After being acquired by Apple, Shazam introduces offline mode for iOS users

Apple announced last week it will acquire Shazam for $400 million, which makes the future of the music recognition app rather uncertain. Is it going to stay the same or Apple plans to integrate it into one of its own services?

In any case, it looks like Shazam continues to provide updates to its mobile apps, which bring important new features and improvements. Today, Shazam announced a new update for the iOS app, which adds a very important new feature – offline mode.

Basically, when you want your Shazam to recognize a song, but you don't have Wi-Fi, you can now tap the big blue button and the app will give you the name of the song when you're back online. Moreover, the app will notify you immediately, even if you don't have Shazam open.

Keep in mind that if you use more than one mobile device, you can sync your Shazam account between them. The new version of Shazam for iOS has already been uploaded to the App Store, so make sure to update to take advantage of the new offline mode.

source: App Store via 9to5mac



1. Pureviewuser1

Posts: 162; Member since: Mar 28, 2016

Its been working on my galaxy s7 and note8 for some time

10. sgodsell

Posts: 7607; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Sony had that feature 4 years ago.

11. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Just too bad that they killed it.

2. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

"you can now tap the big blue button and the app will give you the name of the song when you're back online." Lol, hasn't this been part of the app long before apple acquired it? At least on my OnePlus One and now my Note 8, when I attempt Shazaming a song and I'm offline, I get this ( ), which is literally doing the same.

3. cmdacos

Posts: 4386; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Keep in mind that it's apples m.o. to reinvent and release a feature that already exists

4. rj_78

Posts: 74; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

This feature has been there since a long time in both iphone and android. I guess phonearena just figured it out.

5. maherk

Posts: 7054; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

^^You guys need to calm down, PA never said that this is a completely new feature, all they're saying that Apple brought this feature to iOS users as well after buying Shazam. PA does at times show their bias towards Apple, but some of the people here on this site feel the urgency to always show their hatred towards this site and Apple.

12. makatijules

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

This article's says, this feature has been available on both Android and iOS versions of Shazam. In fact the article says it was brought back, which means it must have had the feature before and it was remove. The poster didn't show any hatred. I think you're just pissed because he is right. Am curious how being right is hatred. Anything said about Apple, even if absolutely true, is hatred? Just wow! Wireless charging has been available on phones since the SD800. Apple finally now just getting it. Is that hatred because I mentioned a fact?

13. makatijules

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

I rhink its funny how, almost every country hates America, yet copies its Westernized Culture. So when I see posts with people talking about Android devices lag, that must mean they hate them? That may be true of some people, they say things because they hate things about it. But that isn't across the board everyone. I hate when people do exactly what you are doing, calling people haters, when they aren't even showing any form of hatred. Maybe you should stop using the word, since it's definition seems to allude you.


Posts: 91; Member since: Feb 13, 2011

Been using SoundHound for long time and occasionally use Sound Search for Google Play. Never tried Shazam... Has anyone tried or using Shazam; Is it worth to try?

7. AronWunarso

Posts: 245; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

Well, there is no different between SoundHound and Shazam. But, it's worth it.

8. cmdacos

Posts: 4386; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

7 years ago, yes. Now just ask Google

16. An.Awesome.Guy

Posts: 636; Member since: Jan 12, 2015

Yes and it is really fast and good I feel that it is faster than SoundHound

9. Xavier1415

Posts: 231; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

That feature is very old lol

14. Scott93274

Posts: 6042; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

It would appear that Apple is working towards one of my favorite Pixel 2 features, though they have a long way to go to match the functionality and convenience.

15. T12RYK

Posts: 849; Member since: Jun 10, 2011

They've had this feature for ages, I remember using it last year on my iPhone.

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