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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.

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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 download an app from the App Store. There are multiple ways to activate an App Clip, including a specially designed App Clip QR code, an NFC tag, or even websites. Developers must, however, support the feature first.

As 9to5mac reports, Apple is now beginning to implement the feature with its own apps. With iOS 14.2, Apple added a direct Shazam toggle into Control Center, allowing users to not only identify a song playing from their device but be able to identify any song playing around them without having to download the Shazam app. Apple is now extending functionality even further, not requiring users to have the Shazam app at all, or even visit the website thanks to App Clips.

The process works the same; tap the Shazam toggle in Control Center, which can be added in Settings, wait a few moments for your iPhone or iPad to identify a song, and then the App Clip appears. From the App Clip, users can choose to share the song, hear a short preview, and open it in Apple Music to be saved for later.

Article Link: iOS 14.6 RC Introduces New Shazam App Clip
 

aespana

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I like this since i never install Shazam app but sometimes i want to know about a song i can't recognise.

Good to know that it will be a quick access from the control center.
 
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heov

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Another feature I will never use - I simply refused to pay for any music / movie streaming services when I can download what I want at no cost.
Does that philosophy only apply to digital goods? Do you rob stores too? Just take what you want, eh?

now go rationalize how stealing digital goods is different.
 
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newyorksole

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Another feature I will never use - I simply refused to pay for any music / movie streaming services when I can download what I want at no cost.
Everyone is attacking you because they have more of a moral high around and better ethics than you, but I guarantee everyone on here has watched/downloaded something they shouldn’t have.

I happily pay for streaming and downloads personally. Also glad to see App Clips being used more.
 
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BraninP

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It’s good to see app clips finally getting a use. Not many apps have one, so hopefully Shazam showing a useful application of it will incentivize others to do the same
 

TomaxXamot

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i keep my mic turned off in Privacy and when I open the Shazam app without enabling the muc first I get a prompt to go to Settings to enable it. I just tried doing it through Control Center and I didn’t get a prompt, the mic is not enabled it Privacy and yet the Shazam result popped up. What’s up with that? If you have Shazam enabled in Control Center it overrides your Privacy setting??
 

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This seems like a good use for App Clips. This will also be the first App Clip that I have the opportunity to try out.
 

Unregistered 4U

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Wait, Apple owns Shazam… SOOOO, that means Apple owns 100% of the music detection by Apple’s Shazam market!! MONOPOLY!
 

Unregistered 4U

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Another feature I will never use - I simply refused to pay for any music / movie streaming services when I can download what I want at no cost.
You’ll never use a feature that gives you the name of a song by analyzing the audio signature? It determines the song for you for free, you don’t HAVE to download it from Apple Music or any pay service.
 
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Everyone is attacking you because they have more of a moral high around and better ethics than you, but I guarantee everyone on here has watched/downloaded something they shouldn’t have.

I happily pay for streaming and downloads personally. Also glad to see App Clips being used more.
They don’t brag about it, tho.
 
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ke-iron

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It has been available in Control Center for a while now…
The article is referring to a different version. You can access it via control center in the future without having the app installed and it can identify tracks playing on self device. It’s not the same as you’re referring to since right now the only way to have access in control center is to install the app.
 

ArmCortexA8

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And that would be…through stealing?
No stealing involved - copying is not theft as the original remains despite the lies / brainwashing / misinformation by the music industry. Just like art if it's copied it's not stolen as a the original is simply duplicated. It's only "stolen" when the original is no longer available to replicate and its removed. Stealing implies ownership and the only people that own music works are the creators, not their agents, not the music companies, and no intermediaries or sub-agents. Watch:
 

ArmCortexA8

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Does that philosophy only apply to digital goods? Do you rob stores too? Just take what you want, eh?

now go rationalise how stealing digital goods is different.
This applies to any music online. Copying is not theft and never has been despite the lies and misinformation and people have no understanding of the origins of copyright or commercial law - watch:
 

ArmCortexA8

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Everyone is attacking you because they have more of a moral high around and better ethics than you, but I guarantee everyone on here has watched/downloaded something they shouldn’t have.

I happily pay for streaming and downloads personally. Also glad to see App Clips being used more.
If I pay for music it must be DRM-free and since I paid for it I can put it on as many devices as I wish as long as I am not on-selling it and profiteering from it and the only rights of the creative works are via the musician - no one else. Copying is not theft and never has been despite the lies / misinformation from the industry et al -
 
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