Shazam is the benchmark for music recognition software, better known and more used than Tunatic and TrackID, is not required on Windows 10 Mobile to find the performer of a song playing on the radio. The latest Microsoft smartphone system comes with a built-in tool to recognize music, via the voice assistant Cortana.
Although Shazam is preinstalled with Lumia in Windows 10 Mobile, you can uninstall this app which becomes unnecessary.
Use the “Shazam” built into Windows 10 Mobile
1. From the Home screen, press themagnifying glass icon and on the blue microphone at the bottom right to start an audio search through Cortana.
2. Instead of dictating an order to Cortana, press the music notes at the top right of the screen.
3. Music search is in progress, bring the phone near the speakers or increase the volume of the music if the assistant does not find anything.
4. Music recognition only takes a few seconds and the result is displayed as: title of the song, album and artist. A search history is even offered to remember the best songs you have listened to.