Can you Shazam a song playing on your phone?

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Shazam recognizes music when you’re out in the world – and it’s also easy to Shazam a song on your phone.

Can you Shazam a song playing on your phone? Yes, you certainly can. Apple make it simple for you to use Shazam for music identification when a song is playing in an app on your phone, just like when you hear music when you’re out and about.


How to Shazam a song playing on your phone

Shazam can identify what music is playing in another app on your phone. To use Shazam to identify a song on your phone, follow the same process as if you were searching for music that’s playing around you in the outside world.

Whether you’re on an Apple or Android device, open up the app and tap Shazam Now. Shazam will then tell you what song is playing on your phone. On iPhone, you can also tap the icon in the Control Panel and Shazam will get to work.

Turn on Auto Shazam for Shazam to constantly listen to match songs with the database, whatever app they’re playing on. Songs you’ve Shazamed will be saved to the library so you can view them later.


Want your song to be recognizable by Shazam? Upload your music with RouteNote for free to make your tracks identifiable by Shazam, so that people around the world can discover your music wherever they are. Discover more here.

I write about music for RouteNote, sharing fun stuff, news, and tips and tricks for musicians and producers. Also a saxophonist and hater of marmalade.

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