Apple adds Shazam music recognition to Control Center
Apple is preparing to make it even easier to recognize music t by integrating music recognition into Control Center on iPhones running iOS 14.2 or later.
Music recognition for Control Center
The latest developer seed of iOS 14.2 introduces this new tool.
It isn’t just for music you hear playing near where you are, it will also recognize music playing in your favorite apps, even if you happen to be wearing AirPods at the time.
It is powered by Apple’s recently-acquired Shazam music recognition service and is being made available in Control Center.
How it works
You must be running an iPhone using iOS 14.2 or later for this tool to work.
If you are, then use is as simple as this:
- First, you must add Shazam’s Music Recognition to your Control Center. You only need to do this once, just open Settings>Control Center and enable the Music Recognition control.
- When you want to recognize a track, just invoke Control Center and tap the Shazam icon, and you’ll be shown a notification with track information.
- Tap that icon and you’ll be able to listen to the track on Apple Music.
- Shazam will analyze the current audio – internal, or external, and provide you with information about the track you are listening too.
While it has always been possible to ask Siri what a piece of music is when you hear it while out and about, this tool is arguably more discreet and just as effective.