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Music-identification app Shazam has gotten a lot more magical with a new feature called 'Pop-up' that can identify songs playing through your headphones.
'Pop-up' solves one of the biggest problems of the Shazam app, which has become a useful tool for identifying both the artist and song title of a piece of music, according to The Verge.
Shazam - Music - Device - Speaker - Device
Previously, to use Shazam, music had to be played from a device's internal speaker or picked up via a device's microphone, making the process of identifying songs on-the-go trickier for some users.
Now, 'Pop-up' not only picks up songs that play through a users' headphones, but also embeds itself into a phone's user interface.
Songs - YouTube - Spotify - Apps
This makes it possible to identify songs playing through YouTube, Spotify, and more, all without switching between apps.
The new feature, which can be enabled in the Shazam app settings, works by displaying a floating icon over a users' interface that identifies a song's title and the artist.
App - Lyrics
From there, the app can also display the lyrics.
Though Pop-up represents a substantial improvement in the usability of Shazam, the latest updates are likely to disappoint some -- namely anyone using an iPhone.
Pop-up - Android - Devices
For now, Pop-up is only available on Android devices.
While it may seem strange that the...
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