auto-shazam-modeOver the years Shazam has updated itself to include new features, which unfortunately has made the app very bloated and to a certain extent laggy. This means that if you’re in a rush to try and identify a song that’s ending, the time it takes to launch the app could result in you missing it, which is something we’re sure many Shazam users can identify with.

However in the latest update to its Android app, Shazam has added a new Auto Shazam mode. Basically the app will sit in the background and listening for songs and identify them for users, storing each identification until the user opens the app. Its developers claim that this will be in low-power mode, but we reckon it could still end up being a bit of a battery drain.

It is unclear as to how much battery this mode could end up consuming, but if you’ve got your phone plugged into a charger and you’re just trying to identify every song that comes on the TV or radio, this could be a rather nifty and convenient feature. Note that this feature was already made available to iOS users a while back, so we guess now is when Android users can get in on the fun.

The update is already available so if you haven’t done so already, you can head on over to the Google Play Store to get your hands on it.

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