It’s a simple but useful feature.
Shazam is personally one of my favorite apps since it offers a simple way of identifying songs with just one press of a button. Despite being brought over by Apple, it doesn’t mean it’s getting some new features like this one, which arrives for Android users first.
Shazam on Android now allows you to identify songs that are playing through your headphones. This will be part of the Pop-Up Shazam feature that identifies songs playing in the background whether it’s coming from your headphones from your surroundings.
It is somewhat similar to the Now Playing feature exclusively found on Pixel devices, where it can quietly identify a song playing in the background and show the title as a notification on the lock screen. The great thing about this feature is that it can work offline even when you’re not connected to the internet and from my experience, it also works well.
There’s no word yet if the feature will arrive to iOS devices, or maybe Apple could make it a standard feature on the upcoming iPhones that can identify music in the background with the need of opening the app. Either way, it’s a simple feature but definitely something that’s beneficial.
You can download Shazam for free on the Google Play Store.