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How to Shazam Music From Your Mac's Menu Bar

Tuesday December 19, 2023 5:03 am PST by
In macOS Sonoma 14.2, Apple included some additional controls for Shazam music recognition, which is now baked into the Mac operating system more than ever. Here's how to add the functionality to your Mac's menu bar and Control Center. For those unfamiliar with Shazam, it's an Apple-owned popular service that can identify the names and lyrics of songs, music videos, TV shows, and more,...

How to View Shazam Music Recognition History on iPhone and iPad

Monday July 11, 2022 9:19 am PDT by
In iOS 14.2 and later, Apple includes a Shazam Music Recognition feature for the Control Center, giving iPhone and iPad users a quick and easy way to identify what music is playing without them having to download the Shazam app. Music Recognition can be added to Control Center in the Settings app under the Control Center menu. From there, scroll down and tap the + button next to the Music...

How to Use Shazam on iPhone and iPad Without Downloading the App

Friday May 6, 2022 8:58 am PDT by
In iOS 14.2 and later, Apple includes a new Shazam Music Recognition toggle for the Control Center, giving iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users a quick and easy way to identify what music is playing without them having to download the Shazam app. This article explains how it works and how to enable it. For those unfamiliar with Shazam, it's designed to listen for music that's playing,...

How to Link Shazam to Your Spotify Account

Wednesday January 20, 2021 1:35 am PST by
Shazam is an Apple-owned popular service that can identify the names and lyrics of songs, music videos, TV shows, and more, simply by listening to and deciphering whatever is playing. After you've identified songs in the Shazam app by pressing the big Shazam button, you can use streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music to listen to them. In this article, we're going to show you how to ...

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Shazam Now Identifies Songs in Other Apps When Using Headphones

Monday January 29, 2024 3:21 am PST by
Apple-owned Shazam has released an updated version of the app with a new feature that can identify songs from other apps while you're listening using headphones. Shazam has been able to recognize songs from other apps for some time, but if headphones were connected to your iPhone, the feature wouldn't work, until now. The latest version of the app, v17.3, fixes that limitation. The...
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Shazam Shares 2024 Popular Song Predictions

Monday January 8, 2024 10:48 am PST by
Shazam, Apple's music discovery and identification platform, today shared a Shazam Predictions 2024 playlist, available on Apple Music. The playlist provides songs from more than 50 artists that are set to "have a breakthrough year." The predictions playlist is an annual release from Shazam, and the 2024 list includes everything from French pop to contemporary gospel, with content from...
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Apple's Shazam App Now Includes Info on Local Concerts

Wednesday October 25, 2023 4:47 pm PDT by
Apple today announced that its Shazam app has a new "Concerts" feature, which is designed to allow Shazam users to find concerts that are happening in their local area. The Concerts section can be found in My Music, with recommendations based on each user's Shazam history. Apple says that Shazam users can browse, search, and filter by artist, date, and location, plus they can explore...
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Shazam Update Adds Two New Lock Screen Widgets

Tuesday August 22, 2023 8:29 am PDT by
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. 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...
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Shazam App Can Now Identify Songs in TikTok, Instagram, YouTube and More

Thursday July 6, 2023 11:45 am PDT by
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. 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...
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Shazam Now Supports Apple Music Classical

Wednesday May 10, 2023 8:09 am PDT by
Shazam was updated today with support for Apple Music Classical on the iPhone, allowing the two apps to work together for classical music. Launched in March, the Apple Music Classical app offers over five million classical music tracks, and is included with an Apple Music subscription. The release notes for version 15.33 of the Shazam app:You can now open classical songs from Shazam in...
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Shazam Update Adds Songs Identified by Siri to Music Recognition History in Control Center

Wednesday October 5, 2022 2:07 pm PDT by
Apple today updated the Shazam app for iPhone and iPad, introducing a new feature that is designed to allow songs identified using Siri to be added to both the Shazam App library and the Music Recognition History view in the Control Center. Note that this functionality requires iOS 16. Apple added Music Recognition feature to the Control Center back in iOS 14, and there has long been a...
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Apple Celebrates Shazam Turning 20 With Playlist Featuring Each Year's Most Shazamed Song

Friday August 19, 2022 8:12 am PDT by
Apple today announced that popular music identification service Shazam launched 20 years ago today. To celebrate the milestone, Apple shared a playlist featuring the most Shazamed song of each calendar year for the past 20 years. "Featuring everything from Train's 'Hey, Soul Sister' to Sia's 'Cheap Thrills,' the playlist is a true reflection of the music fans across the globe actively...
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Shazam App for Mac Gains Apple Silicon Support, New Icon

