Shazam for iOS Gains Revamped Interface, Real-Time Lyric Syncing Feature

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    Shazam, which Apple is in the process of acquiring, was today updated to version 11.7.0, introducing several major new features.

    When a song is Shazamed, the result is now displayed with the song's name and an image of the performing artist, rather than the previous cluttered interface with large links to YouTube, Apple Music, and more.

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    You can access additional information on a Shazamed song by tapping on the artist's image for details or by using the small bubble buttons displayed at the top and bottom of the app's redesigned track-result menu to get to Apple Music, lyrics, videos, and more.

    On this same screen, there's a new one-tap "Add To" button that will automatically add a song to an Apple Music or Spotify playlist.

    There's also a new Lyric Syncing feature, which is designed to display a song's lyrics in real time as the music plays in the Shazam app, highlighting each line right as it's sung.
    As MacStories points out, Shazam has continued to receive regular updates since Apple's acquisition of the service was announced, suggesting Apple plans to continue to keep Shazam around as a standalone service for the foreseeable future.

    Apple's acquisition of Shazam has not yet been finalized, however, so we could still see changes when the deal is done.

    Last week, the European Commission announced that it has accepted requests from Austria, France, Iceland, Italy, Norway, Sweden, and Spain to assess Apple's acquisition of Shazam.

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    Have they fixed the apple watch auto add to Apple Music playlist?
     
  3. Amacfa macrumors 65816

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    Too little too late. Spotify’s end is near
     
  4. Spock macrumors 68000

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    Shazam had the live lyrics version before and they removed it
     
  5. legacyb4 macrumors 6502a

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    Shazam Encore (no ads) still not free, too bad...
     
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    You got that from an article about Shazam?
     
  8. extricated macrumors 6502

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    I agree. I got SoundHound around 2009 and some time later got Shazam. I’ve used both over the years, but my “go to” has always been SoundHound.
     
  9. eoblaed macrumors 68000

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    Been using SoundHound since it was Midomi, and one of the first third party apps available on the AppStore.

    I know Shazam is the big recognizable name, but my preference is still with SoundHound.

    Yay for modernizing Shazam, but gonna stick with SoundHound.
     
  10. kirky29 macrumors 65816

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    It feels like Shazam gets a "redesign" every few months...
     
  11. Wide opeN macrumors 6502a

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    Shazam for the win... Soundhound almost seems like an android exclusive!!!
     
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    I was wondering if it was only available on Android. It was "3D lyrics", as I recall, and it was kinda "dynamic" as it displayed the words. It disappeared years ago though (at least on Android). I've only been on iOS for ~9 months and have never seen it here.
     
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    This looks good but I don't know that I'll ever download the app. The only feature I use Shazam for is already built into Siri.
     
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    Yep I remember it did, too, so news that it has it again was a bit... eh?
     
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    Confused by this comment.

    Both Shazam and Midomi (which would later be rebranded as SoundHound) were among the first wave of apps on the App Store ... before Android even existed.

    Here's a link to an article from 2008 comparing the two (Midomi (SoundHound) beats out Shazam according to this reviewer):

    https://www.imore.com/app-app-shazam-midomi

    Clearly, a review from anyone (especially one that's over 10 years old from super old versions of the apps) isn't reason for anyone to say "No! Don't use that app, use this one!": use the app you enjoy, for sure. That's beside the point of me posting this. But SoundHound has been part of the iOS app flock since before Android was even released.

    So, not sure where 'android exclusive' came from :eek:
     
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    THe live lyrics synching is a killer feature, can’t wait to try it.
     
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    Not seeing the update in the App Store for me. It is saying the current version I have is already the latest.
     
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    Me too.
     
  20. laudern macrumors 6502a

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    Siri does the job fine as far as I'm concerned.
     
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    So those are the real lyrics to Rhiannon? Oh Jeez I’ve mis-heard them for years.:eek: No wonder that song never made any damn sense to me. I better stop talking smack about Siri never getting anything I say right. I’m the pot who calls the kettle black. :confused:

    “She sees like a cat in the dark
    And when she’s in the darkness

    She rules her firelight skyhawk
    And when this guy is darkless”

    And then the rest I heard correctly. I’ve had my hearing checked numerous times, too. I don’t know what my problem is. :oops:
     
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    Is it just me, or is Soundhound taking longer at recognizing music?
     
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    Likewise. Still this is a refinement making the UI clean which is what we’ve come to expect from Apple.

    Still have an issue with all of these music search and identity apps:

    I cannot RUN them in the background to find songs used in Instagram, YouTube, browser videos directly ON my iPhone!!

    Edit: SoundHoud just updated moments ago. Ran it on watch looking for a sick track on IG on iPhone 7, result: Nadda!

    Will Shazam do this?
    EDIT 2: Shazam Watch app DOES detect songs playing in other apps on the iPhone.

    This wins for me going forward until a SoundHound can do this or directly on theviPhone itself. Thus far Shazam cannot do this in the background.

    So much for Apple’s love for music!
     

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    SoundHound is very much specific to Western or English songs. Hence, Shazam became more famous or recognisable. Like how recognising Bollywood songs allowed to penetrate in India which is also a base where Western songs has a base.
     
  25. IGI2 macrumors 6502

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    Wow!

    Shazam looks and works great! : )

    Shazam is much much better at handling Apple Music than MusiXMatch.
     

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