Shazam for Android update now offers music previews

Shazam is now rolling out their latest update for Android users who are looking to get more social with their music. Shazam has labeled this one as a major update for Android users as it now includes the ability to preview songs of music you and your friends have tagged in the past as well as songs listed on Shazam’s tag chart and recommendations board.

In addition to the previews being added, Shazam has also updated the UI on the search results page. You'll now get bigger cover art and new location feature so that you'll know where exactly you tagged music. Full press release as well as the download link can be found after the break.

Shazam Announces Music Previews as Part of Android Update

Shazamers can listen to a clip of songs they or their friends have tagged

London, UK – 28 June, 2011 - Shazam®, the world’s leading mobile discovery company, today announced a major update for Shazamers on Android devices, available from Android Market and Amazon app store.

The most exciting addition is Shazam’s music preview feature which allows Shazamers to listen to a 30-second clip of a song they’ve tagged.  This feature allows Shazamers to replay the clip at anytime, helping them decide if they like it and want to buy it.  Music previews works when Shazamers browse through their tag history, their friends’ tags in Shazam Friends, or tags featured in Shazam’s Tag Chart and Recommendations.

The tag results page is also improved with larger cover art, a cleaner look, and the addition of the location feature, showing Shazamers where they were when they Shazam’d a track.  When looking through their tag history, the location information shows up at the bottom of the tag result, reminding them where they were or what they were doing when they heard that tune.

Shazam on Android is available in 45 countries and will work for all phones running on the Android platform.  The location feature will be available in all of those countries and music previews will be available in the US, UK, Germany, France, Austria, and Switzerland.  There is no charge for the Free App while Encore with unlimited tagging and extra features is available for $4.99 / €3.99 / £2.99 from Android Market or Amazon app store.