iOS 14.6 RC Introduces New Shazam App Clip

As part of the iOS and iPadOS 14.6 RC update that was released yesterday, Apple has introduced a new Shazam App Clip, which now allows users to find and identify a song using the new iOS 14 feature, instead of being redirected to the Shazam website or app.

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Apple introduced App Clips with iOS 14 in June of last year as a small, mini-app that can run on a device, without a user needing to download an app from the App Store. There are multiple ways to activate an App Clip, including a specially designed App Clip QR code, an NFC tag, or even websites. Developers must, however, support the feature first.

As 9to5mac reports, Apple is now beginning to implement the feature with its own apps. With iOS 14.2, Apple added a direct Shazam toggle into Control Center, allowing users to not only identify a song playing from their device but be able to identify any song playing around them without having to download the Shazam app. Apple is now extending functionality even further, not requiring users to have the Shazam app at all, or even visit the website thanks to App Clips.

The process works the same; tap the Shazam toggle in Control Center, which can be added in Settings, wait a few moments for your iPhone or iPad to identify a song, and then the App Clip appears. From the App Clip, users can choose to share the song, hear a short preview, and open it in Apple Music to be saved for later.

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Top Rated Comments

RomanEmpire Avatar
9 months ago

Another feature I will never use - I simply refused to pay for any music / movie streaming services when I can download what I want at no cost.
And that would be…through stealing?
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
japanime Avatar
9 months ago
Let me guess: It won't work if you are trying to use it with any of Apple's own headphones. ?

(Sarcasm aside, I do love Shazam.)
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
omglolbbq Avatar
9 months ago

I like this since i never install Shazam app but sometimes i want to know about a song i can't recognise.

Good to know that it will be a quick access from the control center.
It has been available in Control Center for a while now…
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
aespana Avatar
9 months ago
I like this since i never install Shazam app but sometimes i want to know about a song i can't recognise.

Good to know that it will be a quick access from the control center.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
newyorksole Avatar
9 months ago

Another feature I will never use - I simply refused to pay for any music / movie streaming services when I can download what I want at no cost.
Everyone is attacking you because they have more of a moral high around and better ethics than you, but I guarantee everyone on here has watched/downloaded something they shouldn’t have.

I happily pay for streaming and downloads personally. Also glad to see App Clips being used more.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iDento Avatar
9 months ago

Everyone is attacking you because they have more of a moral high around and better ethics than you, but I guarantee everyone on here has watched/downloaded something they shouldn’t have.

I happily pay for streaming and downloads personally. Also glad to see App Clips being used more.
They don’t brag about it, tho.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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