Windows Phone 8 is finally getting a Shazam app, the eponymous media tagging Wikipedia you occasionally use. The headlining feature? You can tag right from the home screen. That kind of seamless tagging will shave off precious seconds from having to actually jump into an app; the difference between tagging a song and not tagging a song. The app is directly linked to Xbox Music or, if you own a Lumia device, Nokia Music.
There are some other features included, such as the ability to use the app as a second screen that shows ads and content related to TV shows that a user likes. There’s also simple sharing through Twitter and Facebook. The app is free, and has unlimited tagging for an endless stream of songs, TV shows and advertisements.
In addition, Shazam for Windows Phone 8 supports local tags, lyrics, music reviews and bios, and reflects a new design for larger album artwork. One neat thing about local tags is that you can set one as a tile on your home screen, allowing you to keep up with what people are listening to in your area.
You can pick up the new Shazam app for Windows Phone 8 in Microsoft’s mobile store now.