4 Best Music Recognition Apps for Android and iPhone

It often happens that you listen to a great song that you are in love with but you can’t identify it. You don’t remember the lyrics but you want to know which song it is. You don’t have to worry about this anymore since there are a great number of music recognition apps available that can help you in identifying the music you are listening to.

We have selected the best 4 apps that provide this functionality. What’s better is that these apps can be used to play music as well!

Without further ado, here are top 4 music identifier apps you should check out today.

1. Shazam

Shazam Discover songs

Shazam is one of the best music ID app used for Android and iOS. It utilizes the phone’s inbuilt Microphone and takes a part of the song you are hearing to start the identification process. The free version of the app helps you in identifying a number of free songs and gives you information like artist, lyrics and song names. You can buy tracks from Amazon and MP3 store and it also gives you the liberty of sharing track tags on Facebook and Twitter. The app also has a paid version called the Shazam Encore.

Download (Android, iOS)

2. Genius

Genius Song Lyrics

Genius has a humongous collection of song lyrics and musical tracks material. It has a user base of over 100 million every month and has a floating button located at the bottom of the app screen which helps in identifying songs. You can tap on it to see lyrics of the song and play the song and to share it as well.

Download (Android, iOS)

3. SoundHound

SoundHound Music Discovery

SoundHound is one of the most popular music identification apps for Android and iOS that allow you to know more about albums, artists and music. The best part of this is that it allows you to play latest music too! The highlight of SoundHound app is that it identifies music even when you are humming the song.

Download (Android, iOS)

4. Music ID


The interface of this app may not be too attractive but it is one of the fastest Android and iOS apps that can be used for identification of music. It is the best app when you wish to identify the name of the song. The app has a data base of 200+ million songs and it will flash the name of the song playing along with the artist’s name and all information about the song. You can fast track song identification by using the song identification widget.

Download (Android, iOS)