Auto Shazam (Android)

What is Auto Shazam?

Auto Shazam is a fantastic feature available on Android devices. Discover new songs around you without having Shazam open. Soundtrack your summer while your phone stays firmly in your pocket. The possibilities are endless.



How do I control Auto Shazam?

There are two ways to turn Auto Shazam on:

  1. Go to the Settings via the My Shazam page, where you will see an option to toggle Auto Shazam on and off
  2. Long press the Shazam button in the Home Screen. A pop up will appear asking you to confirm whether you want to switch Auto Shazam on. Once confirmed, the feature will be turned on.





Does Auto Shazam use a lot of data?

It really depends on how much music is detected around you, and how many Shazams are made. Data consumption per Shazam is very small as the audio is recorded at a very low bit-rate. If you're concerned about this, we would advise you only use Auto Shazam with a WiFi connection. 


What happens to discoveries made using Auto Shazam?

Matches found using Auto Shazam will be stored in a separate section in My Shazam, grouped together by date. 


I have a Shazam account. Are Auto-Shazams automatically saved at

Nope. We know that Auto-Shazam might pick up some songs you're not too keen on, so they'll only be saved with your regular tags if you press the '+' icon on the track page and select 'Add to My Shazam'.


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.

We take the privacy of our users seriously. If you'd like more information, please take a moment to look through our Privacy Policy

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