Have you ever heard a random song playing somewhere else that you instantly liked, yet couldn’t look it up just because you didn’t know the song name? Well, it does happen a lot of times. And that’s where Shazam for PC comes to the rescue.
Shazam helps you to identify songs from just a small snippet. Shazam records the song playing nearby and analyses it for known song signatures in its database. If a match is found, relevant information about the song is displayed, including artist and album information, year of release, etc. Shazam is available on iOS, Android, Windows Mobile and Windows 8.This article will show you how to install Shazam on PC.
How to Get Shazam for PC
If you are running Windows 8 on your PC, Shazam has an all new official app on Windows Store. Head on to the Store and search and download the Shazam app. The app will use your computer’s built-in or external microphone to record audio clips (for identification purposes).
If you are not on Windows 8, there is no official desktop version of the app. However, you can download the Android version of the app (APK) and run it inside a suitable emulator for PC. Here, we will use BlueStacks for running Shazam for PC (Windows 7/Vista/XP) and Mac.
Download and install Shazam for PC
- Download and install BlueStacks for PC / Mac. [Setup Instruction]
- Download the Shazam APK on your computer.
- Double click on the APK to install Shazam in BlueStacks.
Alternatively, you can also search and install Shazam inside BlueStacks.
Run Shazam on PC / Mac
Once Shazam for PC is installed within in BlueStacks, launch it from the app drawer or the home screen shortcut. Play a song on your computer, mobile phone or mp3 player and turn it loud enough so that your computer’s microphone can pick it up. Tap on the Shazam icon inside BlueStacks and give it a few seconds to analyze the audio. If the song being played is in Shazam’s database, it will be identified and additional information will be displayed.