If you’re attempting to identify a song you heard on TV, radio, or in a movie, Shazam is a terrific tool to use. But what if you’re on your computer and a song is playing in the background while you’re browsing a website or viewing a YouTube video?
It’s possible that the creator of the video may credit the music, but what if they don’t? The good news is that Shazam now appears to be available as a Google Chrome extension, so you won’t have to pull out your phone. All you have to do now is download and install it like any other extension, then hit the blue button to activate it.
It works similarly to Shazam on your phone, with the exception that now that it’s on your computer, you won’t have to open your phone and launch the app; instead, you’ll be able to click on it straight immediately. Unfortunately, it appears that the extension is currently far from perfect.
Users are claiming that the app, at least for some of them, isn’t quite ready yet. We’re not sure if it’s because it’s in beta, so bear that in mind if it doesn’t work for you once you download it. Furthermore, you are unable to log into your Shazam account to sync with previously detected songs, which would be quite beneficial. Hopefully, those issues will be corrected in a subsequent version.
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