Shazam adds new iOS 14 Home screen widgets for easy song identification

Shazam on iPhone
Shazam on iPhone (Image credit: iMore)

What you need to know

  • Shazam has been updated to add support for iOS 14 Home screen widgets.

Apple-owned Shazam has released a new app update for iPhone and iPad that adds support for iOS 14 Home screen widgets for the first time. Shazam version 14.4 now lets you see your song history from your Home screen while also making it easier and faster to ID any song that's currently playing.

The widgets are available in three different sizes giving you as much flexibility as possible when placing your Shazam widgets.

Add Shazam's widget to your Home Screen and you'll see your recent song history at a glance, or be able to Shazam in an instant!

Apple added support for Home screen widgets with the iOS 14 release in September of 2020 and it's taken until now for Shazam to take advantage of that.

Widgets have been totally redesigned to give you more information at a glance — and now you can add them to your Home Screen. Choose from different sizes and arrange however you like.

Existing Shazam users can download the update via the App Store update mechanism right now, while those who have yet to install it can bag it from the App Store right now. It's a free download for all.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.