Shazam Entertainment Ltd.

Price Category Version Released Last Updated Size Compatibility Age
Free Music 1.2.5 Jul 30, 2014 Dec 04, 2017 5.4 MB iOS 10.10 or later 12+
New in version 1.2.5

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Shazam for Mac takes your music discovery to a whole new level. Catch the music playing around you without ever digging a phone out of your pocket. Go nuts, match it all!

Shazam runs quietly behind the scenes, but springs to life when it finds a song you should know about, creating a playlist as it goes. You can now effortlessly find it, share it or buy it.

• Operates magically in the background, ready to name that tune at a moment’s notice.
• Instant, seamless access to all the music that makes up the world around you.
• One-click access to lyrics, music videos or to listen on Apple Music.
• Discover like never before, share like always.

Let Shazam teach your Mac a few new tricks and bring the magic home!

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Downloaded on older Mac Pro - Won
sf-nyc on 4/21/2018
The program works decently on my smartphone but on my mac pro isn't even launching and crashes silently (visible in the report for all message in the Console log). While it might be fine on newer macs, on a mac pro running 10.11.6 it's a 100% fail.
MacBook Pro App
Aggie21' on 4/20/2018
I love the app when using it on my iphone, but I am dissapointed that the app for the computer isn’t as great. It does not pick up any songsa when I am using my headphones and it does not have the lyric part as the phone app does. Seeing the lyrics of my shazamed songs is what I love about the app.
This app is garbage, needs some fixing
kasjksj on 4/13/2018
I just downloaded it and immediately I started finding this app to be dysfunctional, I’ve been trying all sorts of remidies to get Shazam to listen to the song I’m playing but it seems that it isn’t detecting any songs, I tried numerous songs and at times it works but gives me the wrong song. I adjusted the mic levels and tried everything possible to make Shazam work but it’s just trash, I’m disappointed, it was so reliable back then.
E-WALD on 4/6/2018
It's free Now that Apple bought it who knows?
doesn’t work at all!
MiladGht on 3/31/2018
For some reason upon installation I opened it, played a few songs, and nothing happened!
Franz Schneider on 3/26/2018
What is the point of this app? I love the iOS version, but this one does absolutely nothing. I turn it on and it does nothing and/or sits there and says it's "finding music around you." It does not register with any music I play. A complete dud.
this is not like the version for iPhone or iPad
Bass-Dood on 3/12/2018
I just downloaded it onto my iMac. Completely different than what I have been using on my iPhone. It starts in always-listening mode (instead of touch-here-to-Shazam) . It apparently installs default permission to track your location, and to use your iMac’s camera. Neither of which I want, and I can’t find any way to disable that. It does not appear to provide any path that I can see where I can sign in, and thus bring my song list history from my other devices. The interface is pretty much non-existent; it just says it is on and listening, in case music ever plays. If there is a way to get to an interface, I can’t find it. I can’t even figure out how to delete the app. Which is what I plan to do. Disappointing, as I have liked the iPhone version.
gabriellerose1215 on 3/10/2018
only has passive recognition
 on 2/28/2018
passive recognition is a good idea, but it should not be the entirety of the app. This is terrible at picking up songs compared to the mobile app. Takes too long and needs to high quality audio as well.
I does not identify any song...
archimdx on 2/27/2018
Using it on an iMac 2017 with High Sierra, up to date… Songs are quickly identified with the iPhone app, while the Mac app simply stays there, unbothered. I have checked my MIDI input settings (2ch 24 bit integer 44.1 MHz, as recommended at the Shazam Help site), and it is the same: Nothing.
Not working
xFiORiO on 2/19/2018
Shazam not working im my macbook!!!
Not like iOS version
mr mc magnum on 2/17/2018
Title explains all, and music takes too long to find. should provide the functionality of this app.
Hyprrr on 2/17/2018
You’d think this would work like the phone app and use your mic to pick up audio, but it does not work, it just sits there and does nothing, no input, no preferences or config options. Shazam DO have an outstanding and innovative product, but this really shouldn’t even be a Mac app. You should be able to go to and use it on the website. This isn’t hard to implement (I’m a developer), its actually a lot easier than a Mac app.
Useless button
Marklewood on 2/11/2018
Clicking on the icon does nothing. The application does not respond.
Shazam is magical just like it sounds!!
Ayeeeee2572 on 2/10/2018
Ever wanted to know the name of a song and the song after then the song after that? Or have you ever heard a catchy song in a commercial and wanted to know the name? Shazam is the perfect app for that.
Does Not Function As Advertised
Irritating_But_True on 2/3/2018
