“Ok Google, Shazam This Track” Right From Your Android Wear Smartwatch

Android Wear users who need to quickly discover music can now do so right from their wrist, thanks to an update in the official Shazam app on Google Play.

The next time your phone is paired with an Android Wear watch, simply say, “Ok Google, Shazam this song,” then wait for the results. Shazam will use your watch’s built-in mic to listen to the track, then display all necessary information right there on your wrist.  (more…)

Shazam App Updated on Google Play With Material Design Interface

Folks who use Shazam, the service that identifies any piece of music which might be playing around you, can go grab the updated version of the application, which introduces Google’s Material Design UI guidelines.

In the update, the floating action button allows for quick sound searches, and just a general reorganization of features. Besides a bit more of a flat look to the overall design, Shazam added in a way to keep up to date with the latest from artists you have previously Shazamed, as well as instant access to the “freshest Shazam charts.” (more…)

MTV Artists Released to Google Play – Watch Countless Videos, Download Music, and Even Identify Music

A new app from MTV (previously known as Music Television, but it’s nowhere near that now), released onto Google Play this week, titled MTV Artists. The idea of the app is to allow fans a better way to engage with any given artist they like. It won’t offer you backstage passes to their next show, but it will identify songs for you (like Shazam or Google’s Sound Search), entertain you with “thousands” of music videos, and let you view tons of concert photos from your favorite artists.  (more…)

Shazam for Android Updated to Version 4.0, Brings Slick New UI and Full Tablet Support


The Shazam team pushed out a major update to version 4.0 to Google Play today, bringing an entirely revamped look, along with full tablet support. We don’t use Shazam much, but after playing around with it, it seems like a lot of work went into this update, full of great swipe-based gesture controls and smooth transitions throughout the app. After searching for a song, you are greeted with large artwork, plus links to share your recent music tag on social networks and buy the song from Amazon. We would prefer Google Play, but that’s just us.  (more…)

How to: Use Jelly Bean’s Sound Search [Beginners’ Guide]

With the release of the Jelly Bean operating system, it brought many new features for Android users to take advantage of. One of new features is called Sound Search. Sound Search can be directly compared to other applications like Shazam and SoundHound, the main difference being that Google’s Sound Search utilizes their own servers to recognize the music and then direct you to Google Play to purchase the song.

Google created a Sound Search widget that you can easily place on any homescreen for you to find out what that certain song is. Let’s go ahead and set it up.  (more…)