Until not so long ago, whenever a song played on the radio or during a TV advert, and we didn't know its name, we simply had to trust someone with more musical knowledge than us to identify it, wait to be able to hear it once again or any other lucky situation to be able to satisfy our music-loving curiosity.
However, things changed with the arrival of Shazam and other services of the likes of SoundHound. With these apps, we only had to press a button and aim our device at the sound source to start their music recognition function and find out the name and singer of the song in question in a matter of seconds. Yes, they killed the romanticism of music discovery, but since music collections had been killed by MP3 and finished off by streaming, it's not such a serious issue.
The lightweight version of Shazam
Shazam is the most famous app of them all to identify music but the truth is that its resource consumption (memory, storage space, connection...) isn't suitable for low-end Android devices. That's why its developers have released Shazam Lite, the lightweight version of the app that runs on smartphones and tablets with Android 2.3.
Identify any song with any phone and under any circumstances.
Thanks to this app, we can make the most of basic music recognition functions by simply downloading an APK that weighs less than 1 MB:
- Save space with the lightest version of Shazam.
- Identify music and save that information even when offline.
- Compatible with the slowest data networks: it works with 2G.
So now that you know, download the best application to identify music consuming fewer resources on your smartphone.