Shazam App Updated to Sync With iPhone's Built-In Music Recognition Feature

Shazam, the popular music recognition service, has updated its iPhone and iPad app so that songs identified with the Music Recognition feature in iOS now sync with the Shazam app.

Shazam Music Recognition Control Center
For those unfamiliar with Shazam, the app is designed to listen for music that's playing, providing a song title and artist for identification purposes. Apple's iPhones and iPads feature built-in Shazam integration with or without the app installed, available through the Music Recognition button in Control Center, and by asking Siri to identify a song that's playing.

Previously it was believed that the sync feature between Music Recognition in Control Center and the Shazam app was limited to devices running the iOS 16 developer beta, but Shazam has now rolled out the feature to the current app for devices running iOS 15.

Also new in this update, Shazam history is now synced across devices. Previously, long pressing the Music Recognition button in Control Center only displayed song identification history for the current device. Going forward however it will show all songs identified from any device signed into the same Apple ID, regardless of whether it was done via the app or Control Center.

After years of ‌‌Siri‌‌ integration, Apple acquired Shazam in 2018, and since iOS 14.2, Apple's mobile devices have had the system-level song recognition function.

In September 2021, Apple announced that the Music Recognition feature in Control Center had surpassed one billion cumulative recognitions across the iPhone and iPad since launching.

Tag: Shazam

Top Rated Comments

Unggoy Murderer Avatar
7 months ago
Nice update, that always seemed like a strange oversight.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
aleksander Avatar
7 months ago
Incredible it took years to sync such an obvious feature between services owned by Apple. How messy must it be in those beautifully designed spaceship offices?
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MarkVeldhuis Avatar
7 months ago
It does not automatically add the song to the “My Shazam Tracks” playlist in Apple Music however, if you have that enabled. Bummer.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
svish Avatar
7 months ago
Great!! Syncing across devices is also very welcome.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
annu_here Avatar
5 weeks ago
Shazam still not adding the songs to my Shazam Playlist when scanned from the control center. Don't know why they can't get such a simple thing working. Had been working perfectly since 2019 or 2020 on my android from the notification tray so its just one of those apple things
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Saili Avatar
7 months ago
Control center Shazam could also recognize song played in airpods but Shazam app could not... is this also fixed ?
And what about Shazam watch app ? Does it recognize and add songs to Apple music ?
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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