The Control Centre Shazam feature has now been used over 1 billion times

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More than a billion songs have been identified by Shazam as users enjoy the super-helpful iOS feature.

Apple have announced that the Shazam music discovery app has been used directly through the iOS Control Centre to identify songs over one billion times.

The nifty feature was launched in beta in September 2020. iPhone users can add the Shazam icon to the Control Centre, so if you hear a song you like you can quickly swipe, tap, then wait while the app scans to identify the track information.

In June Apple revealed that every month a billion songs are recognised on Shazam. Apple Music is also starting to use Shazam tech to ensure that artists who feature in DJ mixes get paid for the use of their music.


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