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A new look and more features makes Shazam even better (pictures)

With an interface redesign and quicker access to lyrics and video, the latest version of Shazam continues to improve.

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Jason Parker
Jason Parker has been at CNET for nearly 15 years. He is the senior editor in charge of iOS software and has become an expert reviewer of the software that runs on each new Apple device. He now spends most of his time covering Apple iOS releases and third-party apps.
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Discover new music

With Shazam's Pulse section, you can see most popular tags, the top current hits, and more.
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Auto Shazam

You can set Shazam to listen for music and shows even when you have the app turned off, making it great for identifying long playlists without having to do a thing.
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Identify songs quickly

Often when you hit the Shazam button, it will return results in only a few moments.
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So many options

Once you have a song identified, you get a ton of options for listening, watching videos, getting related recommendations, sharing, or seeing written reviews or lyrics.
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Explore the map

When you touch the Explore button, you get a map showing what people around the world have tagged recently.
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Sing along right away

Even while still listening to the song, you can access the lyrics to follow along.

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