Title says it all. It doesn’t even know what some of the most obvious, popular, timeless songs are. Never recognizes anything. Most likely spyware.
Missing too many needed features
MysticPhil on 1/17/2018
1. doesn’t reliably recognize songs that the IOS version and the watch version recognize instantly. 2. Doesn’t seem to share tag history with either IOS or Watch. 3. A very NOT intuitive interface for connecting to (or disconnecting from) your Shazam account 4. cumbersom to enable/disable listening Sure hope Apple addresses these shortcomings...
Just sits there...
askjdhf lkjhafgadfbvljh on 1/13/2018
Downloaded the app and played the radio to test it out and the app just sits there, it doesn’t register that there is any music playing! Useless!
AndreOSx86 on 1/11/2018
The app does work. To get it to work you need to uncheck the “use ambient noise reduction” checkbox in system preferences > Sound > Input. Also make sure your input volume slider is all the way too the right.
Not working
kazuhiko4015 on 1/4/2018
Hello, This application is not working on my macbook pro macOS High Sierra! Please fix this problem.
not identifying songs correctly
Chloe the dog on 12/31/2017
I’ve been trying this on my mac mini and my sound input is a webcam. I sporadically pops up with a song but not even close to what’s playing???? I’ve been playing various works from my own music library trying to get more complete information and more often than not it doesn’t even recognize what’s playing.
من أفضل وأحسن البرامج المجانية على الابستور
Dr.Mohamed Kamal on 12/25/2017
من أفضل وأحسن البرامج المجانية على الابستور رائع بمعني الكلمة شكرا للشركة المصممه
Why so negative reviews?
artemsyd on 12/24/2017
I don’t understand why most of reviews are so negative, and why the app has such a low rating. I didn’t experience any of the problems mentioned in those reviews, the app works just fine like it should. It’s very convenient that I don’t have to do anything for it to start recognising, it works by itself and also keeps the history, which is quite handy in case of listening to internet-radio.
Does exactly nothing
intret on 12/17/2017
Editor’s choice? What machine do they run it on? 2016 iMac 27’ with latest MacOS, running music off web via Harman Kardon Soundsticks on the same machine. My iPhones and iPad all recognize songs perfectly. Why is this piece of junk still offered?
Not Working With latest OS
IJustWant2Win on 12/17/2017
I use to use this app all the time and loved it. This app version and/or OS High Sierra version 10.13.2 (17C88) doesn't appear to be compatable with each other. As soon as the app is launched, my headphones audio quality diminished dramatically. I attempted to capture the audio through my laptop speakers, the app was still not able to recognize the music played via iTunes and through Youtube. The Music I was playing was never Identified. Please fix asap.
doesnt work -
Whatever whomever on 12/14/2017
enough said, doesnt seem to get audio from OS X, never matches. even on iPad its 100% wrong on 4 tracks so far as in not even close
Useless for anything other than default audio in
theloon2 on 12/14/2017
No support for configuration of…. well anything really……. For example if you have a Mac desktop using a webcam for audio, then you are out of luck here. There is no config options available, and therefore no way to config the app to point to it.
It Works but crashes more than Daniil Kvyat
Howzball on 12/12/2017
When it’s running it works fine but it crashes a LOT. As long as I’ve been using it no updaes have ever fixed the crashing randomly issue. It never fails that when you hear that one song that you want identified you look on your Shazam to find that it’s grayed out again, crashed. Oh well, you get what you pay for.
still not working
Flickkick on 12/8/2017
despite the update. please fix it!
still not working
Arwa'a on 12/5/2017
nothing change
Caveat: spoiler alert
Jakela on 11/9/2017
The folks at Apple ought to have their licenses revoked—or whatever these nincompoops get to allow them to make this a Pick! Please don’t insult our intelligence. Living with Shazam is like living in New York: a love/hate relationship. for years it never worked. then 6 months ago, it miraculoulsy came to life and actually ID’d music. Of course, in the past few weeks “no result” appears after every push of the button. if you’re a died in the wool masochist this is the app for you. For the rest of the world, drive on!
Shazam is great for check sound info at the moment, but you only need siri
johan44co on 10/8/2017
If you want to know "what sound is", in your laptop or external sound, just ask siri, what soing is?, and siri gonna check in Shazam server. For that reason I think this versión of shazam is a background checker and is not usual as phone versión.
Great app, but had to uninstall because...
PobreHombre on 10/5/2017
