix these issues.

AWFUL (1.1.2)
25/09/2016 02:51:00 1/5 By Prince Ollie
NEVER picks up any sons needs a major update and it just runs in the background utterly awful

rubbish! (1.1.2)
14/06/2016 11:07:00 1/5 By KRBatch
total waste of time.. recognised about ten songs then hit a wall and refuses to recognise more. about to uninstall, not worth the money or if free the time…. AT all

goood but needs updates (1.1.2)
15/04/2016 17:06:00 4/5 By N_M_7_M
shazam is cool but needs some updates 1.need faster finding of the songs 2.more accurate if this added this i going to one of the best finding song application there is!

No faults (1.1.2)
17/03/2016 23:05:00 5/5 By Racing God
I have read that there seems to be widespread compatibility issues, however I downloaded the app within seconds to identify a song on the radio. Immediately identified the song, named it. No issues. Turned it off when I was done, no problems here!

NG with El capitan - total waste of time. (1.1.2)
15/03/2016 14:35:00 1/5 By Hugus Maximus
It’s infuriating that whilst attempting to use the non functioning Shazam, that “Help” suggests: “some MacBooks not working due to different sample rates” … whereas it should simply own up “SHAZAM DOES NOT WORK WITH OSX El Capitan ” would be more helpful. POOR CUSTOMER SERVICE! Don’t waste your time.

Doesn’t work (1.1.2)
03/03/2016 14:50:00 1/5 By FRNT
This app used to work – before El Capitan. Even then, it wasn’t great as it sucked a lot of battery life and made my computers run hot. Now it just doesn’t work at all, very disappointing.

What? (1.1.2)
26/02/2016 13:41:00 1/5 By MerlinsApprentice
Well thanks for wasting 10 minutes of my life. Does absolutely nothing. Doesn’t hear / recognise anything whether it’s played via internal speakers, line in or via external audio interface. Where’s the no stars button? Useless.

Stops Mac from sleeping and drains battery (1.1.2)
21/02/2016 10:45:00 1/5 By Jay286
The app is constantly running in the background and will stop your mac from going to sleep. If you close the lid of your mac, the app will keep your mac awake and just drains your battery completely. Deleting the app until they fix this.

dissapointing (1.1.2)
09/02/2016 20:25:00 1/5 By Aarsh004
doesnt work. it wont pick up the songs

spotify? (1.1.2)
27/01/2016 18:04:00 3/5 By williamkelly
has apple music support but no spotify:( would love to be able to shazam a song and immediately open it in spotify. also, please add some way to log in - thanks, Will

Very disappointed (1.1.2)
08/01/2016 00:23:00 1/5 By Lil boy from ireland
As per other reviews, doesn’t work with El Capitan. Six month developers preview plus the length of time El Capitan has been on, and still no compatibility? Downloaded the app and played a song at a loud volume from TV and it picked up nothing.

Doesn’t do anything (1.1.2)
05/12/2015 15:06:00 1/5 By Lawrence Forooghian
It doesn’t appear to work - sitting in a coffee shop, with music clearly playing in the background, and no indication that it’s listening or recognising anything.

Disappointed (1.1.2)
22/11/2015 14:58:00 1/5 By Nidostar
Just sits there and seems to do nothing. At least via Siri on my iPhone I get to find the titles of songs with Shazam. Is there something more I should be doing? If so it’s not apparent from this app.

El Capitan Anyone (1.1.2)
20/11/2015 19:30:00 1/5 By Monkey462
Guy’s, It’s the new OS from Apple called El Capitan - They previewed it for SIX MONTHS before releasing it.

Useless (1.1.2)
28/10/2015 15:46:00 1/5 By ICBA-JB
It doesn’t work ………. on El Capitan 10.11.1 on new Macbook Pro

Very Disappointed (1.1.2)
28/10/2015 00:46:00 1/5 By Townsmcp
Really disappointed - playing songs back on MacBook Pro, no other noise in the room, and some songs havent had the track titles ripped so trying to correct my music collection. The first song title comes up in Shazam but after that it goes down hill - stop track, play next and the app refuses to listen and recognise. No override to say “recognise this”. Had to revert to iphone Shazam app to pick up where this left off

Completely Inaccurate (1.1.1)
05/10/2015 14:03:00 1/5 By CaractacusRex
What’s the point of Shazam if it can’t identify music? I don’t need it to identify the Beatles (though sometimes it even gets that wrong) I need it to identify music I personally cannot identify. Most of the time it either doesn’t recognise it at all, or misidentifies it. I get a strike rate of around 3 in 10. That’s pathetic for a company whose entire premise for existence is to identify music.

Continuity (1.1.1)
23/09/2015 19:07:00 2/5 By chrispuck
I should be able to open the Mac Shazam app and find all my tags from my iPhone.

????????? (1.1.1)
20/09/2015 18:19:00 1/5 By Jonjon72
Used to work. Now after several updates it doesn’t work at all!! Pointless!!

All of the above (1.1)
08/09/2015 21:28:00 1/5 By Stationery Explorer
This version not only crashes on start-up, but so, also, does the “send us your error report” dialogue box; I wonder at what point they’ll realise they need to update the update...

It was excellent, but now ….. (1.1)
08/09/2015 19:40:00 1/5 By Trance.elbow
What have you done to this excellent programme? I can’t even open it. It just crashes as soon as it’s run. Please fix the problem ASAP cause it’s making me sad 8-(

update on mac u/s version 1.1 (1.1)
06/09/2015 22:28:00 1/5 By kaftan1952
updated 6/9/15 was working perfectly well until this update but now fades out completely and there is a statement to the effect that there is a problem!!!!!

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