Just a song that you have studied all the time on the radio. What's his name? Who's it from? And now the song is gone. In contrast, there are great apps &# 8211; the best news: The Google Play Store already includes its own feature music recognition! And we put this widget in the competitive struggle with Shazam and SoundHound and consider their strengths and weaknesses.
Not only does the Google Play Store has such a feature that Shazam and SoundHound has its own music recognition apps for Android and iOS. Shazam has been available since the first iPhone and since then recognizes always better music that is currently running. For popular songs all three services work well &# 8211; for lesser known pieces, it is more difficult, however.
The fastest music recognition: &# 8220; app goes&# 8217; s!&# 8221;
The problem with fast music recognition: Until such an app downloaded first, which takes a few minutes. In the test with the WLAN Nexus 4 takes about 1 1/2 minutes in the download of Shazam and SoundHound individually. So that means that the song, over which one would like to know more, can not be over within the next 1 1/2 minutes. The winner is the widget of the Google Play Store.
To use the widget, you need some space on the home screen of the Android launcher. Depending on the home screen can be the widget under the App Drawer in point &Widget; # 8220&# 8221; will find or a long press on the free space of the Home screen is sufficient. Once the widget has started, which takes a few seconds usually, it's ready and waiting for the music recognition.
The strength is the immediate usability &# 8211; because even if one is led to the recognition directly to the Google Play Store so you can buy the song, which is perfectly adequate. The widget does not boast features and other search services &# 8211; it's just fast. Unfortunately, the widget can not see anything, which is not available in the Google Play Store.
Proven music recognition: App &# 8220; Shazam&# 8221; Although this long, but slowly
Shazam was one of those trend apps just had to download with the first iPhone that one. This is now now also produces good six years.
The new Shazam (also for Android) is indeed really fancy to look at, and while it attempts to recognize the song, the visualization is really fit, but until then it's a long way. Shazam is about one megabyte greater than SoundHound &# 8211; which can cost crucial seconds, if you want really fast learn the song for the first time. And then is one to set up an account and confirm all kinds of overlays, then we can start.
The app is installed, the recognition is just as fast as in the two other service providers &# 8211; just as it takes a long time until I can finally use Shazam.
The features offered are restricted to the bare minimum. Among the five additional links, there are three advertisers of Shazam.
On the subject: Shazam for PC &# 8211; Music recognition under Windows
SoundHound &# 8211; goes after installing&# 8217; s quite fix
SoundHound offers a bit of everything. The app will quickly and reliably a lot of music, provides additional useful information and links, and is ready to install immediately. You can even listen to the song you were looking for.
In direct comparison with Shazam SoundHound cuts definitely better. If I want, I can share that after recognizing the song, listen in Spotify or possibly search directly on YouTube. The real killer feature is for party fans: Detection is tracked on the possible location, and the map view you always know when and where the song was found.
Who needs many features, and often resorts to the music recognition that is well served by SoundHound. For the pure finding the artist's Google Play widget enough. Those in a hurry, which was to immediately access the Google widget &# 8211; so you have at least found the track safely.
If you still says: &# 8220; I'm looking for a song!&# 8221; and e.g. want also buzz or query from the PC, then this article is right for you:
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