How to shazamit music from your phone and from Instagram

Many believe that using the Shazam application you can only recognize music from external sound sources.

However, you can shazamit music from your phone. To do this, while playing music, the microphone of your device must be active. Read how to achieve this below.

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How to play music from your phone

If the Shazam application is still not installed, you can download it from one of the links below:

  • Shazam version for iOS
  • Shazam version for Android
  • Shazam version for Windows Phone

Step 1: Open the Shazam app on your device. It should work in the background before you even turn on the song.

Step 2: Now open your application with music, select the desired track and turn it on. For example, we used the BOOM application.

Step 3: Switch to the Shazam app and press the large button in the center of the screen. After a couple of seconds, the result should appear on the screen.

Step 4: If you have an audio file with several songs at once, you can press the Shazam recognition button each time a new song starts playing.

Step 5: You can view information about all recognized songs directly in the application on the Library tab. Here you can buy tracks in various services.


  • If the application cannot recognize the song, turn up the volume.
  • You can also use headphones. Turn on the song and hold the earphone to the microphone of the device. This method is especially useful if you are in a noisy environment.

How to shazamit music from Instagram

We heard a great song in one of the storiesfriends on Instagram, but just can't find her? Of course, you can always ask about the track from the author of the story or post, but why wait for an answer? Moreover, not everyone will answer.

You can shazamit music on Instagram. Below we describe how this is done.

Step 1: First, open the Shazam app and hold the big button in the centerto enable the AutoShift feature.

Step 2: Open Instagram. You will see a red panel at the top of the screen. This means that Shazam is listening to audio from the device and around you. Open a story or post with the song you need.

Step 3: When Shazam recognizes the song, you will receive a notification with its name. Later, you can view all detected songs in the application itself.

By the way, the method with the AutoShift function works not only with instagram, but also with other applications. However, keep in mind that the function may consume more charge and traffic of the mobile Internet.

That's all. Now you know how to play music from your phone, instagram and other applications. We hope this guide was helpful to you.