Music is there to be shared and Soundtracking is here to help you in this noble quest. This music app for Android can recognise which tracks are blasting out of your stereo and then offers a selection of social networks through which you can share your top playlisting choices.
The idea of creating a communal experience around your taste in music is by no means a new one. The archetypal Last.Fm was founded way back in 2002, so there’s something a bit quaint about how late Soundtracking has arrived to the party. Especially considering how Shazam does a very similar job with several more features included.
Despite all this, Soundtracking is a very good app indeed. Its track recognition worked with everything we threw at it, from big hitters such as Madonna to up and coming new acts like A$AP Rocky. We even chucked in a Nicola Roberts album track in there for good measure and still came up trumps.
Instead of being centred around discovering new music, Soundtracking is more about sharing what you already know. Each post you send out via the app can be distributed through Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare with track names and location data attached.
If you click on a post, users can listen to the song you’ve selected through Spotify, download it through iTunes, ‘Like’ it, ‘Love’ it and comment on it. That’s a pretty comprehensive list of musical things to do.
This can all be done through the app itself, as well as each post’s dedicated webpage. Both versions of Soundtracking allow you to connect with posts your social media friends have also made, an excellent touch.
So Soundtracking is by no means an original download but it gets our vote of confidence anyway. Everything this app does, it does well and with a more user-friendly interface than many of its competitors. How could we possibly complain?
The Bottom Line
An unoriginal but slick music recognition app with serious social media capabilities.
Version reviewed 1.0.1
Requires Android 2.2 or higher