Shazam is a great tool if you’re trying to identify a song that you heard on TV, radio, or in a movie. But what if you’re on your computer and there’s a song playing in the background on a website or YouTube video you’re watching?
Sometimes you might be lucky and the video’s creator would credit the song, but what if they didn’t? The good news is that you won’t have to whip your phone out anymore because it looks like Shazam is now available as a Google Chrome extension. All you need to do is download and install it like any extension and tap the blue icon and you’re good to go.
Basically it functions the same way as Shazam on your phone, but the main difference is that now that it is on your computer, you won’t need to open your phone and launch the app and can just click on it right away. Unfortunately, it appears that the extension is far from perfect at the moment.
Users are reporting that the app doesn’t quite work just yet, at least for some of them. We’re not sure if it’s because it is in beta, so keep that in mind if you download it and it doesn’t work for you. Also, for some reason, you cannot log into your Shazam account to sync with previously identified songs, which would be useful. Hopefully those will be addressed in a future update.