How can I find out what song is playing in a video on my phone?

Answered by Jason Smith

There are a few different ways you can find out what song is playing in a video on your phone. One popular option is to use a music identification app like Shazam. Shazam is available for both Android and iOS devices, and it’s incredibly easy to use.

To get started, you’ll need to download the Shazam app from the App Store or Google Play Store. Once you have the app installed, open it up and make sure your phone’s microphone is enabled.

Next, play the video on your phone that has the song you want to identify. It’s important to note that the song should be playing loud and clear for Shazam to be able to recognize it.

While the video is playing, open the Shazam app and tap on the big blue button to start the listening process. Hold your phone close to the speakers or the area where the sound is coming from. Shazam will start analyzing the audio and comparing it to its extensive database of songs.

After a few seconds, Shazam will display the song title, artist, and other relevant information about the track. You can then tap on the song to view more details, including lyrics, music videos, and options to stream or purchase the song.

In some cases, Shazam may not be able to identify the song if it’s a rare or obscure track, or if the audio quality is poor. However, Shazam has a high success rate and is usually able to identify popular songs accurately.

If you don’t want to use Shazam or if it’s not available in your country, there are other music identification apps you can try. Some popular alternatives include SoundHound, Musixmatch, and Genius. These apps work in a similar way to Shazam and can help you identify songs playing in videos on your phone.

In addition to using dedicated music identification apps, you can also try manually searching for the song lyrics or specific phrases from the song on search engines like Google. Sometimes, this can lead you to the song title and artist.

Another option is to ask for help from others. If you’re watching the video with friends or family, someone might recognize the song and be able to tell you what it is. You can also try posting a clip of the video or describing the song on social media or online forums dedicated to music. There are many communities online where people enjoy helping each other identify songs.

Whether you choose to use a music identification app like Shazam or explore other options, there are plenty of ways to find out what song is playing in a video on your phone.