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Using Shazam with Spotify

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Learn how to connect Spotify and Shazam so you never forget to add a song to your playlist.


If you like music, like most of us, you probably have Shazam on your phone. In fact, you probably use it often to find music around you. Fortunately, Shazam saves your history so you can go back and listen to your songs at any time.



But another great benefit of having Shazam is the ability to use it with your streaming app, such as Apple Music and Spotify, where you already listen to all your favorite music. This article covers using Shazam with Spotify.


How to connect Spotify and Shazam

If you have Spotify, it’s a good idea to connect it to Shazam so you can enjoy your Shazam songs. There’s no point in listening to your Shazams on one platform and all your other music on another.


Here’s how to connect to Spotify on Shazam:

  1. Open Shazam on your phone.
  2. On iPhone or iPad, swipe up to view the . display Settings icon. On Android, swipe left to the Library from the main screen.
  3. Tap Settings in the top left corner of the screen.
  4. Now tap Connect next to Spotify.
  5. If you are currently connected to Apple Music, Shazam will show you a pop-up message explaining that connecting to Spotify will disconnect Shazam from Apple Music. Tap Connect to Spotify.
  6. Tap Open at the next prompt.
  7. Shazam will now ask you to authorize it to access Spotify on your behalf. Read the terms and conditions and tap Agree.

How to sync your Shazams to Spotify

This essential step will allow you to access and listen to your Shazam playlist in the Spotify app. The process is similar to syncing your Shazams with Apple Music.


Here’s how to sync your Shazams to Spotify:

  1. After Shazam is connected to Spotify, Shazam will show you a pop-up message asking you to sync. Press Okay knob. If you don’t get the prompt immediately, try opening one of your Shazams after connecting both apps.
  2. The “My Shazam Tracks” playlist is now created in the Spotify app.


Shazam isn’t the only music recognition app on the market, but it is one of the most accurate song finding apps. And it is also the most popular. That’s why people often point you to Shazam when they ask for details of a song playing around you.

How to listen to your Shazams on Spotify

Now that you’ve connected and synced Shazam to Spotify, you can stream your Shazam tracks in two ways: directly from Shazam and via the ‘My Shazam Tracks’ playlist on Spotify.

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