Audiggle Windows App is Like Shazam for Your Desktop

Adam DuVander
Jun. 16 2010, 12:46AM EDT

What's that song? If you're out and about, you might reach for your mobile phone's "name that tune" app, such as Shazam on iPhone. But if you're at your PC, it can be as easy as clicking over to the Audiggle app, which reports on sound from video, internet radio, or anything passing audio to your speakers. Be it a YouTube clip, TV show on Hulu, internet radio, DVD or any other source, Audiggle can find the title and artist.


Once Audiggle has found the song, it uses several APIs to provide more information: see lyrics, videos and concert dates for the artist. APIs used include Amazon EC2, Bandsintown, iTunes and iTunes Connect,, and YouTube (more details at our Audiggle profile).

To be able to access your sound, Audiggle needs to install on your computer. You can download the software, though it is only available on Windows at the moment. A Mac version is "coming soon."

Adam DuVander Hi! I'm Developer Communications Director for SendGrid and former Executive Editor of ProgrammableWeb. I currently serve as a Contributing Editor. If you have API news, or are interested in writing for ProgrammableWeb, please contact Though I'm a fan of anything API-related, my particular interest is in mapping. I've published a how-to book, Map Scripting 101, to get anyone started making maps on websites. In a not-so-distant past life I wrote for Wired and Webmonkey.



Audiggle requires you to PAY for its identification service. Absurdly, it pulls from Gracenote, a FREE public music database! You can't even test out the program without buying "credits". <b>GARBAGEWARE!!!</b>