Sometimes you hear this nice song on the radio or in a movie which you’d like to listen but you don’t know who did that song or its title. You would want someone to ask if they know what that song is but there’s no one. Worry not. There’s actually someone – your mobile device. Here, we have compiled 5 of our best music finding apps going into 2019.
Ultimately and undoubtedly, Shazam is the most popular app in the song finders app category. This is because of its speed and accuracy in recognising songs.
All you have to do is launch the app on your mobile device and bring it closer to the device playing a song you want to identify. When Shazam identifies the song, it gives you options to get the track. One option is play just a portion of the song. Or you can opt to watch the song’s video on YouTube along with its lyrics.
Shazam also has this pop-up feature which recognises songs while you use other apps. And there’s also offline Shazam. It records the songs offline and identifies them when you hit back online. Also, Shazam can identify magazines, movies and posters using the camera.
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Genius, another popular song finder app. The Genius app has a cool interface making it easy to navigate the massive song library. It also features top music charts.
Like Musixmatch, Genius also has the real-time lyrics feature. Though, its version of the feature cannot be compared to that of Musixmatch. The app allows you to download lyrics of the identified song so that you can read the lyrics offline. You can also play the video of the song as the app features an entire video library.
Another great songs identifier is Musixmatch. This one app here is actually dedicated to identifying music tracks and providing lyrics, unlike the others that incorporate media features. The song’s lyrics float on the screen while the music plays in the background on this app. It also features a translated version of the lyrics. The downside is, not every song has been translated into different languages.
Another fun feature is you can create flashcards of lyrics like quoting an excerpt from the song and sharing it. With the MusicXmatch premium version, you can mouth-sync word by word while you’re singing the song. This premium feature makes Musixmatch similar to karaoke music apps. Also, you have the option of offline lyrics.
Get the Musixmatch app free on PlayStore.
This is an amazing sing-finding app around because it can somehow identify a song just with the humming tune of the song. That’s really a cool feature right there. SoundHound also plays music videos rather than just the songs, unlike Shazam.
The Sound Hound app has its own song assistant feature. You can search for an artist and play their song just by saying “Ok Hound”, followed by your search.
The web-based version of SoundHound recognises music through your computer’s microphone. This sets SoundHound apart from its competitors.
You can also see song lyrics and connect to Spotify. SoundHound allows you to buy songs from platforms like on Google Play.
There’s a free version and the premium version costs about ₵30 ($6).
Google Music Recognition
This is not a song identifier app like the others mentioned here. This is an in-house music recognition feature from Google’s search assistant. To check up an unknown song, just open the Google search assistant and do the thang – “Ok Google.”
To speed up the song recognition process, just tap on the music icon on the bottom right corner.
Unlike an actual music recognition app, this one doesn’t feature any song charts or stuff like that. It’s just a plain and simple song identifier. And you wouldn’t need to download any music finder app.