You no longer need to play music loudly for the app to do its job.
Shazam, which was created to recognize music, dates back to 2002, so the technology was clearly mature when Apple acquired the British company behind it in 2018, according to reports at the time, for about $400 million. Fortunately, the development of the service has not stopped since then, so for example, two-way encryption was introduced in 2022, and now another useful function has been added to the application repertoire.
the 9to5Mac Draw attention to himWith the latest update, Shazam is able to recognize the songs that are currently playing even if we are using our devices through wired or wireless headphones or earbuds.
“Now you can recognize music while wearing headphones (wired or Bluetooth). Simply open the app, check the headphone icon to make sure your headphones are connected, and then start recognizing music around you or in apps like TikTok, Instagram and YouTube.
– Apple writes.
So the trick works so that if you watch a video on YouTube with music input through your headphones, you just launch Shazam, go back to YouTube, and after playing that section, Shazam will write what it “heard” there. It is important to emphasize that the support for headphones itself is new in the update, because in other applications the application was already able to recognize numbers, but only through the speakers.
Shazam, by the way Also available on AndroidBut we have no information about whether the new ability has been activated in this version as well. However, the good news for Apple devices is that song recognition doesn't just work with AirPods or headphones.