Shazam has been around for a few months but Simon @Intomobile spotted a recent upgrade to their premium service called Shazam Encore. This new Encore service provides faster song lookups, recommendations, and better car radio use.
The downside is that these new features are not included in the free 5 song a month limited version of Shazam. You would need to purchase Shazam Encore for $4.99 to get these new Encore features. As a reminder Shazam helps you identify music tracks, buy music, and share the tags with friends. You can also learn more about artists, find out what’s hot, and grow your music collection. You can learn more about Shazam at www.shazam.com.
- Identify music anywhere:
from the radio, TV, film, or in a store by simply holding your BlackBerry smartphone towards the music and selecting ‘Tag Now’.
- Buy music immediately when you hear it:
your tags link directly to Amazon, and other merchants as available, to give you instant access to the music you love and related music merchandise.
- Share the experience:
send your tags to friends who share your musical taste via SMS, email or BlackBerry® PIN messaging.
Additional Features in Premium Version:
- Learn more about the music:
read track and album reviews, artist biographies and (starting in North America initially) view song lyrics, plus find other music available from the same artist.
- Options to find similar music:
discover other music similar to the track you like, to enhance your music collection and knowledge.
- Find out what’s hot and popular:
access to Shazam music charts generated by millions of other users in your country.
- Music search capabilities:
enabling you to easily find music by artist, album or track from a database with over 8 million songs.