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Shazam Encore Hits BlackBerry App World Offering Premium Features

By Bla1ze on 27 Jan 2010 11:43 pm EST
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Shazam Encore Hits BlackBerry App World

The music identification program that is Shazam has been available for a while now. But, their latest premium offering, Shazam Encore is a new addtion to their line up. When it was announced I was kind of left wondering what exactly was in Encore that was not available in the other versions. The free version allows for look up, purchasing and sharing music but the premium version, Encore adds a whole lot more.

Premium Features:

  • 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.

That's quite a few additions to an already great app. Do they justify the $4.99 price point? Guess that depends on the user. But for myself, I can't really see me paying the cost for the additional options so I will stick with the free limited version that is also available in BlackBerry App World.

Reader comments

Shazam Encore Hits BlackBerry App World Offering Premium Features

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nm... I wish they had a better archive for songs searched. I believe it stores it locally correct?

Yes the songs are stored locally for the poster above ^^

This really is one of the best apps out there, especially for people who listen to alot of radio like myself. I catch myself always wondering what song is that on the radio or in a store or somewhere, anywhere Shazam always picks it up. This app definately deserves 5 stars across the board, Tagging a song takes less than 30 seconds and almost always comes back with a response. If you are someone who doesn't believe you'd tag more than 5 songs a month, than stick with the free version...

I've paid for Shazam, but the premium version I have installed is just called Shazam and not Shazam Encore. Do these differ or did they just rename the app?

Just seems like another way for Shazam to separate you from your wallet. I paid the $4.99 over a year ago so I'll keep the version I have.

i can't see any difference in this and the paid app...looks like what i paid for has all these new features. could be be the paid customers got the new features automatically pushed to their device?

I had both the old version and the new version working with 5.0. I had it pushed to my device quite a while ago.

I did a little investigating and found that Shazam Encore and Shazam Red are for the iPhone. BlackBerry users get Shazam for BlackBerry v2.1 (Which is what appworld is calling Encore).