Some time ago, Apple added Shazam's music identification abilities to the Siri personal voice assistant. iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users can easily identify music tracks, TV shows, and movies by asking Siri what's playing. Siri listens to the audio and returns whatever results it finds from Shazam. Since Apple has acquired Shazam, full integration with Siri and Apple Music makes the process seamless.
With Shazam linked to Spotify's massive library of content, playing tracks from Shazam is seamless. Another reason to link your Spotify account to Shazam is to keep a running playlist of the songs you've identified. Sometimes this feature doesn't work as expected, and the Spotify playlist My Shazam Tracks does not update properly.
Shazam quickly identifies unknown songs, shows, movies, and more. All the Shazam app needs is to listen to the mystery audio for 10 seconds before returning a match from its database. Shazams are collected in the app, and to listen to full tracks Shazam can be linked to a music subscription service such as Spotify. Once Shazam is linked to a Spotify account, available tracks can be played right from the Shazam app, or added to Spotify playlists.
With the news that Apple acquired Shazam last year, HomePod owners are anticipating enhanced music capabilities in the near future. The song identification service continues to add features, such as offline mode for iOS users. In the meantime, Shazam can easily be used on the HomePod in conjunction with Siri, no iOS device required.
A few days after Apple confirmed that it had acquired the music recognition service, Shazam has added an offline mode to its iOS app. The latest update allows you to "keep Shazaming, even when you’re offline," according to the release notes.