Listen to your Shazams
Shazam for iPhone debuted on July 10, 2008, with the launch of Apple's App Store. The free app enabled users to launch iTunes and buy the song directly, although the service struggled to identify classical music. Shazam launched on the Android platform later that year, and on the Windows Mobile Marketplace a year later. Find out what is popular in your country or city with Shazam charts. Get recommended songs and playlists to discover new music. Open any song directly in Spotify, Apple Music or Google Play Music.
After you've identified a song, tap the play button next to a Shazam to listen to a preview. To listen to the whole song, connect Shazam to Apple Music or another music streaming service that Shazam supports.
Shazam for iOS & Android. Find the name of any song and artist in seconds. Listen and add to Apple Music or Spotify playlists. Follow along with time-synced lyrics. Watch music videos from Apple Music or YouTube. Discover the most Shazamed tracks of the week around the world with Shazam charts. Unlink and relink Shazam to Apple Music: go to disconnect Apple Music from Shazam and then relink Shazam to your Apple Music account. After that, remember to switch Auto-add Shazams to Apple Music on. Check out the Internet connection: the poor network would interrupt the syncing of Shazam to Apple Music. In this case, you can go to check.
Tap the Apple Music button near a Shazam to listen to that song in Apple Music. If you’re an Apple Music subscriber, songs that you've Shazamed can be automatically added to a playlist called My Shazam Tracks in the Music app. On iPhone or iPad, swipe up to My Music from the main Shazam screen, tap the Settings button , then turn on “Sync Shazams to Apple Music.”
You can also add a Shazam to another Apple Music playlist without leaving the Shazam app. Just tap 'Add To' next to a Shazam, then tap the playlist. If you’re not already a subscriber, learn how to join Apple Music.
If you can’t add songs to a playlist, make sure to sync your music library with Apple Music.
If you have the Spotify app on your device, you can connect Shazam to your Spotify account:
- On iPhone or iPad, swipe up to My Music from the main Shazam screen. On Android, swipe left to the Library from the main Shazam screen.
- Tap the Settings button , then tap Connect next to Spotify.
- Tap Agree in Spotify. To automatically sync your Shazams to a 'My Shazam Tracks' playlist in Spotify, tap OK.
Once you’ve connected Shazam to your Spotify account, you can listen to your Shazams:
- To listen to the whole song in Spotify, tap Spotify next to a Shazam.
- Listen to Shazams in the My Shazam Tracks playlist in the Spotify app.
If you initially chose not to sync your Shazams to Spotify, you can choose to at any time in Shazam Settings.
If the Deezer app is on your device, you can also open songs with your Deezer account. Tap the More button next to a Shazam, then choose Open in Deezer.
To listen to a Shazam in YouTube Music on your Android device, tap the More button next to a Shazam, then choose Open in YouTube Music.
YouTube Music is not available in Shazam on iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
Use Shazam in Snapchat
Shazam is built in to Snapchat—you don’t need the Shazam app or a Shazam account to use Shazam with Snapchat. Notability notion.
- To identify a song with Shazam in Snapchat, open the camera screen, then press and hold on this screen to Shazam a song. You can send your new music discovery as a Snap.
- To see your previous Shazams in Snapchat, go to the Snapchat Settings screen, then tap on Shazam under Additional Services.
- Learn about Shazam's Terms & Conditions
- Learn about Shazam and privacy
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.
In financial results submitted to the U.K. Companies House this week, Shazam revealed that its user base reached 478 million users in 2018, up from 400 million users during 2017. Revenue for Shazam was down from $44.8 million in 2017 to $34.5 million.
The change in revenue can be attributed to Apple removing all advertisements from the Shazam app in September. Profit for Shazam hit $158.4 million in 2018, compared to the loss of $19.4 million that it suffered in 2017. Lastly, the average number of monthly employees for Shazam fell from 225 in 2017 to 216 in 2018.
In the filling, Shazam says that “relates to the proceeds from the sale of intellectual property” and the “value attributed to the workforce of Shazam Media Services which was acquired by Apple.”
Even before its acquisition of Shazam officially closed in September, Apple began implementing the music tagging service’s features throughout iOS. For instance, in August, Apple launched a new Apple Music trending chart called the “Shazam Discovery Top 50.”
Apple has also implemented Shazam into its Apple Music for Artists platform as well as in various other spots through iOS and the HomePod.
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When Apple announced the Shazam acquisition, it teased big plans for the music tagging service:
Apple Music and Shazam are a natural fit, sharing a passion for music discovery and delivering great music experiences to our users. We have exciting plans in store, and we look forward to combining with Shazam upon approval of today’s agreement.
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