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[Mobile][Search] Shazam-like option within the app

Being able to source a song you hear without leaving the app

Updated on 2023-03-31

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Would add the ability for users to identify music that might be playing on the radio or from a nearby speaker, similar to that of Shazam or SoundHound. I imagine this feature would fit well into the voice command component that already exists on the search page by stating 'What song is this?' or similar. 

Status changed to: Up for Votes

Updated on 2019-10-22

Marked as a new idea 🙂


This is a repost of this inactive idea.


Yess why isn't this a more popular idea? It's literally smart for spotify to work with something like that or have a better integration with shazam. This would be good against the competition. Come on guys let's get some more votes on here


Also I feel like this shouldn't just be a mobile feature. Personally, I would use it on mobile as well as desktop.

Status changed to: Closed - Not Enough Votes

Updated on 2021-03-23

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Your suggestion didn’t quite reach 180 votes in 6 months. Users can still vote on this idea - if it gets enough votes, Spotify will still check it out and post a status update. You can read more about the idea process here.


I think it would be a really good idea to add an in-app music Scanner, like what snapchat has. When you hear a song you don't know you can scan it through Spotify and it would give you the options to like song, or add to a playlist.


It would be great if a "Shazam" type of search was made in the mobile app!


This is a genius move. Wipe out the need for soundhound/shazam

Status changed to: New Suggestion

Updated on 2021-04-09

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We've gone ahead and marked this as a new suggestion. Spotify Staff will look into this idea once it reaches the necessary amount of votes.


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Status changed to: Closed - Not Enough Votes

Updated on 2021-06-28


Your idea has been submitted a while ago but unfortunately hasn't gathered enough kudos. In order to keep an overview of the active ideas in this forum, we will close this idea for now. However, this does not mean that your idea has been declined by Spotify.

If you still feel strongly about your request, we encourage you to post your idea in a little different form again! Maybe now is the right time to receive the support of our community for your suggestion!

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