Shazam Stories September 20

Auto Shazam feature described in patent application, can work with AirPods, Apple Headset

You can already switch on an auto Shazam feature on your iPhone, but Apple is envisaging a more intelligent version, which could work with anything from AirPods to an Apple Headset

Shazam Stories August 11

The Apple-owned song recognition app Shazam had its macOS version updated on Thursday with some small but important changes. In addition to a new icon, the app is now fully compatible with the Apple Silicon platform, which means it now runs natively on Macs with the M1 and M2 chips.

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Shazam Stories July 8

With the latest Shazam update, Apple’s music recognition feature can now sync across devices with the same Apple ID. Found in the iPhone’s Control Center, music recognition makes it easier than ever for users to keep track of their music discovery history.

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Shazam Stories March 22

Apple-owned Shazam is rolling out a handful of new features centered around concerts. With the latest version of the Shazam app for iOS, users can “explore upcoming live music shows” thanks to integration with Bandsintown. Apple and Shazam also tout that this new feature will help increase exposure for artists.

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Shazam Stories January 10

Shazam launches Chrome Extension to identify what’s playing in any tab, but it’s broken for some [U]

Apple-owned Shazam has just released a Chrome Extension that works to identify what’s playing in your “Netflix or YouTube video, that Soundcloud mix or in a Twitch streamed video game,” but it doesn’t work for all users just yet. 

Shazam Stories January 4

Apple is back with another Shazam Predictions for 2022. If you like discovering new artists and trends, Apple Music has you covered with five new faces that are likely to have a “breakthrough year”.

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Shazam Stories December 22, 2021

Since Apple acquired Shazam in 2018, the company has always used the app to promote Apple Music, especially during the holiday season. Now the company is back with another special offer that gives five months of Apple Music for free to new users, while current users also have the chance to get a free two-month subscription.

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Shazam Stories November 24, 2021

Apple is continuing to enhance the music recognition service Shazam, which it originally acquired back in 2018. In a new update today, Shazam for iOS should now be able to recognize even more songs…

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Shazam Stories September 20, 2021

Algoriddim announced today that it has integrated ShazamKit with djay, its Apple Design Award-winning DJing platform. The universal app is one of the first applications to harness the capabilities of Shazam’s audio recognition, available on iOS 15.

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Shazam Stories September 10, 2021

There will be a lot more Apple Music DJ mixes available on the streaming service, thanks to the Cupertino company’s use of Shazam technology.

Dance mixes have always been a nightmare for any company wanting to broadcast or stream them…

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Shazam Stories May 17, 2021

Shazam, which is owned by Apple, was fully integrated into the iPhone and iPad last year with iOS 14.2, which introduced a new toggle to identify songs right from the Control Center. Now with iOS 14.6, Apple has expanded that integration and turned it into an App Clip packed with information about the song.

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Shazam Stories February 7, 2021

Alongside Super Bowl LV this evening, Apple is teaming up with country music artist Dolly Parton to offer 5 free months of Apple Music to new subscribers. In addition to the new promotion, you can also use Shazam to identify a Dolly Parton song during the Super Bowl to unlock a special surprise…

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Shazam Stories February 3, 2021

Following a major interface overhaul in December last year, Apple today updated the Shazam app for iPhone and iPad with home screen widgets for iOS 14. The new widgets let users have quick access to the latest songs identified by the app.

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Shazam Stories January 15, 2021

Apple uses Shazam data to predict hot artists for 2021

Apple is using Shazam data to predict hot artists for 2021 – those who are not yet big names but have been Shazammed by lots of people lately.

It has been speculated that being able to use Shazam data in this way was one of the main reasons Apple was willing to pay $400M for the app back in 2017 …

Shazam Stories December 14, 2020

Apple today overhauled the Shazam iOS app with a new look, modernizing the user interface and bringing the design language in line with recent UI updates to Apple Music.

Upon launching the app, the screen is dominated by the central Tap to Shazam button with access to recently identified music revealed by swiping up. Apple is also adding the ability to identify songs through a web browser for the first time, available in beta now at

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Shazam Stories November 27, 2020

Apple last year offered a great Christmas offer for iOS users with up to six months of Apple Music subscription for free. The company is once again making a similar campaign, but now with up to five months of free subscription for new users.

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Shazam Stories September 17, 2020

Apple released the surprise first beta of iOS 14.2 to developers, just one day after iOS 14 was released to the general public. One of the new changes in iOS 14.2 is a brand new Shazam toggle that can be added to Control Center.

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Apple’s music recognition app Shazam has been updated to take advantage of new iOS 14 features like picture in picture support as well as the Back Tap shortcut feature.

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Shazam Stories March 25, 2020

Shazam update brings Split View support to iPad along with new delete gesture

Apple has updated its Shazam music recognition app today with support for Split View multitasking on iPad. The app also gets gesture support to quickly delete songs.

Shazam Stories November 20, 2019

This is a small feature request: to have the same Auto-Shazam feature in the Apple Watch app that we get in the iPhone one.

This may be a bit niche. Certainly my own reason for wanting it is, but let’s see…

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Shazam Stories October 9, 2019

Apple closed its acquisition of Shazam towards the end of 2018, but it was still early to have an impact on Shazam’s financials. As detailed by Billboard, Shazam increase its user base and became profitable during 2018.

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Shazam Stories September 18, 2019

Shazam iOS app updated with Dark Mode support and new multi-touch gesture for iOS 13

Apple’s music recognition and lyrics discovery app, Shazam, is out today with an update ahead of the iOS 13 public release tomorrow that brings support for Dark Mode, new gestures, and more.

Shazam Stories August 20, 2019

Apple Music’s new ‘Shazam Discovery’ playlist features new songs from up-and-coming artists

Apple Music has launched a new featured playlist that leverages data from its Shazam music recognition service. “Shazam Discovery” highlights 50 “up-and-coming songs from breaking artists” and will be updated weekly.

Shazam Stories February 20, 2019

Shortly after its acquisition of Shazam last year, Apple took the music tagging application ad-free. To follow-up on that change, Apple has now removed nearly all third-party SDKs from the app as well.

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