In late 2017, Apple acquired music discovery service Shazam, but you'd be forgiven if you forgot about it, because Apple hasn't actually done that much with Shazam..until now.
The feature makes Shazam a bit more essential to the iPhone; previously, you had to invoke Siri or start the Shazam app to recognize a song. Apple has also added a few other minor music-related. If you tap on the notification and have Shazam installed on your iPhone, it will open the app and give you various options, e.g., listen to it on Apple Music, save it to your Shazam library, etc. Shazam was one of the very first apps I ever added to my first iPhone. It was surely in the top 5 if not the top 3, & it's so useful to a music lover like me! How I ever did without it still seems crazy to me, so it must never be allowed to go away or taken from any App Store.
In the latest developer beta of iOS 14.2, Shazam has been added (via MacRumors) to the iOS control center (the shortcut-filled screen that you get when swiping down from the top right of your iPhone's display (or swiping up on some models).
Find out what music is playing on your iPhone, inside any app, using Shazam’s built-in music recognition. In the past, iPhones could only identify music playing from external speakers. But with iOS 14.2 and later, your iPhone can identify music playing right on the device. Apple bought music recognition app Shazam in 2018, and now it’s integrating it into iOS in another big way — a new Music Recognition feature can identify songs playing around you as well as in.
This means you can easily get your iPhone to recognize a tune that's currently playing, no matter whether it's playing on the iOS device itself or from an external source (yes, even when you're listening through AirPods).
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Iphone Shazam Control Center
After a song is shown, you get an option to listen to it on Apple Music. Read amazon kindle on mac. Other streaming services, such as Spotify, don't appear to be supported.
Shazam Iphone App
The feature makes Shazam a bit more essential to the iPhone; previously, you had to invoke Siri or start the Shazam app to recognize a song.
Shazam In Iphone 7
Apple has also added a few other minor music-related features to the new developer beta. Apple Music suggestions will now show in the Control Center when you're not playing music, and music controls in the Now Playing widget have been slightly redesigned.