Shazam Update Brings Support for Music Detection Within Messages

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Popular music-detecting app Shazam today rolled out an update that adds support for the service within Messages, so users can send new artist and song discoveries directly to friends and family members.

To use Shazam in Messages, make sure the app is updated to version 10.1.0, then open Messages, navigate to the contact you want to send a song to, and tap the App icon to the left of the conversation box. Shazam will now be in your App Drawer, so either tap the four dots on the bottom left corner of the screen, or swipe through each app until you reach it.


The only user interface option within the Messages app for Shazam is "Touch to Shazam," so whenever a song is playing nearby, allow the app to listen and once it does it'll create a card to send to the current contact. The created message can be tapped on to jump into Shazam, buy the track on iTunes, or listen to it on Apple Music.

With its new update Shazam is joining a collection of existing apps that introduced support for the Messages App Store following the launch of iOS 10. In a recent Sensor Tower study, download growth for these apps was said to have increased profoundly after rolling out support for truncated, but helpful versions of each app in Messages.

Shazam can be downloaded for free from the iOS App Store [Direct Link]. Those who already have the app should start seeing the update rolling out throughout the day.

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keysofanxiety

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It's great how developers are using iMessage. It's entrenching users further into the Apple ecosystem too. Who would want to talk to a green-bubble grub when you can spam everybody else with stickers!

Also, great to see Shazam still around. One of the first iPhone apps that was truly mindblowing.
 
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Jessica Lares

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People still use this?

is it 2007 again?

What's next - going to show me how cool World Lens is?
Word Lens doesn't even exist anymore. I think it might be built into Google Translator now since they bought it out. It's nice to be able to help yourself read through other languages without having to rely on other people. I remember someone giving me a page of something and asking if they needed to read it for me, and I was like, "Nah, I can just use my phone" and showed them it. I wouldn't do that if I wasn't familiar with whatever language to begin with, even though they used to advertise it like that.

The last time I ID'd a song was last week, and I did that via Siri. Shazam and SoundHound standalone are still pretty big because they partner up with artists and release content via their apps based on you IDing their songs. Plus people still like using it to automatically post what you're listening to on Twitter/Facebook. The benefit of doing it via Siri is that it shows up on iTunes for you to buy/listen to later.
 

Steeley

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I use the app. There's times when you don't want to speak out loud to your phone to identify a song and it's great that the app saves the found song to Spotify or AM. I doubt I'll use the iMessage plugin though.
 

ignatius345

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Every time I read the release notes for a Shazam update I laugh so hard. It wants to be so much more important than it is. No, you can't have my location, no you can't access my contacts, no, I'm not hooking you up to my Apple Music/Spotify/Pandora, and no, I'm not giving you access to my photos or whatever. I don't need to save my "shazams", thanks. I just want you to tell me what song I'm hearing, so I can take a screenshot of the result and deal with it later, and then close Shazam until the next time that situation comes up.
 
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v0lume4

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I'm trying to determine the scenario in which I'll need Shazam inside of iMessage...

My friend texting me at the club, "Bro, this track is sick. What song is it?"

Open Shazam in messages, then send him the tagged song.

Otherwise... I'm not often identifying music while texting.
 
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WBRacing

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Also, great to see Shazam still around. One of the first iPhone apps that was truly mindblowing.
Indeed and the Google version I now use still amazes me with some of the obscure tracks it recognises.

Downside though is that it has completely killed off the music rounds I used to love in Pub quizzes.
 

earthTOmitchel

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Every time I read the release notes for a Shazam update I laugh so hard. It wants to be so much more important than it is. No, you can't have my location, no you can't access my contacts, no, I'm not hooking you up to my Apple Music/Spotify/Pandora, and no, I'm not giving you access to my photos or whatever. I don't need to save my "shazams", thanks. I just want you to tell me what song I'm hearing, so I can take a screenshot of the result and deal with it later, and then close Shazam until the next time that situation comes up.
I used to do the screenshot thing, but I actually really like the Apple Music integration now. It's even less of a hassle: Shazam a song, confirm it's ID'd the track, lock my phone. Later, whenever I feel like going through all the songs I've Shazamed, I can just check out the playlist in my Apple Music.