I am looking for an application that continuously recognizes popular songs on Android, like Shazam on iPhone. The Android version does not provide this specific feature (we have to click manually each time we hear a new track).

A description of the basic concept from Wikipedia:

Shazam uses a mobile phone's built-in microphone to gather a brief sample of music being played. An acoustic fingerprint is created based on the sample, and is compared against a central database for a match. If a match is found, information such as the artist, song title, and album are relayed back to the user.

A solution is preferred that:

  • is gratis
  • has an option to send the playlist by email
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    3 downvotes and no comment... if you want to help me improve the question, downvote it if that makes you feel better but at least leave a comment! Commented Jun 16, 2014 at 18:46
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    Would MusicXMatch qualify? It recognises songs played from many music apps automatically.
    – Huey
    Commented Apr 14, 2015 at 13:32
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    I don't use any of those. But if you're still looking for such an app, be welcome to check with my list of apps for Music Identification :)
    – Izzy
    Commented Feb 18, 2016 at 14:54

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The Auto Shazam feature was added to the Android app in June 8, 2016.

Long press to Auto Shazam

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