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Shazam, the popular music recognition service that Apple acquired in 2018, updated its iPhone and iPad app today with the ability to find more songs by analyzing the audio that is playing for a longer period before offering a result.

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Shazam users can take advantage of the improved functionality by updating to version 15.0 of the app, which is available now on the App Store. Shazam is also integrated with Control Center and Siri on devices running iOS 14.2 or iPadOS 14.2 and later, but it's unclear if the enhancements are immediately available via this method.

Available on the App Store since 2008, the Shazam app allows users to quickly identify songs they do not know the name of. The release notes do not mention any other new features for the latest version of the app, which remains free to use.

In June, Apple announced that Shazam had surpassed one billion recognitions per month, making it one of the most popular music apps in the world.

Article Link: Shazam Updated With Ability to Find More Songs by Listening Longer
 

allseeingi’s

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Mar 14, 2019
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Nice , will they be giving the Apple Watch version the same love . I’ve used this quite a few times as it’s a lot faster than reaching for my phone or iPad .
 

videosoul

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Side note:

Has anyone else noticed that when you Shazam a song in the control centre it doesn’t get added to the “Recent Shazams” list in the Shazam app, and therefore doesn’t get auto-added to Apple Music either.

The control centre version of Shazam has its own completely separate “Recent Shazams” list which is accessed by long-holding on the control centre icon.

Because of this, Shazamming a song in the app and having it automatically appear in Apple Music can be a one-click action. Via control centre (which one would assume is designed to be quicker) this process takes six clicks!

Complete idiocy, in my opinion.

I finally got through to the Shazam team at Apple, and explained all this in great detail. They just said:

“I do not have any further information that I can provided to you on this matter at this time or further updates.”

🤷🏼‍♂️
 

orbital~debris

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Side note:

Has anyone else noticed that when you Shazam a song in the control centre it doesn’t get added to the “Recent Shazams” list in the Shazam app, and therefore doesn’t get auto-added to Apple Music either.

The control centre version of Shazam has its own completely separate “Recent Shazams” list which is accessed by long-holding on the control centre icon.

Because of this, Shazamming a song in the app and having it automatically appear in Apple Music can be a one-click action. Via control centre (which one would assume is designed to be quicker) this process takes six clicks!

Complete idiocy, in my opinion.

I finally got through to the Shazam team at Apple, and explained all this in great detail. They just said:

“I do not have any further information that I can provided to you on this matter at this time or further updates.”

🤷🏼‍♂️

I am so glad you posted about this! I visited this thread to make much the same comment.

I've only recently had a chance to look into this issue, as I kept thinking something was wrong with my Shazam app and/or it syncing via iCloud to my Music, and learned of this weird functionality.

Thanks for logging it with Apple. It seems like an odd decision to have the music identified via Control Centre not go into the main 'My Music' list in Shazam. Hopefully some sense prevails in this team and they at least offer an option for this behaviour…
 

videosoul

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Mar 17, 2018
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Thanks for logging it with Apple. It seems like an odd decision to have the music identified via Control Centre not go into the main 'My Music' list in Shazam. Hopefully some sense prevails in this team and they at least offer an option for this behaviour…
You could report here. They said “the more people who report, the better”. No idea if this sort of feedback ever really makes a difference or not! But better than nothing, I guess!

 

funandblindness

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Jul 18, 2002
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Side note:

Has anyone else noticed that when you Shazam a song in the control centre it doesn’t get added to the “Recent Shazams” list in the Shazam app, and therefore doesn’t get auto-added to Apple Music either.

The control centre version of Shazam has its own completely separate “Recent Shazams” list which is accessed by long-holding on the control centre icon.

Because of this, Shazamming a song in the app and having it automatically appear in Apple Music can be a one-click action. Via control centre (which one would assume is designed to be quicker) this process takes six clicks!

Complete idiocy, in my opinion.

I finally got through to the Shazam team at Apple, and explained all this in great detail. They just said:

“I do not have any further information that I can provided to you on this matter at this time or further updates.”

🤷🏼‍♂️
I have the same frustration. The ios app, the mac app and the control center all work differently. The mac app has no integration at all. I just want all my shazams in one place. syced and added to a playlist no matter how I use shazam. Why 3 separate apps and lists that do not communicate with each other? Complete idiocy indeed.
 

willchris

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Aug 24, 2021
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The app in not available in the App Store for me. I only have it in the control centre. I thought I just didn't know how to set it up when I switched to ios but I checked again now and it's not there...
 

