Tunefind helps you find music from movies and TV shows

Martin Brinkmann
Oct 3, 2013
Music, Music and Video

Did you ever watch a movie or TV show that used music that you really liked and wanted to find out more about? I discovered great music in the past that was used in movies or TV shows.

It was not always easy to identify the song or artist though. Sometimes, song and artist were listed in the ending credits of a movie, but that was not always the case.

If you are in the same spot, you may know that there are a couple of options that you have to identify music from TV shows or movies. You can search for the name of the movie or TV show and add music in the end, or try to search for lyrics that you were able to identify, or, you may record the music if possible and use a service such as Midomi or Shazam to identify it.

Or, you could use a specialized service such as Tunefind for this as it maintains a database of TV shows and movies, and the songs used in them.

Identify music from movies or TV shows

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Tunefind is a free Internet-based service that you can use to identify music that you heard while watching TV shows or movies. All you have to do is enter the name of the show or movie in the search form on the site and wait for the results to be populated.

TV shows are listed by season and then by episode, so that you need to know those information to find the song you are looking for. While it is theoretically possible to browse all episodes and seasons one after the other, it may take a while depending on the TV show.

Good news is that you do not need to use another site to listen to music samples. Each song used by a TV show or movie is linked as a preview right on Tunefind so that you can preview them in rapid succession to find the one you are looking for.

The service lists when a song was used using a description and time, so that you can speed up the process if you know when it was used in the film or TV show.

The service is quite up to date with the listings so that you will find the latest episodes of your TV show listed here as soon as they have aired.

If you sign up on the site, using Facebook or a direct sign up, you can ask questions about songs. This can be useful if a song is not mentioned yet under the songs listing, or if you want to find out more about it.


Tunefind offers a huge database of songs used in TV shows and movies. It may speed up the identification of songs significantly for you, as it is easy to use and offers an extensive regularly updated database and has an an active user base that contributes to the site.

The song that I was looking for? Sinnerman by Nina Simone.


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  1. Gregg DesElms said on October 6, 2013 at 12:52 am

    Very nice! Sadly, it has no companion Android app…

    …but I just tested it in my Galaxy Note II’s browser and it looks fine. Once a show is searched on, and a song is found, its fit into the browser starts falling apart a little; meaning that the site’s web version still needs work. But it’s, as my ol’ man used to say, “close enough for government work.”


    Gregg L. DesElms
    Napa, California USA
    gregg at greggdeselms dot com

  2. jasray said on October 4, 2013 at 2:17 am

    Definitely maxes out the awesome factor scale.

  3. tinwheeler said on October 3, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    Martin, Thanks, this rocks. I’ve been looking for a site like this for a while now. I’m sure there are quite a few people like me who are watching a show and have a song creep into their sub conscience and later want to know what it was and couldn’t find it. Appreciate your finding all these little hidden gems.

    1. Martin Brinkmann said on October 4, 2013 at 8:22 am

      The best finds are usually those that I need for myself.

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