Shazam Update Brings Support for Music Detection Within Messages

Popular music-detecting app Shazam today rolled out an update that adds support for the service within Messages, so users can send new artist and song discoveries directly to friends and family members.

To use Shazam in Messages, make sure the app is updated to version 10.1.0, then open Messages, navigate to the contact you want to send a song to, and tap the App icon to the left of the conversation box. Shazam will now be in your App Drawer, so either tap the four dots on the bottom left corner of the screen, or swipe through each app until you reach it.

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The only user interface option within the Messages app for Shazam is "Touch to Shazam," so whenever a song is playing nearby, allow the app to listen and once it does it'll create a card to send to the current contact. The created message can be tapped on to jump into Shazam, buy the track on iTunes, or listen to it on Apple Music.

With its new update Shazam is joining a collection of existing apps that introduced support for the Messages App Store following the launch of iOS 10. In a recent Sensor Tower study, download growth for these apps was said to have increased profoundly after rolling out support for truncated, but helpful versions of each app in Messages.

Shazam can be downloaded for free from the iOS App Store [Direct Link]. Those who already have the app should start seeing the update rolling out throughout the day.

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39 months ago
Soon they'll replace iOS with iMessageOS. You'll be able to browse the web in iMessage soon enough.
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39 months ago

sorry i meant the app - i just use Siri which is clearly tied to Shazam

I still use the app as I'd rather not announce my ignorance of current music out loud.
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39 months ago
Is this the new multitasking? Implementing apps in others. Don't get the benefit
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39 months ago
I'm trying to determine the scenario in which I'll need Shazam inside of iMessage...

My friend texting me at the club, "Bro, this track is sick. What song is it?"

Open Shazam in messages, then send him the tagged song.

Otherwise... I'm not often identifying music while texting.
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39 months ago
Every time I read the release notes for a Shazam update I laugh so hard. It wants to be so much more important than it is. No, you can't have my location, no you can't access my contacts, no, I'm not hooking you up to my Apple Music/Spotify/Pandora, and no, I'm not giving you access to my photos or whatever. I don't need to save my "shazams", thanks. I just want you to tell me what song I'm hearing, so I can take a screenshot of the result and deal with it later, and then close Shazam until the next time that situation comes up.
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39 months ago

Is this the new multitasking? Implementing apps in others. Don't get the benefit


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39 months ago

I often use Shazam. What makes it old? Is there a better alternative to finding out what a song is that you never heard of?


sorry i meant the app - i just use Siri which is clearly tied to Shazam
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39 months ago

I often use Shazam. What makes it old? Is there a better alternative to finding out what a song is that you never heard of?


Just ask Siri!
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39 months ago
It's great how developers are using iMessage. It's entrenching users further into the Apple ecosystem too. Who would want to talk to a green-bubble grub when you can spam everybody else with stickers!

Also, great to see Shazam still around. One of the first iPhone apps that was truly mindblowing.
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39 months ago

SoundHound is the way to go. Shazam is just terrible, with useless updates.


But thats just your opinion like it was when I stated my opinion. I think its great and have never had issues with it.
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