Does Shazam use the native mic now?

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  1. gwhizkids macrumors 68020

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    Uh, uh! You don't get away that easily! Did you figure it out?
     
  2. TRICKorDEVICE thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm trying to avoid downloading and uninstalling apps. I currently use Musixmatch which seems to use the Watch microphone, but it works inconsistently.
     
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  4. Rok73 macrumors 65816

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    Really? That doesn't make much sense if the phone's in my pocket.

    I use Shazam a lot in public places like bars or clubs and it works good on the iPhone if I hold the phone in my hand with the mic pointing to any sound source aka speaker. I doubt it would pick up something with all the background noise when in the pocket.
     
  5. Thai macrumors 6502a

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    I just use SIRI, which in turn uses Shazam, on WATCH.
     
  6. Rok73 macrumors 65816

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    Wait, that even makes less sense. The same app uses the phone's mic when activated by a touch click but uses the watch's mic when activated through Siri? What gives?
     
  7. TRICKorDEVICE thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I don't understand this either. Please explain. Do you have Shazam installed on Watch?
     
  8. Thai macrumors 6502a

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    Siri uses Shazam natively. Apple apparently has contract or agreement with Shazam. No need for the Shazam app to be on either phone or watch.
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    No. You can use your Watch separately to identify song via Siri.

    You can use your iPhone to identify song via Siri.

    Siri uses Shazam to identify songs. No need to have Shazam app.
     
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  10. douglasf13 macrumors 65816

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    When I try to Shazam with Siri on the watch, it asks me to take out my phone.
     
  11. Thai macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry, you are correct. I remembered incorrectly. But, yeah, Siri on phone uses Shazam...you do NOT need the app.
     
  12. TRICKorDEVICE thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Right, but the whole point was that we want the ability to identify songs with just the watch, without having to use the microphone on the phone. Even though watchOS 2.0 give the ability to use the microphone it appears that no apps take advantage of this native support.
     
  13. douglasf13 macrumors 65816

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    I installed Shazaam on the watch and have used several times, although it's a little slow. I believe it uses the watch mic, because my phone was in my pocket.
     
  14. TRICKorDEVICE thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Very cool. Would you mind testing it by placing your phone somewhere else and see if it still works?
     
  15. Thai macrumors 6502a

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    CONFIRMED! Just tested the app. I put the app in GLANCES. Played Youtube music on my laptop. iPhone far corner of room. Played music quietly on laptop. Watch picked it up right away. :) Tried several songs...all 100% correct.

    Shazam app on iPhone CLOSED (and iPhone sleep) while testing above. I did have to allow Shazam to use microphone on iPhone, which also allows it to use Watch mic.
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    BUT, it does need iPhone to be connected to it. When i put AIRPLANE mode on iPhone, Shazam on Watch does not work, even when Watch is connected to Wifi.
     
  16. TRICKorDEVICE thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Nice!!!

    Thanks for doing that!
     
  17. ZEEN0j macrumors 6502a

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    When I Shazam with my watch I get a red bar at the top on my phone. I thought that meant it was using my phone. It had the same behaviors before the app got native as well.
     
  18. TRICKorDEVICE thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Anyone else able to test this?
     
  19. Hustler macrumors 6502

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    What verbiage exactly are you saying to get the Apple Watch to id a song? I always get it to tell me to use my phone.
     
  20. TRICKorDEVICE thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I was under the impression that the Apple Watch could not natively use Siri to identify songs.
     
  21. ZEEN0j macrumors 6502a

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    Siri also tells me to do it on my phone. And I get the bar when the phone is unlocked. You don't see it on the lock screen.
     
  22. Ghost31 macrumors 68000

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    I just tried it with my phone across the room and playing a song on lower volume (so the phone wouldn't hear it) it said "couldn't identify song". No matter what song I tried, it said that. So I'm thinking it's actually using the phone's microphone
     
  23. jabingla2810 macrumors 68020

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    It uses the iPhones mic.

    I don't think the watch is capable of listening to, and analysing, the music without relying on the iPhone. The SDK doesn't support such things.

    Maybe the Apple Watch 2 will unlock these sorts of capabilities for developers.
     
  24. Thai macrumors 6502a

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    Weird. I get mixed results. Sometimes it works. Sometimes I get "cannot identify song". The Watch does not analyze...so, is it just relaying the music to iPhone? It does use the Watch mic I believe. Because at times, the Watch will say that iPhone is now listening (when it could not identify the song on Watch).
     

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