Shazam Updates iOS App With Date and Time Listings of Songs You've Shazamed Over the Years

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Shazam this week updated to version 12.10, introducing a new feature that adds time and date information for every Shazam you take in the My Shazam section of the app. With this small change, you can scroll back through your history of Shazams and see when exactly you listened to each song, as far back as the release of iOS 7 in 2013.


    To see the new feature, make sure your Shazam app is updated, open it, and swipe left-to-right to go to My Shazam. This section shows your most recent Shazam and the new discovery date. If you scroll down to the "Recently Shazamed" section and tap "See All," the app provides the date and timestamp for every song that you found through it over the past few years.

    If you scrub on the right side of the screen, you can quickly jump to any specific month over the past few years to see what you were listening to at that time. Tapping on these songs brings up their main page, which have links so you can jump into Apple Music and add them to your library.

    Apple completed its acquisition of Shazam last year, turning the app ad-free afterwards and aligning user account data with Apple's privacy policy. It's expected that Apple will incorporate Shazam more directly into Apple Music in the future, but as of now the company has not changed the music recognition app in any way, besides small tweaks and updates as seen this week.

    Article Link: Shazam Updates iOS App With Date and Time Listings of Songs You've Shazamed Over the Years
  2. outskirtsofinfinity, Mar 14, 2019 at 9:37 AM
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2019 at 12:53 PM

    outskirtsofinfinity macrumors regular


    Aug 2, 2017
    I don't have the app, I just ask Siri "what's playing" and it seems to work. How do I access this list via Siri? (I'm not interested in installing another app for doing the same thing).
  3. Scottsoapbox macrumors 6502a


    Oct 10, 2014
  4. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    It is stored in the iTunes iOS app. Tap the menu button at the top right then choose Siri and you will see the history there.
  5. macfacts macrumors 68030


    Oct 7, 2012
    And Tim Apple can technically say they didn't track this data, they just bought a company that did it.
  6. outskirtsofinfinity macrumors regular


    Aug 2, 2017
    Thank you!
  7. AppleMatt macrumors 68000


    Mar 17, 2003
    ? Mine goes back to 2008. Have been able to see the dates (but not times) for as long as I can remember.
  8. Zwhaler macrumors 604


    Jun 10, 2006
    Shazam on Android has gotten worse since Apple bought it. Sometimes there are weird ads that pop up right as I'm trying to tag a song. Sometimes I only have a few seconds to get Shazam to recognize something before its over, and the ads interrupt that. I thought I paid for Shazam Encore, so why is this even happening to me? Did they just delete that version from existence? To be fair the Encore question likely predates Apple buying the company. Also, now a tagged song automatically has "Open in Apple Music" as the default streaming service instead of being able to decide the default service myself. Now I have to open an options sub-menu to get Google Play. Small but annoying. From a business perspective I understand and respect it, but it's annoying nonetheless.
  9. thisisnotmyname macrumors 68000


    Oct 22, 2014
    known but velocity indeterminate
    My first thought exactly. I'm intuitively assume most companies are doing this anyway but it still produces a minor shock when you get evidence of the fact.
  10. jezbd1997 macrumors 6502


    Jul 8, 2015
    Melbourne Australia
    This has always been in Shazam? You just have to click on the tag and then the name
    It’s just been added to the main scrolling screen
  11. B4U macrumors 68000


    Oct 11, 2012
    Undisclosed location
    And that is just as creepy as failbook...
  12. szw-mapple fan macrumors 65816

    szw-mapple fan

    Jul 28, 2012
    This argument is bizarre. Of course the data is stored. If you're logged in to your account, why wouldn't you want your shazamed songs to be stored in your account until that account is deleted? Isn't that the whole point of having an account?
  13. masterell macrumors regular

    May 13, 2009
    Never mind when, I'd like them to bring back where
  14. freezah macrumors member


    Aug 28, 2012
    I believe Shazam used to have this feature in the past but the tried to simplify the UI and wiped it out.

    Good that Apple is bringing it back.

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