Shazam now free on the Ovi Store
I am terrible at identifying music artists when listening to the radio and I can’t tell you the number of times I had to try to scramble to find a pen and paper to write down an artist so I could find their music later. I started using Shazam on the iPhone and this has helped a lot. As I mentioned back in June when the Ovi Store launched you could find ShazamID on the store, but it was not free. I read over on Symbian Guru that you can now get ShazamID for free in the Ovi Store until 30 November.
In case you are not familiar with the application, ShazamID allows you to hold your phone up to a speaker and then “tag” the music. Your phone “listens” to the song for about 30 seconds and then connects to the internet, a data connection is needed, to figure out the song and artist. On various mobile operating systems results are returned with links to iTunes, Amazon, etc. so you can actually buy the song as well. I have not tried it on my N97 yet to see if there are any of these purchase options on S60 devices. You can usually also then share that result via email or text so you can find the artist and song later too.
Have you tried it yet? Let us know how it works please.