Shazam is a service for mobile phones that lets you identify songs by playing them into your phone’s microphone. It’s available for iOS, Android, and other platforms. The iPhone version of Shazam is available as either a free, limited download or a premium full version called Shazam Encore which sells for $4.99. And starting today, Android users have the same two versions to choose from.

The free version of Shazam will let you identify up to 5 songs per month, while you’ll have to pay $4.99 for Shazam Encore if you want to remove the 5 songs per month limit.

On the other hand, Shazam Encore does have another key feature that you won’t find in the free app: it links to Pandora, allowing you to create internet radio stations based on tracks you’ve identified with Shazam.The Encore edition also get music recommendations based on the songs they tag.

If you download the free version of Shazam from the Android Market, you’ll be able to use the premium features for 7 days. Existing Shazam users who already had the app installed on their devices before July 14th can upgrade to version 2.0 and keep the unlimited tagging functionality.

via Android Guys

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