Best Apps for Music Identification

Find the name of the song that’s playing around you with these best song identification apps. Its simple just hold the phone close to the source of the sound and wait about five seconds for it to process the sound.

In addition to showing the song name, artist’s name, album and genre, these apps also show you live lyrics, the song’s YouTube video, song recommendations, option to directly stream from streaming services like Rdio, Spotify or Saavn and also option to download.


Shazam is by far the most popular and best music identification app. The app’s huge database of acoustic fingerprint has been used to identify 15 billion songs so far.

   Shazam for Android     Shazam for iOS     Shazam for Windows Phone

Sound Hound

Shazam and Sound Hound are close competitors. Sound Hound’s database is also huge. Sound matching is done through Sound2Sound technology which provides perfect music matching even for poorly-hummed performances. You can find top songs in the weekly chart.

   Android       iOS       Windows Phone    Blackberry       Web

Musix Match

Musicx match is powered by Gracenote. Musix Match app is a combination of music identification app and music player. Find top music in the top lyrics chart.

   Android       iOS    Windows Phone

Track ID

Track ID is a product of Sony and is powered by the Gracenote database. The interface is simple and clutter free.

   Track ID for Android