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How to Use Shazam on Your PC

Sometimes we hear a song that we like but we 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, they have been keeping the app up to date ust last week, Shazam got 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, then read on.

Use Shazam on your PC

First of all, you have to keep in mind that the owner of Shazam is Apple. Therefore, in theory, the tool is available only for Mac users. However, we are going to show you how to enjoy the app on Windows as well.

Shazam on Mac

  • Head to the Shazam website.
  • Click on the Shazam logo under ‘Click to Shazam’.

  • Allow permission to use the microphone.

  • And done! The tool 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 have to follow those next steps:

  • Open a new tab from the browser extensions icon and look for the extension that you just added:

  • Click and in the window that appears select Mac OS:

  • Then select any of the options from the list (in our case, we have chosen 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 indicated in the Shazam section for Mac OS.

Additional advice

Get the right web browser

As we said above, this beta version is available for Chrome, Safari, and Firefox on macOS and Chrome OS, so the first thing you should do is to make sure you are using the appropriate browser.

Set up the microphone

Most computers have built-in microphones. Make sure yours is working.

If your computer does not have a built-in microphone, then you will 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.

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