I don’t know if you ever heard of it, but for sometime there’s been a service whereby you can dial 2580 on a mobile phone, and play music to the phone for 30 secs.

Within a minute or so, you get a text telling you the title and artist details. It’s brilliant.

Well, there’s now a free app for the Google Android platform, called Shazam, which provides the same service over 3G.

It’s recognised everything I’ve thrown at it so far, with one solitary exception:

If you have a G1, Touch or Hero, give it a whirl.



About Al Jahom
Anti-social malcontent, misanthrope and miserable git.

4 Responses to Genius…

  1. wh00ps says:

    One of my old sony phones did that, as well as offering you to download the tune for a quid. It’s one of the things I truly miss.

    • Al Jahom says:

      download the tune for a qui…..wha? I’m sorry, comprends pas.

      What I want is a lauch into a bit-torrent client ;-)


  2. wh00ps says:

    well, there’s a bit torrent client for my winmo, but no sound recognition software :-(

  3. My Sony Ericsson has this feature. I’ve only used it once.

    The option, not the phone…

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