Know what’s playing without opening the Shazam app.
After Apple acquired Shazam in 2018, users were already waiting on how it will be integrated with the company’s software release. We first got a glimpse of that when Shazam made its way through Siri, where it used the company’s music recognition technologies to accurately identify songs that are playing in the background.
With the release of iOS 14.2, we finally saw Shazam integrated into iOS through the Control Center, where you can place a button to quickly identify a playing song.
Follow the steps below on how to enable the music recognition button on your iPad and iPhone. Note that you must be running iOS 14.2/iPadOS 14.2 or later to enable this feature.
Open Settings and look for Control Center.
Inside Control Center, look for the Music Recognition control and press +.
You should now see the Shazam icon inside Control Center.
Pressing that button will immediately record and tell you the name of the song that’s playing.
If you have the Shazam app installed, you can access all the songs you’ve identified and even listen to the song directly on Apple Music and Spotify.