Apple is trying to improve Shazam, its music identification business that it purchased in 2018. Shazam for iOS has received a new update that should allow it to detect even more music…
The app’s listening recognition algorithm has been upgraded to listen “harder” and “longer” to detect what’s playing, according to the release notes for today’s update. “Shazam is now finding more music by trying harder and for longer periods of time. “Tap to Shazam to try it out,” Apple advises.
Shazam should be able to recognize whatever song is playing in a matter of seconds, but this isn’t always the case. The Shazam app will now listen for a longer period of time before giving up with today’s update. As a result, Shazam should be even more beneficial than before.
Apple has tightly incorporated Shazam technology into iOS itself, even as the separate Shazam app for iOS has gotten more powerful over time. Apple included a fresh new Shazam toggle in iOS 14.2 last year, which can be added to Control Center. Third-party apps are unable to interface with the Control Center toggles, therefore Shazam’s ownership by Apple is a plus.
On the App Store, you can get the newest version of Shazam for iPhone for free.