Shazam app gets iPhone, iPad music recognition history


Shazam, a popular music search service, has updated its apps for the iPhone and iPad so that music found through iOS’s music recognition feature can now be synced across devices using the same Apple ID. Users can now more easily keep track of their music discovery history for music recognition located in the iPhone’s Control Center.

According to reports, several users assumed that iOS 16 developer beta was required for the functionality, but it is now also accessible on iOS 15 powered iPhones.

Note that Apple acquired Shazam in 2018 and added music recognition as a built-in feature in iOS 14.2 in 2020. iPhone users can find out what music is playing around them and in the app without having to download the Shazam app. Additionally, if you use the Siri or Music Recognition feature to find a song, you can now put it in the Shazam app, if you’ve downloaded it, so you can listen to the archive next time.

Another interesting addition is the ability to keep track of songs found with Music Recognition across devices that use the same Apple ID. Another option was to enable syncing between your Shazam and Apple Music apps, allowing you to create a playlist of Shazam-identified songs that were collected from different devices over time. However, this can be helpful if you want to see all your tunes in one place without downloading another app.

From the App Store, regarding the Shazam: Music Discovery, 15.14 update:

  • Songs identified through Music Recognition in the Control Center are now synced with the Shazam app for supported users.
  • Never tried? It’s a quick and easy way to detect music in other apps and it works with headphones. Get started by adding music recognition to the Control Center from your settings
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