Thursday August 11, 2022 12:36 pm PDT by
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. 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...
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Shazam App Updated to Sync With iPhone's Built-In Music Recognition Feature

Friday July 8, 2022 3:00 am PDT by
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. 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 ...
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iPhone's Built-In Music Recognition Feature Syncs With Shazam App on iOS 16

Tuesday June 21, 2022 8:37 am PDT by
Since the release of iOS 14.2 in 2020, the iPhone has included a built-in Music Recognition feature in Control Center powered by Shazam. And with iOS 16, and also the iOS 15.6 beta, the feature has received a small but useful upgrade. As noted by Twitter user @someone_andrew, songs identified with Music Recognition in Control Center finally sync with the Shazam app. It also remains...
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Apple's Shazam App Gains Concert Discovery Feature

Tuesday March 22, 2022 10:25 am PDT by
Shazam, Apple's music discovery app and service, today gained a new suite of concert features that are designed to make it easier for users to locate and explore upcoming live music shows. When Shazaming a song, searching for it in the Shazam app, or looking for it on the Shazam website, users will now see concert information and details on tickets available for upcoming shows located...
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Apple's Shazam Music Recognition Service Now Available as Chrome Extension

Monday January 10, 2022 4:53 pm PST by
Apple at the end of 2021 appears to have quietly released a new Shazam extension for Chrome users, which can be used to identify songs that are playing using the popular music recognition service. Apple has owned Shazam since 2017, but even before that, Shazam was built into Apple devices at the operating system level. On an iPhone or a Mac, users can ask Siri to identify any song that's...
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Shazam Shares 2022 Popular Song Predictions

Tuesday January 4, 2022 9:32 am PST by
Apple's music discovery and identification platform Shazam today shared its Shazam Predictions 2022 playlist, which is available on Apple Music. The playlist offers songs from 50 artists "poised to have a breakthrough year." Data was calculated through Shazam's predictive algorithms, and the tracks included were hand-selected by the ‌Apple Music‌ global editorial team. The songs show...
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Shazam Updated With Ability to Find More Songs by Listening Longer

Wednesday November 24, 2021 10:29 am PST by
Shazam, the popular music recognition service that Apple acquired in 2018, updated its iPhone and iPad app today with the ability to find more songs by analyzing the audio that is playing for a longer period before offering a result. Shazam users can take advantage of the improved functionality by updating to version 15.0 of the app, which is available now on the App Store. Shazam is also...
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Popular DJing App Djay Becomes One of First Apps to Integrate Shazam on iOS 15

Monday September 20, 2021 8:00 am PDT by
Just ahead of the release of iOS 15, Algoriddim today announced it has integrated Apple's new ShazamKit framework into its award-winning DJing app djay. ShazamKit brings Shazam's music recognition technology to the djay app, allowing users to discover music playing in their surroundings. Once a song has been identified, djay instantly loads it onto the virtual decks and plays the audio in...
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Apple's Shazam Control Center Music Recognition Feature Hits 1 Billion Songs Identified

Monday September 13, 2021 8:30 am PDT by
With the launch of iOS 14.2, Apple introduced a new Shazam Music Recognition toggle for the Control Center, giving iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users a quick and easy way to identify what music is playing. Music Recognition has been a popular Control Center integration, and according to Apple, Shazam just surpassed 1 billion cumulative recognitions from the Control Center on iOS devices....
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Apple's Shazam Music Discovery Service Surpasses 1 Billion Shazams Per Month

Thursday June 17, 2021 8:00 am PDT by
Popular Apple-owned music discovery app and service Shazam is celebrating a new milestone today, surpassing more than 1 billion Shazams per month and a total of 50 billion tags since the app was first launched. "Shazam is synonymous with magic," said Oliver Schusser, Apple's vice president of Apple Music and Beats, "both for the fans getting a song recognition almost instantly, and for the...
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Apple Announces ShazamKit to Enable Audio Recognition in Third-Party Apps, Even on Android

Tuesday June 8, 2021 10:13 am PDT by
Apple has announced that it is opening up Shazam, the audio recognition app purchased in 2017, to third-party apps, even on Android, enabling them to use Shazam's powerful technology to identify audio. Over the years, Apple has been integrating Shazam more tightly into the core iOS experience. With iOS 14.2 earlier this year, Apple added a Shazam toggle to Control Center, allowing users to...
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iOS 14.6 RC Introduces New Shazam App Clip

Tuesday May 18, 2021 2:50 am PDT by
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. 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...