How to automatically create an Apple Music playlist with songs you identified with Shazam

Once you identify a song with Shazam, you can easily find it later using any of these five ways. You can also make things easier and have Shazam automatically create a new playlist in Apple Music with all your discovered tracks. When you Shazam tracks in the future; they will automatically appear in that playlist inside your Music app.

In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to create an Apple Music playlist with all your Shazamed songs on iPhone or iPad.

My Shazam Tracks playlist in the Music app on iPhone

How to create a playlist of all your Shazamed songs

When you open the Shazam app for the first time, you’ll see a card asking your permission to ‘Sync your Shazams to Apple Music?’ Simply tap OK, and you’re good to go.

You might also see a tile saying Shazam & Apple Music, and tapping it will show you how these two services can gel together. Simply tap SHARE, which will automatically add your Shazamed songs to a playlist in Apple Music.

Sync your Shazams to Apple Music

However, if you don’t see these prompts, follow these steps to create the playlist:

  1. Open the Shazam app on your iPhone and pull up the bottom card.
  2. Tap the gear icon from the top left.
  3. Enable the switch for Sync Shazams to Apple Music.
  4. You’ll see an alert from Shazam asking your permission to access Apple Music and media library. Tap OK.
Permit Shazam to create Apple Music playlist

That’s all. You have successfully allowed Shazam to access your Apple Music.

Now, open the Music app on your iPhone and go to the Library section. Under Recently Added and Playlists, you’ll see a new playlist titled My Shazam Tracks. Tap it to see all the songs you have discovered using Shazam, including past tracks.

This playlist is updated in real-time: that is, if you Shazam another song, it’ll instantly be added to the My Shazam Tracks playlist.

My Shazam Tracks playlist in Music app on iPhone

Is the Shazamed song also added to my Apple Music library?

Shazam just adds the identified song to a playlist. It doesn’t add them to your Apple Music library. If you wish to add the song, tap the three dots button next to a song and pick Add to Library.

Note: If you Shazam the same song many times, it’s added repeatedly to the My Shazam Tracks playlist. This unnecessarily clutters the playlist.

Same song added multiple times to My Shazam Tracks playlist

Manually add Shazamed song to another playlist

As mentioned, the tracks you identify using Shazam will be auto-added to the My Shazam Tracks playlist. You don’t have to take any action. However, if you want to add a Shazamed song to any other playlist, you can do that straight from inside the Shazam app. Here’s how:

  1. Shazam a song, and when it’s done, tap the ADD TO button.
  2. You’ll see all your Apple Music playlists. Tap one to add the song to it.
Add Shazam song to any Apple Music playlist

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