Shazam for iOS adds integration with Siri to identify songs and more

Apple has updated the Shazam app with a new capability to recognize songs using Siri and automatic synchronization with its App library and Music Recognition History View in Control Center.

Apple acquired Shazam reportedly for $400 million in 2018 and since then, the app’s voice recognition has been used to search for and identify over a billion songs at live events, or anywhere in the surrounding, completely ad-free.

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Shazam’s new songs identification by Siri requires iOS 16

On iOS 14, Apple introduced a Shazam toggle directly in the Control Center for users to quickly access the feature to identify a song. Now, songs identified using Siri will automatically sync with on Shazam App library and Music Recognition History View in Control Center iOS 16. The release notes read:

“Hey Siri, what’s the name of this song?”

Songs you identify using Siri on iOS 16 now sync to your Shazam App library and Music Recognition History View in Control Center.

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Previously, the app was updated to sync the songs identified with the Music Recognition toggle in Control Center with the app, marking deeper integration between the two. And the app can also find more songs by listening longer.

Apple’s recent patent published by the United States Patent & Trademark Office revealed that the company is working on expanding auto Shazam on AirPods and headsets. Based on users’ body reactions and head movements to a song, the next-generation feature would identify the tune they are enjoying.

For example, this may involve determining that a user of the device is bobbing their head to the beat of the music that is playing aloud in the physical environment. Such head bobbing may be recognized as a passive indication of interest in the music.

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