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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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Apple's Shazam App Gains Concert Discovery Feature

Tuesday March 22, 2022 9:25 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 3:53 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 8:32 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 9:29 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 7:00 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 7:30 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 7:00 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 9:13 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 1:50 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...
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Shazam Dolly Parton and Get Up to Five Free Months of Apple Music

Monday February 8, 2021 1:20 am PST by
Apple is offering up to a five-month free trial of Apple Music to new users of the streaming service, in a unique partnership with country music singer Dolly Parton. Like previous Apple Music promotions, the offer is linked to Apple-owned Shazam, but this time with a difference. Viewers of yesterday's Super Bowl were invited to use Shazam to identify a Parton song played in a commercial to...
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Shazam for iPhone Gains a Home Screen Widget in Latest App Update

Wednesday February 3, 2021 3:18 am PST by
Apple-owned Shazam version 14.4 was released today, and the latest update to the music recognition app brings a new widget to the iPhone Home Screen, where users can see their recent song history at a glance. The Shazam widget is available in three sizes: The smallest square widget displays the last track that you've discovered with Shazam; the larger oblong widget shows the last three...
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Apple's Shazam Shares 2021 Popular Music Predictions

Thursday January 14, 2021 8:00 pm PST by
Shazam, the music discovery and identification app owned by Apple, today shared a Shazam Predictions 2021 playlist that's available on Apple Music. The playlist features a list of 50 songs from up-and-coming artists that Shazam believes are "poised to make a splash." The data was calculated using Shazam's predictive algorithms, with the 50 tracks hand-selected from ‌Apple Music‌'s global...
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Shazam Gains New Look, Notifications for Missed Shazams, and Trending Charts [Update: Shazam Web App Now Available]

Monday December 14, 2020 4:14 am PST by
Shazam has today been updated with a new design, notifications for missed or offline Shazams, global trending Charts, and sync improvements. Shazam 14.2 brings a refreshed look to the music-discovery app, with a simpler swipe-up card to access your past Shazams and an improved design. Shazam will now actively search for a user's missed or offline Shazams and notify them when they are...
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Shazam Promotion Offers Users Up to Five Free Months of Apple Music

Friday November 27, 2020 11:14 pm PST by
Apple is offering up to a five-month free trial of Apple Music to new users of the streaming service, with the promotion appearing in the company's Shazam music identification app. Apple usually offers up to a three-month free trial of Apple Music to users who haven't subscribed to the service before, so this latest promotion represents one of its best deals yet. To access the promotion,...
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Shazam Gains Support for Split View on iPad

Wednesday March 25, 2020 9:57 am PDT by
Apple today updated its Shazam app with Split View support for the iPad, allowing the Shazam app to be used alongside another app in a multitasking view. Using Shazam in Split View can be done by dragging the app to the left or right edge of an already open app to enter the Split View mode. Today's Shazam update also allows users to delete Shazams by swiping on them in the list view...
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Apple Adds Search to Shazam App, Makes Forgotten Shazam Encore App Free to Download

Thursday February 13, 2020 9:17 am PST by
Apple today updated song identification app Shazam with a new feature that allows users to search for content. The refreshed version of the app features a new Search button right on the Home screen that can be used to look up any artist, song, or song lyric. Got a song on your mind? You can now tap the new Search button on the home screen to search for any artist or song. Can't remember the ...
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Apple-Owned Shazam Updated With Dark Mode Ahead of iOS 13 Launch

Wednesday September 18, 2019 10:33 am PDT by
Shazam, the song discovery app owned by Apple, was today updated to add Dark Mode support ahead of tomorrow's iOS 13 launch. Following the update, Shazam will be displayed in ‌Dark Mode‌ whenever ‌Dark Mode‌ on an iPhone is enabled. Shazam in Light Mode on left, ‌Dark Mode‌ on right Today's Shazam update also allows users to long press on any track in the app to add it to a favorite...
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Apple Music Debuts New 'Shazam Discovery' Playlist, Updated With Emerging Tracks Every Tuesday

Tuesday August 20, 2019 7:21 am PDT by
Apple Music today launched an all-new playlist of emerging songs that are receiving the most shazams around the world, called the "Shazam Discovery Top 50." The playlist will be updated every Tuesday with a new ranking (via Variety). Shazam Discovery Top 50 will be focused on up-and-coming songs from breaking artists, so well-known musicians won't be as prevalent in the playlist. ‌Apple Music‌...
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Shazam Updates iOS App With Date and Time Listings of Songs You've Shazamed Over the Years

Thursday March 14, 2019 9:30 am PDT by
Shazam this week updated to version 12.10, introducing a new feature that adds time and date information for every Shazam you take in the My Shazam section of the app. With this small change, you can scroll back through your history of Shazams and see when exactly you listened to each song, as far back as the release of iOS 7 in 2013. To see the new feature, make sure your Shazam app is...
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Apple-Owned Shazam App for iOS Drops Third-Party SDKs in Latest Update

Wednesday February 20, 2019 2:31 pm PST by
Shazam, the song discovery app that's now owned by Apple, received a minor bug fix update last week, which, according to AppFigures, removes all third-party SDKs. Shazam for iOS is no longer using ad networks, analytics trackers, or open-source utilities that had the potential to provide app usage data to third-party companies. Admob, Bolts, Doubleclick, FB Ads, FB Analytics, FB login,...