Detect that song playing in the restaurant, in seconds

In the last newsletter, I wrote that I was surprised that not many people knew about Google Photos. It’s even more true of this app called Shazam.

When you hear a song you’ve never heard before playing in a restaurant, and you want to know the name of the track and download it instantly, you can quickly make Shazam listen to it.

In seconds, the app will find out the song for you, and give you links to download it on Apple Music, Saavn, etc.

Somehow I find Shazam more convenient than summoning “Ok, Google” and asking the Assistant to listen to the song (or even Siri, for that matter). The option to listen a song doesn’t show up in the Google Assistant interface all the time, and that makes it hard to use.

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Song detection with Shazam

Oh, and it turns out, Shazam can actually identify 11 million songs across languages. It’s been there for iPhone and Android since 2008, but rarely have I seen people use it. So here you go – download Shazam for iPhone from here and Android from here, and tell me when you’re wowed by the app 🙂

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