Best song identifier?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by ANTMUZ, Jul 10, 2008.

  1. macrumors member

    Dec 21, 2005
    At last this can be done on the go without having to pay £1 a pop ringing a premium rate line.

    I've done a few tests on the only two apps that will tell you the name of the song on the radio/tv.

    They are both Shazam and midomi - both available free. Shazam is by far the better looking, but it has fewer functions. Shazam can only listen to actual songs, whereas midomi you can hum, type in lyrics or sing it yourself!

    On my test of playing songs direct from iTunes, Shazam wins hands down. 100 of the time, and even got some obscure ones. Midomi did not work at all! But Midomi may come in hand when I feel like singing.

    So get both of them, but use Shazam for better results. It's pretty fast over GPRS and Edge as well! Also Shazam says it's free for a limited period, whatever that means.
  2. macrumors member

    Jul 11, 2008
    Shazam is better for results. If i have the same version, you have to pay for midomi now, but it also allows you to sing or hum a song.
  3. macrumors 68000


    Nov 3, 2004
    Toronto, Ontario
    I'd go with shazam, I've had no problems with it. For humming/whistling/etc it's neat that midomi does that, but more often than not I am listening to the song (shazam ids it) or I know the lyrics (google ids it). If the situation arose when I needed to hum something or sing it, I would download midomi and use it but not keep it on my device (unless, as said above, it's no longer free... in which case i'd still stick with shazam).
  4. macrumors 6502a

    Apr 22, 2005
    Shazam is amazing. It also keeps a log of all the songs you have heard...

    Could never get midomi to ever recognise anything via humming.
  5. macrumors regular

    Jun 18, 2008
    Los Angeles
    I noticed that midomi is now "midomi Ultra" and costs $3. Can anyone who has the app comment on whether the accuracy has improved at all?
  6. macrumors 6502a


    Aug 21, 2007
    Rochester, NY
  7. macrumors newbie

    Nov 26, 2011
    A better music ID app

    I think Soundhound is better than Shazam. I used to have Shazam, and now I have Soundhound.

    It ID's music and humming/singing.

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