Shazam for iPhone Gains a Home Screen Widget in Latest App Update

Apple-owned Shazam version 14.4 was released today, and the latest update to the music recognition app brings a new widget to the iPhone Home Screen, where users can see their recent song history at a glance.

shazam widget
The Shazam widget is available in three sizes: The smallest square widget displays the last track that you've discovered with Shazam; the larger oblong widget shows the last three tracks found with the most recent prominently displayed along the top; and the largest square widget shows the last four tracks, with the most recent similarly headlining above the previous three songs.

In addition, all the widget types include a Shazam button in the upper right corner that when tapped will automatically start listening for any music that's currently being played in the environment.

Apple acquired Shazam in 2018, and has been gradually bringing the app into closer alignment with ‌Apple Music‌ ever since, offering trials to the streaming service through the app and the ability to sync Shazams directly to Apple Music. The app recently surpassed 200 million monthly active users worldwide.

Shazam can be downloaded from the App Store for free, and it can be accessed through the Control Center on ‌iPhone‌ and ‌iPad‌, through ‌Siri‌ commands, or on the Mac. Shazam is also available on Android devices and select features can be accessed on the web.

Top Rated Comments

derekamoss Avatar
42 months ago
I feel like the only reason they bought it in the first place is because Tim Cook loved the word shazam and wanted to add it to his common monologues like this "We are introducing the most "magical" product we have ever made, the thinnest and most expensive iPad ever." and instead of a mic drop at the end he goes out with SHAZAM!
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
PSeg90 Avatar
42 months ago
I've had faster results just asking Siri "What song is this?"
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Regbial Avatar
42 months ago
Did they also add a "check which offline songs you've discovered" page? Because that is my latest gripe with it... Apparently, the 3 offline songs it found, it showed them to me in a popup, and then after dismissing it, they were gone. Not on my list, not anywhere... Now I've lost them forever. ... I dunno, I'd rather basic functionality over meh widgets...
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Boutsik Avatar
42 months ago
I can't seem to find it. After checking the + sign and searching for the Widget I cannot find one for Shazam...what am I doing wrong??
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
A.wang28 Avatar
42 months ago

I thought iOS 14 widget weren’t interactive. Does this mean they are changing their minds in this regard?
Some widgets are interactive in a way, like the Shortcuts widget that allows you to select the shortcuts or the Music widget that allows you to pick the playlists. I guess the Shazam button in the widget doesn't deviate from the existing practice.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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