By now we all know Shazam, the song recognition app. The company responsible for it was created in London in 1999. Later, Apple incorporated it to allow Siri to recognize songs and in December 2017 it bought the entire company. But did you know that the app is available for Mac ? Probably one of the easiest ways to recognize songs.
When we hear a song, whether on the radio or television, where it is not possible to back up or pause playback, the main thing for identification is speed. So let’s look at the simplest way to identify songs on our Mac using Shazam.
The first thing we’ll do is set up the app so that it starts every time we turn on the computer . We’ll do this in the following steps:
- We open the app menu by touching its icon in the menu bar.
- We hit the gear button.
- We choose Preferences from the menu.
- We go to the General tab.
- We marked the Open Shazam option with the system startup.
These steps will ensure that the app is always available when we need it. Now let’s make sure that we can tell it to start listening in a simple way , so let’s do it this way:
Open the app menu by tapping its icon in the menu bar.2. Tap the gear button.3. Choose Preferences from the menu.4. 5. Select Shazam with a single click .
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Now we can close the settings window. The next time we hear a song we want to identify we simply click on the Shazam icon in the menu bar.
We can download Shazam for free from the Mac App Store.