Shazam just got a major update on Android

Person identifying a song using the Shazam app on an iPhone

The Shazam app, owned by Apple, is a great resource for getting to know the music blasting around you. But the Android widget has always felt a bit missed, being just a shortcut to the app. Now it is much more useful.

With version 13.7 of the Shazam app on Android, you can now quickly identify a song that’s playing without having to open the app, thanks to a brand new widget. It has been redesigned for Material you in Android 12 and 13 – kudos to Apple for actually caring about its few Android apps. The widget can search for a song and give you a result without you actually having to open the app.

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Considering that the previous widget was just a very large icon to access the app, having something functional is already a huge upgrade. And especially this implementation works amazingly. Now that this exists, there’s little reason to actually open the Shazam app right now, since you can just search for a song from your home screen.

This feature is live from the latest stable version of Shazam, so be sure to update your app when you get the chance. The Google app that comes pre-installed on most devices can also look up music like Shazam by saying “Ok Google, what song is playing?”

Source: 9to5Google

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