Apple has released a Chrome extension of its popular song recognition app, Shazam. The new extension allows Mac and PC users to recognize songs directly from their Chrome browser like on iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch.
Apple acquired Shazam in 2018 for $400 million and the app’s unique song recognition capability has allowed the Cupertino tech giant to introduce DJ mixes on Apple Music which was not possible before due to copy-right issues. Recently, the app was updated with the ability to find more songs by playing the track longer.
Here is how to download the Shazam extension on Chrome on Mac and PC
Without making an announcement, Apple quietly updated the Shazam website with the link to install the extension on Chrome. Here is how to download the extension on the Chrome browser on Mac and PC users to identify songs for free.
- Log on to Shazam.com.
- Scroll down to the bottom of the webpage and click on the ‘Chrome Web Store’ link.
- Select the ‘Add to Chrome’ option and a privacy message will appear that reads “it can read and change all your data on all websites”.
- If you approve, then click on the “Add extension” button.
- The extension will appear on the top right corner of your Chrome browser.
How to identify songs via the Shazam extension on Chrome
When watching a movie on Netflix or listening to a mix on YouTube, click on the extension’s icon to Shazam songs. Apple Music users can choose to play the identified song in their music app and add the identified song to their library directly via the extension.
But it must be kept in mind that the extension can only Shazam songs that are playing in the tab, not via the computers’ mic. Here is how to search for songs.
- Click on the extension’s icon to open the menu.
- Then select the Shazam button to start the recognition.
- On completion, the result will appear in the same window.
The extension does not only identify songs, but it also allows users to maintain a Shazam’s history which can be accessed anytime, get lyrics, quickly watch music videos and more.