What is Shazam for Mac?
Shazam for Mac runs quietly behind the scenes, but springs to life when it finds a song, show, or ad you should know about, creating a playlist as it goes. You can now effortlessly find it, share it, and buy it. Shazam also provides instant access to lyrics and more tracks by the artists you discover.
Sounds great - how does it work?
There is no 'Tag' button. The app works in the background and automatically identifies media that is being picked up by the microphone.
When a successful Shazam tag is made, a notification is displayed:
To see your Shazam tags, and access all other additional features and information, Just click on the Shazam icon in the toolbar:
By Default, Shazam will only auto-listen for 6 hours. You can turn Shazam off at any point by toggling to ON/OFF Button (see below) or by quitting the app entirely (Right-click on the Shazam icon->Select 'Quit').
But I'm having trouble identifying anything...
You must ensure that your on-board microphone is enabled and set to an input volume high enough to detect external media.
To access this area, open 'System Preferences' from your system icon tray->Select 'Sound'->select the 'Input' tab. Any input volume halfway or above should be absolutely fine.
How can I save my Shazams?
You can then manually add tracks from the Mac app to www.shazam.com/myshazam by doing the following:
- Click on a track in the Mac app. This will open the song on our website.
- Log into My Shazam if you haven't already and you'll see a '+' button in the bottom left-hand corner of the cover art. Hover over the '+' button and you'll see an option called 'Add to My Shazam'.
- Voilà! The track is now saved with the rest of your tags on our website.
Can I manage my notifications?
Yes. First, go to system preferences -> Notifications -> Shazam and change what happens when the app sends a notification.
Is Shazam recording my conversations?
Absolutely not. Once Shazam detects audio it will create a digital "fingerprint" and will try to match that fingerprint with the music collection in our database. Shazam never saves or stores what it hears.