Shazam for Mac Download Tutorial

Shazam Entertainment Ltd. has made Shazam app available on Mac App Store on July 31, 2014. This something all the Mac users have been waiting for because Shazam is already available for other OS a few years ago. It is definitely one of the greatest Mac apps released in the App Store this year. Within a few months, Shazam for Mac has received more than 400 ratings from Mac users and the current version has three-and-a-half star rating. There are also a lot of positive reviews written by Mac users who are using this app.

Shazam for Mac

Is that a magical thing in this app and Mac users can’t resist to download it? For Mac users who have never use Shazam before, you might not know Shazam really comes with magic features. Shazam is a music expert. It is like an intimate to you if you download and install it to your Mac. With Shazam installed, you can play an unknown song from your iPod Touch near to your Mac microphone and Shazam is able to give you the song name, artists, and lyrics within a minute. You will be given a link to iTunes to buy the tracks too. The success rate is almost 100% as long as the environment is not uproarious. See how does Shazam work.

How to Download Shazam for Mac

As Shazam is already available in the Mac App Store, it is extremely easy to download and install it to a Mac, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac, Mac mini, or any Mac computer and desktop. Open your Mac and connect to the internet. Go to Mac App store and search for “Shazam”. Click on the install button and you will get Shazam for Mac within a minute. Shazam is a free app so there is no need to pay anything for it. However, there is also a premium version available where it comes with more unique features. Alternatively, you can also try Shazam online version if you love the app but don’t feel like to install it.

Shazam for Mac
Shazam for Mac Screenshot

Shazam works on these Mac versions:

  • Mac OS X Version 10.6: “Snow Leopard”
  • Mac OS X Version 10.7: “Lion”
  • Mac OS X Version 10.8: “Mountain Lion”
  • Mac OS X Version 10.9: “Mavericks”
  • Mac OS X Version 10.10: “Yosemite”

Shazam Alternatives for Mac and iOS users: Spotify, Midomi, SoundHound, MusixMatch and Musipedia. Some of them work faultlessly for PC users too.

Shazam is Not Working for Mac

For some reasons, if Shazam is not working on your Mac after you download the app from Mac App Store, you will need to check your internet connection. Sometimes the Shazam .app file might corrupt when you try to download Shazam to your Mac. Shazam doesn’t work if the .app file is not completely downloaded. Next, check your Mac OS X version. Shazam for Mac doesn’t work on these OS X version because they are not compatible.

  • Mac OS X Version 10.0: “Cheetah”
  • Mac OS X Version 10.1: “Puma”
  • Mac OS X Version 10.2: “Jaguar”
  • Mac OS X Version 10.3: “Panther”
  • Mac OS X Version 10.4: “Tiger”
  • Mac OS X Version 10.5: “Leopard”

You may leave a comment here if you are still having problems installing Shazam to your Mac OS X. Tell us why it is not working and the Shazam community here will reply to you as soon as possible.


Shazam Online Free Version for Mac and PC

“What’s the name of this song?” This is a frequently asked question when a song flew through your ears. Often, you will forget about this song if there is no answer from your friends. But now, you can find out the name of a song within a minute as long as you have a Mac or PC that is connected to the internet and able to online. All you need is to access to Shazam online version and put your microphone close to the song or music you want to identify. Shazam will then recognize the song and tell you the name, artist, and return the full information to you including lyrics if it is available in the online database.

Wow! How much does it cost for such a wonderful application? It is FREE! Yes, Shazam is a free app for everyone. It is available in the Apple App Store as well as Google Play Store for free. Anyone who owns an iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Windows Phone, Blackberry, Nokia, Android device, Mac, or PC can download this app at zero cost. PC users can also download Shazam for PC and use it anytime on your Windows 8, Windows 7, and Windows XP. As for Mac users, you can download Shazam from Mac App Store with just a click. Shazam Mac version works on an iMac, Mac mini, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and other Mac OS X devices perfectly. It works exactly as it should like on the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

On the other hand, Shazam is also available online. Any Shazam members can access the online version and use the app for free without the need to install the software to a Mac or PC. Shazam online version is definitely perfect for people who do not prefer to download and install Shazam on their computer or desktop.

How to Use Shazam Online

It is extremely easy to use Shazam online version especially if you know how does Shazam work. There are two types of account – the free one and the premium one. The premium one comes with a lot extra features but the free version is already good enough for identifying little known songs by tags. In order to use Shazam online, you will need to access to its official website at from your Mac or PC. Log in to your account if you already have one otherwise you can register a new account using your Facebook account. Once the registration is done, click on the MY SHAZAM button on top and you will see all the functions and features there. Shazam online version allows you to find music by searching the artists, album, track, or all.

Shazam online

Shazam Online Alternatives

Without doubt, Shazam is undeniably one of the best music identifying software available on earth today. However, there are a few alternatives you can try online for free. The first one we would like to recommend is Midomi. Midomi is a music-identifying app that detects song though your Mac, PC, or mobile device’s microphone and display the information of the song. Midomi also links the song to iTunes store in its result and you can purchase the track right away. Often, Midomi gives you a 100% success rate when you try to identifying a song.

Midomi app
Midomi Screenshot

Musipedia is another great alternative to Shazam. It is a music search engine that allows you to search for an unknown song. Musipedia is definitely only one of its kind because it comes with online tools that allow you search a song by its melody or tune. Users can draw piano notes with a mouse or upload a melody to search for the song information. This is definitely a brilliant software for music lovers.

Musipedia Screenshot