I’ve been having issues lately where two processes on my mac have been running like crazy, locationd and his trusty sidekick trustd. I’ve searched and searched to try and figure out why they’ve been gobbling up so many resources and running my fans on high. Finally I started quitting certain applications one at a time to see what is requiring these processes. Turns out it was Shazam. For whatever reason, this app is calling locationd and trustd to run at a high cpu rate whenever it is running. I’ve uninstalled for now but will gladly reinstall and give 5 stars if this issue is addressed.
Does not work
djsmits305 on 10/3/2017
Doesn’t work at all. Please delete from the app store so people stop wasting their time. Just web-base shazam you noobs. Ever think about how impossible it is to shazam a song that’s playing out of your phone??
doesn’t work
Esenbek on 9/24/2017
Useless… just takes space on my mac, doesn’t recognize any music, very bad mac support
Doesn’t Work at All on my MacBook
Lilkha777712 on 9/17/2017
Doesn’t work at all on my MacBook. No easily identifiable support feature or way to get Help. Unfortunate cuz mobile app rocks. Deleting and finding something better. Sound Hound? Any Recs?
It was really amazing!
TiffanyK1011 on 9/5/2017
I really feel that this app served its purpose. It listened and waited and whenever I unlocked my laptop it was able to identify songs. Even when I really didn’t want it to. I don’t understand how the app crashes or anything. It works completely fine. If you want to let it open when you unlock your computer, you can change that in the settings. And it will always be there like the stars. It’s there when you need it and it won’t bother you too much. So I’m not sure why it’s getting all the hate when it’s actually serving it’s purpose and works completely the way they had created it for.
Richard in Miami on 8/20/2017
Shazam is fantastic but the current version crashes like the dickens almost immediately on macOS 10.12.6. Crashes consistently and often. Crashed Thread: 2 Dispatch queue: com.shazam.siggenerator.queue Exception Type: EXC_CRASH (SIGABRT) Exception Codes: 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000 Exception Note: EXC_CORPSE_NOTIFY Application Specific Information: terminating with uncaught exception of type std::runtime_error: Invalid sig: Invalid - No peaks in signature abort() called
This app have never worked for more than 6 years for my Macbook pro
eridan91 on 8/19/2017
This app doesnt work. It appears to be record your suroundings for hours and hours but it does not identify songs.
Something is not right.
Poet7rd on 8/6/2017
The app continually crashes. It will not stay opened.
Something is clearly wrong….
Skip Brenny on 8/4/2017
The desktop version identifies only 1/2 the songs your iPhone will. Even worse, Shazam for desktop doesn’t seem to interact with any other Shazam interface. When a song is identified on my laptop, I’d expect my iPhone to know shortly afterwards. Am I missing something!?
Impossible to save tracks to "My Shazams"
Roos Gold on 7/6/2017
The app does not ask for any e-mail or login. So, the shazams cannot be exported to Spotify or even to My Shazams. If i install on iPad, that’s OK. But when installed on Mac, there's no syncing at all! Please FIX IT!
Wrong most of the time (and always has been)
lipwak on 5/3/2017
Terrible batting average. Use Midomi/SoundHound instead. That IDs songs very well.
Not too bad
Makayla1j on 4/24/2017
Shazam can detect songs from far away and close by but sometimes it doesnt notice the songs at all whuch sometimes can be at an inconvenience
Doesn’t work
ChristopheMenassa on 3/12/2017
App stopped working after this update: can’t switch it on, it’s always off no matter what I do. Tried reinstalling it, still doesn’t work.
Lacks ability to sync with my Shazam account
mozzy72000 on 3/9/2017
Song recognition works resonably well, however, it lacks the ability to sync with my Shazam account.
Fast recognizing
Mrs.A.K. on 3/2/2017
Have been experiencing for a while. 90% of times when I used it, the app recognized the song. Usually it take from 5 to 10 sec to find the song. I like how easy it is in use.
Bug With Wireless Headphones (BeatsX)
Eamon N. on 2/19/2017
Makes audio tinny and really compressed-sounding when listening through wireless heaphones. The audio only sounds like this when shazam is open. Whatever they are using to monitor the mic is making the music sound aweful.
Doesn’t Work - No Results!
Opinnuendo on 2/17/2017
No matter how well-known or obscure the song, no matter how loudly I play it, the application doesn’t register ANYTHING. I’ve done Shazam’s troubleshooting to make sure that both the Built-in Microphone and Built-in Output devices are both set to 44.1kHz/2ch-24bit integer, and despite that supposedly being the definitive fix it still doesn’t work. Absolute garbage.
Absolute Trash
JBetts24 on 2/15/2017
App is slow and has a difficult time picking up any detection of any song. This should be fast and reliable and its the complete opposite. ios app is a lot better. Expect better. Should be able to click the shazam logo to turn it on and let it detect music that way instead of turning it off/on with the 5 hour clock running for no reason. Should be able to delete previously streamed songs. All around mess! You guys need new Mac devs to recode this app from top to bottom.
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