Shazam app updated with deeper integration with iPhone’s native music-recognition feature

Shazam’s latest update allows songs identified with the Music Recognition toggle in Control Center to sync with the app.

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Shazam app updated to version 15.14

In June, a Twitter report discovered deeper integration between Music Recognition and the Shazam app in iOS 16. However, version 15.14 of the app supports the feature for devices on iOS 15 as well.

Previously, users could identify a song and tap on the banner their iPhone shows which would direct them to Shazam’s website with more information about the track, where they could also check out synced lyrics. Long pressing the Music Recognition toggle in Control Center provides users with a list of previously identified songs.

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The latest update offers improved integration between the functionality and the Shazam app is useful for users who prefer to use the app. This also means that you can check out the songs you have identified using Shazam on any device using the same Apple ID.

Following Apple’s acquisition of the music recognition app Shazam in 2018, the app was integrated more tightly into its ecosystem starting with iOS 14. With the software update, Apple introduced a new Music Recognition toggle that can help iPhone and iPad users can quickly figure out which song is playing at a party or on the radio without having to open a separate app.

In September last year, Apple revealed that the app’s functionality had been used to identify over a billion songs straight from the Control Center in iOS.

Learn how to add the Music Recognition toggle to your Control Center

  1. Launch Settings from the Home screen of your device.
  2. Tap Control Center.
  3. Tap the “+” next to Music Recognition.
  4. This adds a Shazam icon to Control Center. To move the position of the icon, tap and hold the hamburger icon to the right of the Music Recognition option and drag it up or down. 

The Shazam app can be downloaded from the App Store for free.

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