Homescreen widgets have seen a new resurgence in the past year with Android 12+, and Shazam has just revamped theirs to be more than just a shortcut that opens the app.
The old Shazam widget was just a larger shortcut that immediately opened the app on-click to start listening. Version 13.7 introduces a widget that lets you â€œShazam music directly from your home screen.â€
A â€œTap to Shazamâ€ immediately begins the â€œListening for musicâ€ process with users remaining on their current screen. Once identified, the song, artist, and album artwork is noted right on the widget with a corresponding notification that lets you share.
This widget is less disruptive for fast and casual song identification where you donâ€™t want to leave what youâ€™re doing. You can make a quick ID and then dive into it another time with the alert in the notification shade.
5Ã—1 is the default size configuration with Dynamic Color theming supported, but you can shrink it to 1Ã—1, like before, where itâ€™s just a pulsating circle when active and shows artwork once done. Meanwhile, you can also have it span your entire screen.
In comparison, Shazamâ€™s iOS widgets just show â€œRecently foundâ€ songs, while deeper Control Center integration is also available.
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