Parents' Guide to

Shazam Encore

By Carla Thornton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Kid-safe but often inaccurate at recognizing music.

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Community Reviews

age 17+

Based on 1 parent review

age 17+

Needs parental controls.

Any kid has access to all of the unedited lyrics at any time. I looked up the lyrics for Starships by Nicki Minaj because my kids like the radio edit version, but both the song and the lyrics are R rated (17+).

This title has:

Easy to play/use
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1):
Kids say (4):

Who sings that song? Shazam promises instant satisfaction by identifying any song you point the mic at. Unfortunately, it's not that good. It failed to identify about half the songs played over our laptop's speakers. It did better with loud, high-quality stereo music. But Shazam works only with recorded songs; it doesn't recognize live performances, such as your voice. We recommend applying your five bucks to Midomi Soundhound, which can do all this and more.

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