Recognize Which Song you are hearing with Mobile Apps and Website

Did it ever occur to you that, suddenly you hear a song playing on Television or somewhere else may be on phone or speaker, and you like song that much that you want that song for yourself, too.

But to do so you need the name of the song to search with. But as that song is unknown to you, you try to search with whatever lyrics you heard.

Now, forget that technique, you can recognize any playing song. Just let your smartphone do the work for you.

Let it hear the song and it will tell you that which song is that. You don’t even need lyrics to do so, just music also can do the trick.

Song Recognizing Virtual Assistants

  1. Siri

Apple iPhone’s personal Assistant Application Siri. Siri is expanding little by little and getting integrated with more and more great third party applications. One of those great features that Siri provides is, Recognizing music tune or song.

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Whenever you hear a song that you want to recognize, just launch Siri and say “What song is this?” or “Name the tune playing right now“. Siri will listen to the song or tune playing and after that she will tell you name of that song or tune.

You can click on that resulted song which is shown by Siri and check it out in Apple Music, and play it if you have subscribed Apple music stream services. If you’re not an Apple Music subscriber, you will get the option to purchase the song, or listen to a sample.

2. Google Now (Google App)

if you are an Android user, you can use Built in Google Assistant or Google App, which allows you to search whatever you speak.


Tap on Microphone button on Google App Search bar, if you don’t say anything and there will be music or song playing in background, Google will show you icon of Music.

Tap on that icon and let Google hear that song. Google will identify that song and display resulted song’s Google Play link.

You can buy or listen to a sample there.

3. Cortana

If you are one of the Windows phone users (very rare kind), then you can use Cortana to Recognize song or tune. Cortana is no slouch when it comes to identifying songs, and you can simply ask it “What song is playing?“, or a similar question, and it will identify the song for you.

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This feature is also available on Windows PCs, so you don’t need to install song recognition apps on your Windows devices.

This Feature is only available in Windows version of Cortana application, neither in Android version nor in iOS version.

Third Party Song Recognizing Applications

1. Shazam

It’s one of the most popular song recognizing applications. This application is available for Windows, Android and iOS, too. And this work well, too.

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Matter of fact is Siri uses database of Shazam to recognize Songs, too. With Shazam not only you can find song playing around you easily but you can get lyrics to sing along too.

If you don’t want to any virtual assistant applications mentioned above, then this could be your ideal choice. And Cherry on Cake is that Shazam app also remember recognized songs and it can work offline too.

Offline availability is best feature you can get with this. So no matter you have data connection or not, but you can always identify song or tune.

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2. SoundHound

SoundHound is another great application when it comes to music or song recognition. One Best Feature of SoundHound which apart it from other all application and make it best is, you can even hum the tune to find song.

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The app works very well, even if you’re only humming a part of the song you want to recognize. This is extremely helpful, when you don’t remember the lyrics for the song, and it’s just a song you remember the tune to.

So if you remember tune of a song anytime, just hum it with SoundHound and it will give you that song.

SoundHound is as fast as Shazam is, when it comes to identifying songs, and is an awesome music recognition app.

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3. MusixMatch

Another app you can use to recognize songs – Musixmatch, is an app that you can use to quickly identify songs that are playing around you. The app is not just a music recognition app, but also a music player that you can use to play your own music.

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If you want to use the app for song recognition, you can tap on the hamburger menu icon, and then on “identify lyrics”. Musixmatch then tries to recognise the music that is playing, and find a song that matches the audio fingerprint. The song recognition in Musixmatch is powered by ACRCloud, and works well.

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Website to Recognize Song or Tune


Midomi is a song detector website you can use to identify music simply by humming, or whistling the tune into your laptop mic.

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This can come in especially handy if you have a tune stuck in your head, but you can’t place a name to it. Simply launch the Midomi website, and hum the tune; the website will recognize the music, and name that song.

The website also works if you use it when the song is actually playing around you, so you don’t necessarily have to hum or whistle the tune. Midomi takes its sweet time to recognize music, but it does work.



You can identify song or tune while playing with any of these applications or given website. You can even identify any song by just Humming or whistling tune with SoundHound application and Midomi Website.

If you use Virtual Assistants like Siri, Google Now and Cortana then you won’t need to install third party, extra application to recognize song.

Google Application is also sufficient to full fill your requirement but only points with these is that those are not able to identify songs with humming or whistling tune like SoundHound and Midomi Website and neither they are able to identify it when you are offline like Shazam.

Choose whatever you like, hope this blog helps you somehow, thank you for reading. Share it with friend, you can ask questions related to this blog or song recognizing to us from comment section below.


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