Shazam for Mac takes your music discovery to a whole new level. Catch the music playing around you without ever digging a phone out of your pocket. Go nuts, match it all!

Shazam runs quietly behind the scenes, but springs to life when it finds a song you should know about, creating a playlist as it goes. You can now effortlessly find it, share it or buy it.

• Operates magically in the background, ready to name that tune at a moment’s notice.
• Instant, seamless access to all the music that makes up the world around you.
• One-click access to lyrics, music videos or to listen on Apple Music.
• Discover like never before, share like always.

Let Shazam teach your Mac a few new tricks and bring the magic home!

What's New

Version 1.2.5

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Ratings and Reviews

2.5 out of 5

84 Ratings

84 Ratings

this is not like the version for iPhone or iPad


I just downloaded it onto my iMac. Completely different than what I have been using on my iPhone. It starts in always-listening mode (instead of touch-here-to-Shazam) . It apparently installs default permission to track your location, and to use your iMac’s camera. Neither of which I want, and I can’t find any way to disable that. It does not appear to provide any path that I can see where I can sign in, and thus bring my song list history from my other devices. The interface is pretty much non-existent; it just says it is on and listening, in case music ever plays. If there is a way to get to an interface, I can’t find it. I can’t even figure out how to delete the app. Which is what I plan to do. Disappointing, as I have liked the iPhone version.

Why so negative reviews?


I don’t understand why most of reviews are so negative, and why the app has such a low rating. I didn’t experience any of the problems mentioned in those reviews, the app works just fine like it should. It’s very convenient that I don’t have to do anything for it to start recognising, it works by itself and also keeps the history, which is quite handy in case of listening to internet-radio.

It Works but crashes more than Daniil Kvyat


When it’s running it works fine but it crashes a LOT. As long as I’ve been using it no updaes have ever fixed the crashing randomly issue. It never fails that when you hear that one song that you want identified you look on your Shazam to find that it’s grayed out again, crashed.
Oh well, you get what you pay for.


Shazam Entertainment Limited
5.4 MB
English, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
© 2018 Shazam Entertainment Ltd.


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