Heard an amazing song on the radio or in a club, but can't remember the name or the lyrics, so you can find the song? Well, chances are you're using Shazam to identify the song. Although there are several ways to identify songs, Shazam has to be the most popular solution. While Shazam is definitely a great music identification app, it comes with its own set of issues. First of all, the app is so feature-rich that it can literally lag even the most powerful smartphones. Honestly, you might not even find all of these features useful to begin with. So, if you are looking for a simple and easy to use app to identify the songs around you, then here is our list of the best Shazam alternative apps.
SoundHound is the first app on a list that says “best alternatives to Shazam”. It's Shazam's biggest rival and any argument over which app is better is never settled unanimously. SoundHound lets you go hands-free and just say, “OK Hound…what's that song?” And the app will recognize the song for you. You can also press the orange button to tag songs and view live lyrics, play video, share, stream or purchase the track. You can ask questions such as "What's Taylor Swift's latest song?" And even hum the song if it sticks in your mind, all in hands-free mode and the application will identify the song.
With SoundHound, you can add songs to Spotify and also easily search, discover and play music. Charts, Weekly Songs, Videos, Artists, Musician, Artist Bios, etc. are other features of SoundHound.
Genius: Lyrics & Music
Genius is also one of the most popular and highly rated apps to identify a song. Not only can it identify the song for you, but it will also show the lyrics and the official music video (if available). Once the song is identified, you can choose to share it via other apps or play it directly on your phone using Apple Music, Spotify, etc. Genius also allows you to manage your account on the platform, with which you can interact with others. You can share your discovery or discover other new songs and albums. On top of that, you can also use Genius to check out the most popular tracks and play them directly through your app of choice.
Musicxmatch is a music player, but it is also able to identify music, among other things. Its main feature is to provide the lyrics and it has one of the biggest lyrics database in the market. To identify the music, you actually need to tap on “Identify Lyrics” and the app will just identify the song for you. It is incredibly fast in identifying music and also provides you with live lyrics of the current song, so you can sing along. On top of all that, you can also create LyricCards and explore artist biographies including the latest and greatest tracks.
MusicID is one of the best music identification apps. Identifying songs is quick and all you have to do is press the microphone button on the app to start it. Once identified, the app will provide you with complete song details along with YouTube videos and similar songs. You can purchase the song from the app itself through iTunes or Amazon and share song information with friends. It has a clutter-free interface and a perfect combination of options available to the user.
Soly – Find a song and lyrics
Soly is one of the best alternatives to Shazam currently available. As you can see, the app has a simple and colorful interface. As soon as you open the app, you will see the option “Identify” the song right in the center. Tap it, and Soly will connect to the ACRCloud database to pull the result for you.
After identifying the song, Soly will give you the option to listen to it on YouTube or share it with your friends and family through other third-party apps. You also have other options like search lyrics etc.
Here are the 10 best alternatives to Shazam on Android. If you have any questions, please let us know in the comments. You can also consult this guide where we have shared the best music players for android.