Use Shazam on Android devices

Use Shazam to identify what you're hearing on the radio, in a store, on your device (with or without headphones), or anywhere else you hear recorded music. 

Find your previous Shazams in the Library, where you can preview songs to discover new music. And create a Shazam account to save all your Shazams in case something happens to your device.

Identify music with Shazam

To identify music with Shazam:

  • Open the Shazam app on your device, then tap the Shazam button .
  • Touch and hold the Shazam app in the app drawer, then tap Shazam Now.

When Shazam identifies the song, it’s saved to your Shazam Library. 

After you identify a song, you can connect to Apple Music and other music services to listen to your Shazam.

If you don’t have an internet connection, the app still creates a unique digital fingerprint to match against the Shazam database the next time your device is connected to the internet. If a song can’t be identified, it will disappear from your pending Shazams.

Use Auto Shazam

To have Shazam automatically identify what’s playing around you, turn on Auto Shazam:

  • Touch and hold the Shazam app in the app drawer, then tap Auto Shazam.
  • Open the Shazam app on your device, then touch and hold the Shazam button 

When Auto Shazam is on, Shazam matches what you’re hearing with songs in the Shazam database — even when you switch to another app. Shazam never saves or stores what it hears.

You can then find the Shazams identified with Auto Shazam in your Library, grouped together by date.

To turn off Auto Shazam, tap the Shazam button.

Use Notification to identify music with a swipe and tap

While you’re in another app, you can access Shazam in the notification bar to identify music:

  1. Swipe down to see Shazam in the notification bar.
  2. Tap Shazam to start identifying music.
  3. To close the notification, swipe to the Library in the Shazam app, tap the Settings button , then turn off “Shazam from notification bar.”

Use Pop-Up Shazam to identify music

  1. Open the Shazam app, swipe to the Library, then tap the Settings button .
  2. Turn on “Shazam from Pop-Up,” tap Go To Settings, tap Shazam, then turn on “Allow display over other apps.”
  3. While you’re in another app, tap the Pop-Up Shazam button   to identify music playing in that app.
  4. To remove the floating button, drag it to the X at the bottom of the screen.

To bring Pop-Up Shazam back on-screen, swipe down from the top of the screen and tap on the notification. If you don’t have "Shazam from notification bar” enabled, open the Shazam app and Shazam a song. While Shazam is identifying a song, put Shazam in the background. You’ll see the Pop-up button reappear on screen.

More ways to identify music

  • Use Shazam on your Wear OS device to Shazam tracks.
  • In Shazam Settings, turn on “Shazam on startup” to identify music automatically when you open the app.

Find your previous Shazams

You can find your previous Shazams in the Library. In the Shazam app, swipe to the Library or tap the Library button.

To delete a Shazam, tap the more button  next to that Shazam in the Library, then tap “Remove from your library.”

You can also save your Shazams so you won't lose them if something happens to your device.

Save your Shazams

To save your Shazams, create an account with a Google account or an email address.

  1. In Shazam, swipe to Library, then tap the Settings button .
  2. Tap Sign Up or Sign In.
  3. To sign in with a Google account, tap Sign In With Google and follow the prompts.
  4. To sign in with an email address:
    • Tap Sign In With Email, then enter an email address.
    • Check your email using your same device, then tap Confirm in the email. If you didn't receive the email, tap Resend in the Shazam app or start over.

To access your previous Shazams anywhere, use the same account to sign in at on your Mac, a PC, or on the Shazam app on another Android device.

Delete your Shazam account

  1. In Shazam, swipe to Library, then tap the Settings button .
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the Settings screen, then tap Log Out. 
  3. If you use Shazam on other devices, log out of Shazam on those devices.
  4. Visit
  5. Scroll to the bottom of the page, then click or tap Delete Your Account.
  6. Sign in using the account you want to delete.
  7. Scroll to the bottom of the Delete Your Account page, then click Delete Your Account. Any personally identifiable information from connected services will be deleted within 30 days.

Get a copy of your Shazam data

  1. Visit
  2. Click or tap Download Your Data.
  3. Sign in to the account that you want to get a copy of the data for, then follow the prompts.
  4. Enter the email address where you would like your information sent, then click “Send my data.” You'll receive your data by email within 30 days.

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