Shazam, which is owned by Apple, was fully integrated into the iPhone and iPad last year with iOS 14.2, which introduced a new song identification switch directly from the Control Center. Now with iOS 14.6, Apple has expanded this integration and turned it into an App Clip full of song information.
With the previous integration, the user was redirected to the Shazam website after touching the Control Center switch to identify the song. Now this experience has become more like the native app, thanks to the new clip of the Shazam app, which comes with iOS 14.6.
For those unfamiliar, the App Clip is a small part of the app that downloads quickly to the device, so the user can experience the app and interact with it without having to download the full version from the App Store. This feature has been available to developers since the introduction of iOS 1
The process of identifying songs using Shazam remains the same. All you have to do is log in to the Control Center and tap the Shazam icon (you can add it there via the iOS settings app). Now, instead of receiving a notification that redirects you to a website, you will see details about the song through Shazam’s Clip app.
From there, the user can easily share the song through other applications, access the lyrics, play them in Apple Music and more. There is also an option to download the full version of Shazam directly from the App Clip.
iOS 14.6 is currently only available to developers and users who are part of the Apple Beta software program. The update is expected to be available to the public in the coming days.
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