Apple-owned Shazam identifies over a billion songs per month

Apple users can ask Siri to identify songs as Shazam is built into Apple devices

Tech Desk June 18, 2021

Apple-owned music-identifying app Shazam has exceeded one billion shazams per month and 50 billion tags since its inception, the company revealed.

Speaking about the milestone, Apple's vice president of Apple Music and Beats, Oliver Schusser said: "Shazam is synonymous with magic, both for the fans getting a song recognition almost instantly, and for the artists being discovered. With 1 billion recognitions a month, Shazam is one of the most popular music apps in the world. Today's milestones show not only people's love for Shazam, but also the ever-growing appetite for music discovery around the world", reports Apple Insider.

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Apple users can ask Siri to identify songs as Shazam is built into Apple devices. Users can download the app as well or use music recognition functionality through the Control Center on iPhone and iPad.

Apple is also launching is ShazamKit for developers, making it possible for third-party apps to employ the feature which matches music to the millions of songs in Shazam’s vast catalog or make any prerecorded audio recognizable by building a custom catalog using audio from video, podcasts, and more.


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