Shazam App Can Now Identify Songs in TikTok, Instagram, YouTube and More

Apple today updated its Shazam music recognition app to allow it to recognize and identify songs that are playing in third-party apps like TikTok, Instagram, and YouTube.

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According to Apple, users can open up Shazam, tap the blue button, and switch back to the app that was in use to see what's playing. The Shazam app engages the iPhone's microphone to hear the song, and it is able to listen while the other app is in use. After a few seconds, the song will be identified and swapping back to Shazam will show the song name and information.

It is simpler to use the built-in Song Recognition feature in the ‌iPhone‌'s Control Center to identify a song. With Song Recognition, you can open up an app like YouTube, play a song, swipe into Control Center, and tap the Song Recognition icon to determine what's playing.

Using this method does not require you to exit out of the YouTube app. Once a song is identified, it shows up as a notification or in the Dynamic Island, and you can tap into the Shazam app to get more information.

Identifying a song with Shazam adds it to a Shazam playlist in Apple Music so you can listen to it in full at a later time. For those who don't have ‌Apple Music‌, the Shazam app also keeps track of recent Shazams.

Shazam can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

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Top Rated Comments

Brad7 Avatar
12 months ago
I don’t get it, wasn’t this always available? I’ve used the Control Center Shazam often and everywhere. Don’t recall coming across any roadblocks… ?
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
diddl14 Avatar
12 months ago
Wait a minute, there is a Song Recognition feature in the iPhone's Control Center?
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Brad7 Avatar
12 months ago

Wait a minute, there is a Song Recognition feature in the iPhone's Control Center?
Yup, it’s the built-in Shazam. It’s pretty great.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Unregistered 4U Avatar
12 months ago

I've been using it through Control Centre in the TikTok app for months? I'm presuming this is specific to the app? But why use the app when it's in Control Centre anyway?
OH, yeah, you’re right, this is just saying that now the app can do it… and the app listens to the speakers… whereas the Control Center version can work even with bluetooth headphones.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
WiscoNicky Avatar
12 months ago
I just want Shazam on Apple TV, when I'm listening through AirPods
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nuckinfutz Avatar
12 months ago
Welcome to 2021. Been doing this for via the Control Center for a while.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)