Over To You: Can You Get SoundHound Or Shazam On PC Or Mac?

Phil Morse | Read time: < 1 min
Last updated 5 April, 2018


Shazam works great on smartphones, but – our reader asks today – is there any way of using similar services on PCs or Macs?

Digital DJ Tips reader Joe writes: “With the awesome mobile song detection apps like Shazam and SoundHound, is there an application for Mac (or even PC) that uses the same “service” in order to identify and tag your music library? I’ve used applications that use Discogs (and other algorithms) but none have been as straightforward as the mobile apps or they felt clumsy and I didn’t feel comfortable with most of the results. The important process for me is assuring the correct artist, title, and release year.”

Digital DJ Tips says:

Awesome question! I’m a sucker for a good Shazam or SoundHound, even Google Play has got in on the act, although they don’t seem to be as good as of right now.

You know what, there WAS a small desktop app that did this a few years ago, but I don’t recall its name and I never heard much more of it. I wonder if they exist? Or there are other web-based solutions, for instance, that you could run from desktops? This is where traditionally our fantastic readership comes in…

So, over to you: do you know a way of either using Shazam or SoundHound from a desktop, or of any similar services for music recognition/detection that can run from a PC, Mac or standard browser? Please share in the comments…

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