Never miss a beat again: Shazam for Android now has an 'Auto' listening mode

There is barely a thing more frustrating than missing an awesome tune because of slow song-recognition app start. Perhaps the worst culprit here is Shazam - yes, one of the most popular music recognition software bit has packaged so much extra features in its app, that it takes forever to load, and if the song on the radio is in its final chords, it's easy to miss and never find again. On iOS and iPhones with 3D Touch, it is possible to start the song-recognition process directly from the app icon, but on Android you have to first go into the Shazam app, or slide over to the widget.

Well, the new "Auto Shazam" mode that enters the fray with the freshest Shazam app edition in the Play Store comes to rectify the slow start annoyance on Android as well, and then some. When activated, the app will keep listening in low-power mode, indicated with an icon in your status bar, and automagically recognize, then store each tune it hears for future reference. Not bad for long car trips or nights out in the club, though it remains to be determined how much battery this Auto Shazam mode will consume if left to its own devices for hours on end.

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