Shazam Update Adds Two New Lock Screen Widgets

Apple-owned Shazam version 15.38 was released earlier today, and the latest update to the music recognition app adds two new Lock Screen widgets.

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The latest version of the Shazam app adds Lock Screen widgets for the iPhone and iPad in two different sizes. The smaller widget allows users to open Shazam and identify songs directly from the Lock Screen, while the wider widget displays the last identified song.

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 has surpassed 200 million monthly active users worldwide and over one billion Shazams per month.

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

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Top Rated Comments

DeLaSoul Avatar
10 months ago
Can it automatically recognize Coldplay and then switch channels, skip to next song or mute? Killer feature! ?
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
erikkfi Avatar
10 months ago
Does anyone else remember when the Shazam logo would pop up on commercials so you could use the app to "learn more?"
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
phenste Avatar
10 months ago

I'll add the small widget to my lock screen for one reason - the Apple Watch Shazam complication. I use it all the time on my watch and when it is working, it is great. The problem is it disappears from my watch face because the Shazam app on my phone has been offloaded for "lack of use". Apple's integration is too stupid to associate use on the watch with the iPhone app.

You can disable the offloading in Settings (globally for all apps).
I think the point is that @siddavis wants offloading on for apps not regularly in use, but that Apple doesn't register use of the AW complication as use of the Shazam app—leading to its deletion, and the deletion of the complication. this is kind of an oofie on Apple's part and worth fixing. I don't have Shazam on my phone anymore—I don't need it when I can access it from the Control Center/via Siri—but I would be highly annoyed with this, as someone who has offloading on for the sake of saving space.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
siddavis Avatar
10 months ago
I'll add the small widget to my lock screen for one reason - the Apple Watch Shazam complication. I use it all the time on my watch and when it is working, it is great. The problem is it disappears from my watch face because the Shazam app on my phone has been offloaded for "lack of use". Apple's integration is too stupid to associate use on the watch with the iPhone app.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
klasma Avatar
10 months ago

I'll add the small widget to my lock screen for one reason - the Apple Watch Shazam complication. I use it all the time on my watch and when it is working, it is great. The problem is it disappears from my watch face because the Shazam app on my phone has been offloaded for "lack of use". Apple's integration is too stupid to associate use on the watch with the iPhone app.
You can disable the offloading in Settings (globally for all apps).
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Populus Avatar
10 months ago
I would add this widget to the lock screen, if it was a feature I used constantly. However, it is a bit redundant if you already have it on the Control Center, and without the need of actually having the app. I think I'll keep having Shazam on Control Center, even if it's at a swipe away.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)