How to use Shazam to identify songs in other Pop-Up apps

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Gone are the days when, if you wanted to learn about new music, you had to pay close attention to the radio or music programs on TV. The cassettes, MP3s, CDs and now smartphones, with methods for transferring your favorite music, or simply identifying within your app store, any tool that allows you to listen, save and discover new music.

Shazam the prodigy song

How it changes the way you can discover new music and how these apps work? They are a combination of many things, like your smartphone, the radio, a movie, at the gym or someone else is listening to music from their work, in the car or on the phone and you don't want to ask who it is or what is the song called.



Thinking a bit about all the possible cases, it emerges Shazam. This Apple-owned app is the perfect platform for getting information about that song you don't know, or that you think you've heard before but can't remember the name.

This app use the microphone of your mobile device to be able to show the title of the song, who or who is playing it, the lyrics and even its music video. Despite the existence of other alternatives to the Shazam application, it has positioned itself as the most popular.

What am I listening to?

Previously, if you were playing music on your mobile device and, at the same time, you wanted to try to test the application and find out if it could work at the same time, you may experience a pause in playback so that this application can record external sounds.


However, its updates have made it possible to implement improvements in its operation, to the point of making the tool available pop-up to its users.


iPhone no, Android yes

If you are a user of an iPhone device, use this type of application will be practically impossible. This is due to Apple's implemented privacy policies, which restrict audio tracking by applications running in the background.

If, on the other hand, you are an Android user, when you download and install the Shazam application on Google Play, you must follow the instructions below to make the pop-up work:

  1. Open the Shazam app, swipe left and press the gear icon located at the top left of the screen.
  2. After entering the app settings, scroll down to find the section Central settings.
  3. In that section you can see the option Shazam Pop-up. You just have to press on the button located next to it to be able to activate it.
  4. It will ask for a permission to work on other applications, which you need to grant for this to work.
  5. Press Go to settings and grant the permission requested by Shazam by pressing the button next to the option Grant permission.
  6. Upon exiting the configuration, Shazam will again request permission to be able to record audio, which, again, you will need to grant.
  7. A window will appear on your screen that will notify you that the Pop-up function is already active, also proposing to perform a test.

Discover music more easily

Once this option is configured, it is a matter of going to an application: radio, music or video streaming platform, any application where you can play a song to test the Pop-up function.


When the song is playing, the floating bubble of Shazam it should appear on the screen, waiting for you to press it in order to analyze the audio being played.


This way, it will save the song to yours shazam-list and while the song is playing, it will show you the lyrics of it. So you don't need to exit the application to access the browser or something to be able to find the lyrics of the song.

What are you waiting for? Download and install this application to not miss any songs so easily.

Likewise, you can also learn how to use and recognize songs with Siri and know where they are saved in a simple and practical way.

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