Shazam App for Mac Gains Apple Silicon Support, New Icon

Apple today updated its Shazam app for the Mac for the first time in two years, introducing Apple silicon support for M1 and M2 Macs and adding a refreshed icon that is in line with the look of macOS Monterey.

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The Shazam app for Mac is now using Apple's universal binary so it runs natively on both Intel Macs and those that have Apple-designed chips inside.

Apple finalized its purchase of Shazam back in 2018, but the Mac app has received few updates since then, making this the most notable update since the acquisition.

The Shazam app adds an icon to the Mac's menu bar that can be clicked to identify a song that is playing. The functionality is built into Siri so Mac users can access Shazam without having to install an app, but some may prefer an easy access menu bar app.

(Thanks, Aaron!)

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Top Rated Comments

Andrew73875 Avatar
7 weeks ago
Why everyone is making this weird white background as of recently? The original icon had a nice blue one:




Good thing that Apple changed their iWork icons from this:



to this:



Mountain Lion ones are still my personal favourite though:

Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
SW3029 Avatar
7 weeks ago
All apps should adopt the new rounded corner icons. Amazed it took Apple this long. The current icon shape has been standard for two years now.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
SwiftArtery Avatar
7 weeks ago
Surprised it took Apple that long to update one of their own apps to natively support Apple Silicon.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
cambric Avatar
7 weeks ago

what's an example of an app that doesn't have rounded corners?
This article and its comments are about Mac applications

There are many of those without Big Sur-ified icons:

Spotify
Firefox
VLC
LaunchBar
DaisyDisk
Acorn (image editor)

The last three are maybe not so well known but they are Mac-only so it’s really weird they still have old style icons
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
primarycolors Avatar
7 weeks ago

Parallels is the one that sticks out the worst like a sore thumb on my dock, and for such an Apple-centric company, it baffles me that they refuse to update their icon...
Check out this site: https://macosicons.com/
Lots of high quality replacement icons on there :)
You can apply them by Get Info'ing an app and dragging the downloaded .icns file onto its icon.
You have to redo it every time the app updates, but it's soooo worth it.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Andres Cantu Avatar
7 weeks ago
I wonder if iOS 17 will change the look of the icons to match that style, or if it will remain unique to macOS?

It will be the 10th year since the iOS 7 redesign from 2013, so it would be fitting, but maybe they’d look too weird on a phone. I’m not sure everyone would like them.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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