iOS 14.2 Beta Adds New Shazam Music Recognition Feature for Control Center

Apple today released the first beta of iOS 14.2 to developers for testing purposes, and the new update introduces a Music Recognition control for the Control Center.

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The new feature lets you discover music playing around you and it recognizes the music playing with in apps, even when you're wearing AirPods. Songs pop up as notifications, and you can tap to listen in Apple Music.

Shazam's Music Recognition feature can be added to Control Center through the Control Center options in the Settings app. To use the feature, open up Control Center and then tap on the Shazam icon to initiate a single recognition.

Apple devices have long been able to recognize songs through Shazam, but doing so at the current time requires asking Siri to identify a song or opening up the Shazam app for iOS devices. The new Control Center feature will make it easier to get a song recognized with minimal effort.

With today's update, Apple has also added a new music feature that displays ‌Apple Music‌ suggestions in the Control Center Now Playing widget when music is not being actively played. Redesigned media controls also make it easier to see and control AirPlay-connected devices like Apple TVs and speakers.

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For those who have low vision, Apple introduced a new "People Detection" feature in the Magnifier app that is designed to use the camera to let iPhone users know how far away other people are.

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The new iOS 14.2 beta will likely be in testing for some time as Apple works on releasing new iPhones. We're expecting new iPhones to debut sometime in October.

Related Roundups: iOS 14, iPadOS 14
Related Forum: iOS 14

Top Rated Comments

eddiezus Avatar
11 months ago
LMAO i was just bitching about Shazam removing the widget and not adding a new widget to replace it. I went as far as posting a shortcut as a widget just for them to pull this out the bag! ?
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dannyyankou Avatar
11 months ago
Oh that's cool. I have the Shazam complication on my Apple Watch.

Would be cool if they opened control center to developers.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
4jasontv Avatar
11 months ago

The Control Center should not look like the Home Screen, icons should be translucent with a white image
Wait until control center gets folders.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mr. Awesome Avatar
11 months ago
Hmmmm.... I just uninstalled the Beta profile.... but this might make me install it again. ?
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
asdavis10 Avatar
11 months ago
Finally. Been waiting for this integration since the acquisition. Going to love the convenience. Will be downloading 14.2 tonight.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Nozuka Avatar
11 months ago
I've been wondering when we would finally get to see some "fruits" of this acquisition... ;)
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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