Updated Shazam app to sync with iPhone’s built-in music recognition feature


Shazam, the popular music recognition service, has updated its iPhone and iPad app so that songs identified with iOS’s music recognition feature now sync with the Shazam app.

For those unfamiliar with Shazam, the app is designed to listen to music being played, providing a song title and artist for identification purposes. Apple iPhones and iPads have built-in Shazam integration with or without the app installed, available through the music recognition button in Control Center and asking Siri to identify a song that’s playing.

Previously, the sync feature between Music Recognition in Control Center and the Shazam app was thought to be limited to devices running the iOS 16 developer beta, but Shazam has now rolled out the feature to the current app for Android devices. devices running iOS 15.

Also new in this update, Shazam history is now synced across all devices. Previously, long-pressing the music recognition button in Control Center only showed song identification history for the current device. Going forward, however, it will show all identified songs from any device signed into the same Apple ID, whether done through the app or Control Center.

After years of ‌‌Siri‌‌ integration, Apple acquired Shazam in 2018, and since iOS 14.2, Apple’s mobile devices have system-level song recognition.

In September 2021, Apple announced that Control Center’s music recognition feature had surpassed 1 billion cumulative recognitions on iPhone and iPad since its launch.

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