Shazam in Menu Bar on MacBook

Shazam is an awesome app for song recognition. You can use it on your iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac. So when you want to shazam a song, you can do it on any device.

The key to using Shazam to identify a song you hear is its quickness. Tap or click that Shazam button and then get details for the tune in seconds. And while you can certainly open the app on your Mac and click the button, by the time you do that, the song could be over. That’s why you have better options.

Here are the quickest ways to use Shazam on your Mac.

Launch Shazam at startup

You can have apps that you use every single day when you start up your Mac. And you can have them launched and ready to go within a minute. For example, I have Slack start up automatically each morning so that I’m ready to communicate with my team.

To have Shazam start up automatically, just follow these steps.

1) Open Shazam from the menu bar and click Settings (gear icon).

2) Select Preferences in the pop-out menu.

3) Click the General tab.

4) Check the box for Launch Shazam on startup.

Shazam on Startup on Mac

You can then close the settings or continue with the next item on our list.

One-Click Shazam in the menu bar

Another helpful setting for Shazam is the one-click feature. Similar to how you might use Shazam on your iPhone or Apple Watch, this lets you click the button to have the app start listening immediately.

This saves you time from opening the app and then double-clicking the button; just click the icon in your menu bar to have the app listen.

1) Open Shazam from the menu bar and click Settings (gear icon).

2) Select Preferences in the pop-out menu.

3) Click the General tab.

4) Check the box for One click Shazaming.

One click Shazaming on Mac

Now you can close the settings and give your new one-click button a try!

Wrapping it up

Whether you decide to use both of these features or just one, they both give you faster ways to use Shazam on your Mac. Will you enable them both or just one or the other? Let us know!

And be sure to head to our Shazam section of iDB for more help with the app.