Shazam gets bug fixing, and Pimp My Band gets tweaks, prep for next update

Shazam (and its ad-free sibling Shazam Encore) received some a milestone update a few weeks ago. Unfortunately, those updates also broke a few things along the way. Luckily for us, the team behind the app is not giving up as they have pushed out another update to right those wrongs.

Additionally, Pimp My Band, the one-of-kind app that lets you customize the Me Tile on the Microsoft Band also picked up an update today. It adds a few new features and laying the groundwork for a bigger update down the road.

Shazam Windows Phone

Shazam and Shazam Encore

  • Installation on SD card enabled
  • Fix of the issue with missing Shazams after the last App Update
  • Minor bug fixes

Certainly the 'missing Shazams' was a big deal for many, and we did catch quite a few complaints from users that the app was not working. The installation to SD card is also fixed. We have heard from devs in the past that SD card installation can be tricky on Windows Phone, so we do not begrudge them for not getting that on the start.

Pimp My Band

Pimp My Band 1.5

  • Added live preview: you can view your tiles in the app
  • Added dominant color picker: now you can choose different dominant colors
  • Preparing for some magic
  • Bug fixes

The Live Preview refers to the somewhat updated layout, which is a bit more bold and clear for when changing those backgrounds. The 'Preparing for some magic' likely refers to the recent firmware update on the Microsoft Band, which seems to have unlocked more features for the developer behind this app (and its companion, Band Sensor Monitor). We are not too sure of what to expect in the next update, but evidently it should be something cool.

By the way, if you need some wallpapers, our members in our Band forums have been compiling a nice list of ones they have created. Make sure you swing by to pick them up, or, if you have some talent, feel free to share yours in there too! You can find that forum here: Band Wallpapers!

QR: Shazam

QR: Shzam

QR: pimp

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.

  • Ninety nine cents? I could buy a Krabby Patty on Wednesday with that money! I'll try Pimp my Band for now
  • I mean, if you have a Microsoft Band, Pimp My Band is like, required, lol. Although I potentially see Microsoft building that in themselves at some point.
  • Nice
  • Yeah! Now we can move 1mb app to sd card. Alot of memory :P
  • Tipped so many times, still no name mention
  • I mean, sometimes...I just check my own phone for updates.
  • Trolled
  • Damn Daniel...pwned lol
  • In case you see tip before checking for updates.... That's it...
  • #rektbyRubino
  • When band will ship outside us? Do they want us to use galaxy gear or what
  • Good luck getting the Galaxy Gear to work with any phone other than Samsung Galaxy series phone.
    Pebble and fit it work with Windows Phone. If you must have a smart accessory right now,then try them.
  • The boys at SoundHound should take notes
  • Im Still using Cortana for song recognition.
  • This ¡!
  • I tweeted SoundHound and they said they have put development of an update on hold for now but hope to return to it in the future. Tweet @soundhoundhelps to encourage them to change their decision...
  • Nice how Devs already can have fun with MS Band o/
  • Now that Shazam is back working on their WP app, I really hope we get the ability to log in again, but this time add support to see the tags at  I never understood why that wasn't a feature before.   Slightly off topic, but has anyone tried musiXmatch lyrics player?  I installed it after seeing the update article here last month.  It works ok (as long as the radio is pretty loud), but the pin to start button doesn't work in the 'music id' section. Has anyone gotten that to work?  I tried a reinstall, but that didn't help.  Installed on an HTC One M8.  I left them a message on FB, they replied saying that they were going to forward the info on to their tech team.  Hoping this gets resolved soon.
  • Shazam is still broken, doesn't go past loading screen for me
  • When you go to My Shazam it doesn't play videos. When going backwards with arrow it doesn't fully closes. You have to hold arrow and then close on x.
    I did love older Shazam.
  • Same problem here.Lumia 630 on DP.
  • The closing thing isn't an issue, lots of WP 8.1 apps have it. Facebook, Telegram, Shazam, Calendar, etc
  • The older one was faster and more feature rich. It had top charts for songs. Shazam tile on start screen immediately started detection of music through the app. Current version takes lot of time to go past the loading page and till then the song is over.
  • The main problem is the old version runs perfect and the new is slower and if i start a video it ends with a white screen of using cortana and uninstall Shazam.Loved it before.Now its crap.
  • Shazam still stuck at "loading"... Still not working on Lumia 920
  • I want the awe....wait for it....some LYRICPLAY feature back in biz
  • Still stuck on loading screen for shazam on my 1520
  • i see this dribbble account in Andrew Peacock to design details to Shazam on Microsoft Band here's the what did you description what you say "A concept for a Microsoft Band version of Shazam. Wearables are the perfect vehicle for an app like Shazam - the portability of the form factor, and having it on you at all times means that no matter where you are, you will be able to identify that song that you love." said to Andrew Peacock. Using the own the touch to Shazam button to tag now use a smart band for Microsoft.