Sometimes we hear a song we like but don’t know the name or the author. Now, with the help of Shazam, this is no longer a problem – it will find the song for you! Since Apple acquired the app in 2017, it only kept the app updated last week, Shazam has received a makeover and now has a more modern interface and design. With millions of users, Apple is currently working on a new idea: using Shazam directly on your PC.
There is already a beta version supported on Chrome, Safari and Firefox on macOS and Chrome OS . If you want to know how to enjoy this beta version, read on.
Use Shazam on your PC
First of all, you need to keep in mind who the owner of Shazam is Apple . Therefore, in theory, the tool is only available for Mac users. However, we will show you how to use the app too on Windows .
Shazam on Mac
- Go to Shazam website .
- Click on the Shazam logo in “Click Shazam” .
- Allow authorization using the microphone.
- And done ! The instrument is ready to listen to the song. As soon as it recognizes it, it will display it on the screen.
Shazam on Windows
For Windows, you will need to follow these next steps:
- Add the Chrome extension User-Agent Switcher and Manager by clicking Add to Chrome :
- Open a new tab from the browser extensions icon and look for the extension you just added:
- Click and in the window that appears select Mac OS :
- Then select one of the options from the list (in our case, we chose the first one):
- click on Apply (active window) .
- Using the same tab, go to the Shazam website: www.shazam.com.
- And done ! Now you just have to follow the steps mentioned in the Shazam for Mac OS section .
Choose the right web browser
As we said above, this beta is available for Chrome, Safari, and Firefox on macOS and Chrome OS, so the first thing you should do is make sure you’re using the appropriate browser.
Set the microphone
Most computers have built-in microphones. Make sure yours is working.
If your computer doesn’t have a built-in microphone, you’ll need to plug in an external one.
Prepare your music
Now you can prepare your music, for example, on your smartphone – make sure the sound is clear and close to the microphone.