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12 Christmas Tech Tips #12: Making the most of Shazam

12 Christmas Tech Tips #12: Making the most of Shazam

Got some brand new speakers or headphones and want to play the latest hits? then we have some tips to help you make the most of Shazam and find out just what that song you heard but can’t name is, and then quickly get it on your playlist.

With news of Apple buying Shazam, the magical app which could identify near enough any song you played. What else could we do with such technology that makes our lives ever so easy?

Work Siri and Shazam together

Try “Siri, Shazam this song”, “What’s this song?”, “Name that tune”, “What’s the song Siri?” or simply “Shazam this”

Soon we could be simply asking Siri what’s this song across our  AirPodsHomePod, and Apple Watch

You can even use Shazam with Snapchat

  1. Open Snapchat and hold a finger on the screen until Shazam opens up while a song is playing.
  2. If the song title and artist is all you’re looking for hit dismiss when the title appears on the screen.
  3. To listen to the song, hit song info.
  4. Use Spotify or Apply Music to listen — or, scroll down to see the lyrics.
  5. If you don’t have the app, then you can also click the video link to listen and watch online.
  6. Keep scrolling for a list of recommended songs from Shazam.
  7. If you want to share this song with somebody then, press “Send” to bring up your contacts to deliver the song.
  8. To find songs that you’ve previously found, press on Snapchat’s settings icon.
  9. Shazam automatically saves all of your musical finds within your own Snapchat account for future reference.

Turn your Shazam tags into a Spotify and/or Rdio playlist

If you subscribe to either Rdio or Spotify, you can instantly turn all the music you tag through Shazam into a playlist.

  1. Download Shazam or Shazam Encore from the app store
  1. Launch the Shazam app.
  2. Click on “My Shazam tab in the bottom corner.
  3. Click on the “Settings” icon in the top right corner.
  4. Choose Connect to Rdio or Connect to Spotify.
  5. Tap on Play Full Tracks.
  6. Sign into either Rdio or Spotify
  7. You’ll receive confirmation that a Shazam playlist has been added to either Spotify or Rdio.

At Makoeducation, we deliver workshops helping young people work individually or in small groups composing, editing and mixing their own audio composition for use within their own given subject area.

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