When it comes to identifying songs you hear in public or on the radio, Shazam is one of those apps. However, to launch Shazam would need to look for the app, launch it, or you can also launch Siri and use Shazam through it. However, Apple is hoping to make the process a little faster.
The company has recently released iOS 14.2 in beta form to developers and one of the changes that was spotted was how Shazam now can reside in your Control Center. This means that at a tap of the Shazam button in Control Center, you can start identifying songs already. It also seems that this feature is particularly useful when you’re watching videos or inside of an app or wearing AirPods as it will also be able to identify songs through them.
Some users had previously complained about Apple’s decision to remove the Shazam widget from iOS, but now it looks like you will have a new and possibly better way of using the feature. Apple acquired Shazam a couple of years ago and has worked to try to get it more tightly integrated within iOS, and this new change in iOS 14.2 seems to be headed in that direction.
Right now iOS 14.2 is only available in beta to developers and we’re not sure when it will be ready for the public. In the meantime, iOS 14 was released just yesterday so if you haven’t updated yet, you might want to consider doing so.