Smartphone users are probably familiar with music recognition apps like Shazam and SoundHound by now. For those unfamiliar, these apps will help users identify songs that they might be hearing on radio, television, clubs, the mall, etc. Well for those who felt that Shazam was pretty slow at recognizing songs, the company has recently announced that Shazam 5.0 has been launched for iOS, claiming that it will now be able to identify songs on radio or television in one second.

“With the release of Shazam 5.0 for iPhone and iPod touch, Shazam fans will be able to get the information they’re looking for almost instantaneously, giving them lightning-fast access to content and a deeper experience surrounding the song, TV show or TV advertisement they have just tagged. Shazam delivers the fastest and most exciting way to discover, explore, purchase and share music, access more content about television shows, and get more information and even buy products and services from the world’s leading brands.”

The update will also feature a newly designed interface, improved sharing on social networks and additional language support for Brazilian, Portuguese, Korean and Spanish. For those who have yet to update or to check it out, Shazam is currently free for download from the App Store, so what are you waiting for?

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