MauiPa

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Apr 18, 2018
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Love Shazam! Even with my history saved in Shazam, I use the link to Apple Music and discover the artist, then save to Notes as a play later list
 

MauiPa

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Apr 18, 2018
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The app in not available in the App Store for me. I only have it in the control centre. I thought I just didn't know how to set it up when I switched to ios but I checked again now and it's not there...
Your country? Here is a screen print of Shazam in App Store:

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MauiPa

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Waiting for Shazam to support Apple Silicon. Hilarious that a company they own hasn't updated.
I had to check that, I couldn’t believe was true, but there it is says “Intel”. Obviously works fast enough, but yah
 

MauiPa

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Apr 18, 2018
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Side note:

Has anyone else noticed that when you Shazam a song in the control centre it doesn’t get added to the “Recent Shazams” list in the Shazam app, and therefore doesn’t get auto-added to Apple Music either.

The control centre version of Shazam has its own completely separate “Recent Shazams” list which is accessed by long-holding on the control centre icon.

Because of this, Shazamming a song in the app and having it automatically appear in Apple Music can be a one-click action. Via control centre (which one would assume is designed to be quicker) this process takes six clicks!

Complete idiocy, in my opinion.

I finally got through to the Shazam team at Apple, and explained all this in great detail. They just said:

“I do not have any further information that I can provided to you on this matter at this time or further updates.”
Side note:

Has anyone else noticed that when you Shazam a song in the control centre it doesn’t get added to the “Recent Shazams” list in the Shazam app, and therefore doesn’t get auto-added to Apple Music either.

The control centre version of Shazam has its own completely separate “Recent Shazams” list which is accessed by long-holding on the control centre icon.

Because of this, Shazamming a song in the app and having it automatically appear in Apple Music can be a one-click action. Via control centre (which one would assume is designed to be quicker) this process takes six clicks!

Complete idiocy, in my opinion.

I finally got through to the Shazam team at Apple, and explained all this in great detail. They just said:

“I do not have any further information that I can provided to you on this matter at this time or further updates.”

🤷🏼‍♂️
Maybe if you leaned how to use it, it would not be so bad Immediately after the Shazam, there is a notification on the top of the control Center. tap this and it goes directly to the Song, you can either share it or add to my music (list of Shazams), or go to Apple Music. Or, like I do, save it to a Music list in Notes for later listening
 

funandblindness

macrumors member
Jul 18, 2002
69
82
Oregon
Maybe if you leaned how to use it, it would not be so bad Immediately after the Shazam, there is a notification on the top of the control Center. tap this and it goes directly to the Song, you can either share it or add to my music (list of Shazams), or go to Apple Music. Or, like I do, save it to a Music list in Notes for later listening
Think he knows how it works. The point is the control center no longer adds the shazam automatically to the my library list as it used to. The list you create in control center is a separate list not synced to anything. When you click thru a notification it takes you to shazam but does not add the track, you have to do that manually each time now. It should be hit control center and that is it - sync to shazam, adds track to playlist and done. One list always backed up to icloud.
I also get notified on shazam.com sync support is ending there:
"Soon, you won't be able to access My Library on Shazam.com. Please go to the Shazam app to view your Shazam history."
 

gene731

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Oct 28, 2015
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I know, Cook has only created the most successful company ever. What is wrong with him?
Well I sure do not have a lot of issue with Mr. Cook, more when the “thin is in” phase was in full swing but that seems to be over with for the time being. My IRA thanks Mr. Cook immensely. Too bad I will not be here to enjoy the fruits of AAPL but my wife wife and daughter will not have much of anything to ever worry about financially anyway.
 

Apleeseed84

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Oct 22, 2020
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It was one of the very first apps launched when the App Store launched in 2008. Always been great and was such a cool use of tech at the time.
You and I survived the days of burning data finding songs back then 🤣🤣 those 50 dollar charges back then were something else, now we take it for granted lolol

I always use the app, it keeps it in track with my Shazam music list and then it gets added to Apple Music automatically, I love it
 

bebarhood

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Nov 19, 2019
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The only issue I have with Shazam is that after it detects a song it automatically redirect me to Apple Music, which I am not subscribed to and sometime I can't even play the song.

I prefer if it redirects me to iTunes like it used to before.
 

videosoul

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Mar 17, 2018
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London, UK
Think he knows how it works. The point is the control center no longer adds the shazam automatically to the my library list as it used to. The list you create in control center is a separate list not synced to anything. When you click thru a notification it takes you to shazam but does not add the track, you have to do that manually each time now. It should be hit control center and that is it - sync to shazam, adds track to playlist and done.
Exactly.
 

orbital~debris

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Mar 3, 2004
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Maybe if you leaned how to use it, it would not be so bad Immediately after the Shazam, there is a notification on the top of the control Center. tap this and it goes directly to the Song, you can either share it or add to my music (list of Shazams), or go to Apple Music. Or, like I do, save it to a Music list in Notes for later listening

👆This take is low quality.

While what is said is technically correct, it overlooks the fact that – as clearly described by @videosoul – Shazam is overthinking the process and making song ID & logging more complex than it needs to be.

What's the logic in songs not appearing on the 'My Music' list after invoking the Shazam ability from Control Centre?
 
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