Shazam is a free music recognition application that can identify music based on a short sample being played from any source, for example the radio, television, and so on. It helps people discover information about music, such as the song title, album, artist, and lyrics. The application has become a handy tool not only for entertainment industry professionals but also for music consumers.

How to Shazam:

  1. Open the Shazam app.
  2. Go to a music streaming platform of your choice on your phone or computer, and play any BTS song.
  3. Go back to the app, and tap the Shazam button in the middle of the screen.
  4. After the song has been identified, clear the app’s data in settings.
    1. On iPhone: Connect Shazam to a Facebook account or e-mail address.
      1. Do this by swiping right from the Shazam screen, tap “Settings” in the top left corner, and scroll to and tap “Shazam Account,” select “Link to Facebook or email.”
      2. To clear the data, you will then log out and tap “Remove” when prompted.
    2. On Android: Long hold on the Shazam icon on your home screen and tap “App Info,” tap on “Clear Data” and then “Delete.”
  5. Repeat from step 3.


  • Do not plug earphones or headphones into the streaming device, and make sure that the song is playing loud and clear.
  • It is possible to shazam songs playing through earphones or headphones when using an Android device.
  • Android devices also have a Pop Up Shazam feature which allows users to shazam songs playing in third party apps without having to go back to the Shazam app.
  • To enable this feature, 
    1. Open the Shazam app.
    2. Tap “Library” in the upper left corner of the screen.
    3. Tap the settings icon in the upper left corner of the screen.
    4. Turn on “Pop Up Shazam.”
    5. Tap the Shazam notification in the device’s notification bar to make the floating Shazam button appear. The button can be removed simply by dragging it to the bottom of the screen.
    6. To Shazam a song, just tap the button. Remember to clear the Shazam app’s data after the song is identified.

Why is Shazam important?

Radio stations often use Shazam to gauge interest and trends. This varies depending on the region and radio station, but it can be helpful to use Shazam in conjunction with other streaming platforms in order to promote BTS’ music.



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