Shazam app is updated with a new ability to find more songs by playing the track longer. Apple acquired Shazam in 2018 for $400 million and the app’s audio-recognition technology has enabled the Cupertino tech giant to introduce DJ mixes on Apple Music.
Music streaming services avoid adding DJ mixes to their songs library because they use songs from various artists to create mixes which raise copyright infringement issues on platforms like Twitch and YouTube. Apple Music is working with labels to fairly divide royalties amongst DJs, artists, labels, and others part of the mixes.
Play the audio longer for the Shazam app to find more songs
Integrated into the iPhone’s Control Center, Apple says that the audio-recognition technology of the Shazam app has been used to discover over a billion songs. Now, that capability is improved in the new update. The release note reads:
Shazam now finds more songs by trying harder, for longer. Tap to Shazam to give it a go!
Shazam app offers the ability to find music, show lyrics, play videos, and more. Apple Music subscribers can also sync Shazam playlists to their accounts. New users can also get up to 5 months of free Apple Music. iPhone users can easily access the Shazam music recognition feature directly from the Control Center to enable the toggle and find new songs in their surroundings.
Here is how you can add Shazam to Control Center on iOS
To add Shazam toggle to the iPhone’s Control Center:
- Open Settings app > Control Center
- Scroll down the menu and select + icon to add the ‘Shazam music recognition’ toggle
- Swipe down from the top corner of your Home Screen to access Control Center and see the Shazam toggle
- Simply tap on the Shazam toggle to enable or disable the feature which will quickly identify songs
Download the Shazam app from the App Store for free. It is compatible with iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and iMessage and requires iOS 13.0 or later.