Apple’s ShazamKit brings audio recognition to third party apps

Apple’s new ShazamKit will bring audio recognition technology to third party apps, even Android apps, the tech giant announced on the second day of its ongoing Worldwide Developers Conference 2021. 

The company acquired the popular music recognition app Shazam for $400 million in September 2018. The new ShazamKit will now enable iOS and Android developers to create apps with sound recognition technology using Shazam’s wide catalog of songs.

Also Read: Here’s everything Apple announced at the WWDC21 keynote

In addition to song recognition, the framework will also enable developers to build their own catalog with custom and prerecorded audio and make it recognizable to provide second screen experiences and offer features synchronized with audio playing in the background. 

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Using the new ShazamKit, developers can now build apps for iOS, Android, iPadOS, macOS, tvOS and watchOS. 

Here’s a quick summary of the second day of Apple WWDC21. 

Written by Jordan Bevan


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