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Shazam it! Apple plans to add the app to the iPhone Control Center in the upcoming iOS 14.2

Apple bought the music discovery app Shazam in 2018, but has done little to spread it to the masses so far.

The tech giant has released the iOS 14.2 beta to developers for testing, revealing that Shazam will be a toggle in the Control Center.

The app has been available for iOS for a while, but users have to summon Siri to use it or open the app manually and a notification will pop up playing the selected song.

When enabled, the function will detect music in the environment and also when the user is wearing headphones.

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Apple has released the beta of iOS 14.2 to developers for testing, revealing that Shazam will be a switch in the Control Center

Apple has released the beta of iOS 14.2 to developers for testing, revealing that Shazam will be a switch in the Control Center

Apple bought the UK-based app two years ago, which allowed users to point their smartphone at an audio source to identify the song being played.

Apple didn’t give a price for the acquisition, but previous reports say the iPhone maker paid about $ 400 million, well below the most recent $ 1 billion valuation for privately owned Shazam.

Shazam also helps people discover, interact and share video, audio or print content across devices and media – and allows music fans to follow their favorite artists and share in the thrill of discovery.

However, after the acquisition, Apple had tucked the app away and many users may have forgotten it existed.

The switch looks like the iconic Shazam app that can also identify music that users are listening to through headphones. Users simply open the control center, tap the switch and a notification will pop up on the screen

The switch looks like the iconic Shazam app that can also identify music that users are listening to through headphones. Users simply open the control center, tap the switch and a notification will pop up on the screen

The switch looks like the iconic Shazam app that can also identify music that users are listening to through headphones. Users simply open the control center, tap the switch and a notification will pop up on the screen

Now developers testing the beta iOS 14.2 have seen Shazam which will be an important part of the control center, 9to5Mac reports.

The switch looks like the iconic Shazam app that can also identify music that users are listening to through headphones.

Users simply open the control center, tap the switch, and a notification will pop up on the screen with the song name, album art and ‘Listen on Apple Music’ option.

Apple released its iOS 14 on Tuesday, with a number of new features such as app clips, widgets, and a redesigned home screen.

Although users were satisfied, developers turned out to be the opposite: the company introduced the new operating system with just one day in advance.

The tech giant shared the news on Tuesday at its ‘Times Flies’ event, and while users are enthusiastic, developers had to work double to meet the submission deadline.

Launch day is also used to promote new app features through press releases, blog posts and social media, but the early release means developers will not be able to market their technologies.

With the surprise announcement, many developers flocked to Twitter to share their frustrations with the company – especially that it has burned developers’ goodwill.

Many developers were blinded by Apple's announcement to launch iOS 14 on Wednesday, as many thought the release would not take place until next week. Developers were forced to work twice to meet the submission deadline

Many developers were blinded by Apple's announcement to launch iOS 14 on Wednesday, as many thought the release would not take place until next week. Developers were forced to work twice to meet the submission deadline

Many developers were blinded by Apple’s announcement to launch iOS 14 on Wednesday, as many thought the release would not take place until next week. Developers were forced to work twice to meet the submission deadline

Apple unveiled the Apple Watch Series 6 on Tuesday during the virtual ‘Times Flies’, along with a more affordable Watch SE, a new Air iPad and 8th Generation on the 8th Generation iPad.

However, the company also sneaked into the surprise release of the highly anticipated iOS 14 during the show.

Many developers were shocked after hearing the news, as most of them have apps that aren’t ready for review – a process that can take hours to days.

Apple unveiled the Apple Watch Series 6 on Tuesday during the virtual 'Times Flies', along with a more affordable Watch SE, a new Air iPad and 8th Generation on the 8th Generation iPad. However, the company also sneaked into the surprise release of the highly anticipated iOS 14 during the show. While frustrated, some developers can't help but laugh at the early release.

Apple unveiled the Apple Watch Series 6 on Tuesday during the virtual 'Times Flies', along with a more affordable Watch SE, a new Air iPad and 8th Generation on the 8th Generation iPad. However, the company also sneaked into the surprise release of the highly anticipated iOS 14 during the show. While frustrated, some developers can't help but laugh at the early release.

Apple unveiled the Apple Watch Series 6 on Tuesday during the virtual ‘Times Flies’, along with a more affordable Watch SE, a new Air iPad and 8th Generation on the 8th Generation iPad. However, the company also sneaked into the surprise release of the highly anticipated iOS 14 during the show. While frustrated, some developers can’t help but laugh at the early release.

The rushed timeline means that many apps will get bugs and experience crashes as developers were unable to tweak and prepare properly.

The rushed timeline means that many apps will get bugs and experience crashes as developers were unable to tweak and prepare properly.

The rushed timeline means that many apps will get bugs and experience crashes as developers were unable to tweak and prepare properly.

Developers were frustrated with their unwillingness to submit their apps within a day as iOS 14 launches on Wednesday

Developers were frustrated with their unwillingness to submit their apps within a day as iOS 14 launches on Wednesday

Developers were frustrated with their unwillingness to submit their apps within a day as iOS 14 launches on Wednesday

Twitter was inundated with developers sharing their frustrations with Wednesday’s launch, with many saying Apple has burned its goodwill with developers.

Sawyer Blatz wrote, “I can’t believe they’re just shadows of iOS 14. That feels so awful as a developer.”

One developer noted that the early release was an “ executive decision, ” and accuses Apple staff of the job of maintaining relationships with them.

Josh Avant shared a tweet on Wednesday, a day after the event, saying ‘good morning to everyone except Apple Developer Relations’.

A developer noted that the early release was an `` executive decision '' and accuses Apple staff who are tasked with maintaining relationships with them

A developer noted that the early release was an `` executive decision '' and accuses Apple staff who are tasked with maintaining relationships with them

A developer noted that the early release was an “ executive decision ” and accuses Apple staff who are tasked with maintaining relationships with them

Josh Avant shared a tweet on Wednesday, a day after the event, saying 'good morning to everyone except Apple Developer Relations'.

Josh Avant shared a tweet on Wednesday, a day after the event, saying 'good morning to everyone except Apple Developer Relations'.

Josh Avant shared a tweet on Wednesday, a day after the event, saying ‘good morning to everyone except Apple Developer Relations’.

Although developers have been able to test their software under 'beta' versions of the new operating systems for months, the latest 'golden master' versions have only just been released.

Although developers have been able to test their software under 'beta' versions of the new operating systems for months, the latest 'golden master' versions have only just been released.

Although developers have been able to test their software under ‘beta’ versions of the new operating systems for months, the latest ‘golden master’ versions have only just been released.

Others felt that the only way to deal with the news was to make fun of it.

Ben Thompson shared, “Apple will announce the release date of iOS 14 24 hours in advance as gift developers ending the summer.”

On the other hand, the rushed timeline means that many apps will get bugs and experience crashes as developers were unable to tweak and prepare properly.

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