SongCatcher is now available for iOS users

  • 10 July 2019
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As of today, iOS users are also able to catch the songs that caught their ears! SongCatcher, Deezer's track recognition feature, identifies any song from a library of over 56 million tracks worldwide, meaning that unknown songs you hear on films, TV, waiting rooms and restaurants can be just a few seconds away from your playlist.

The SongCatcher button can be found just below the search bar in your Deezer app. Once it is identified, the song will be displayed on your screen with the title, artist name and the cover of the album where the song belongs to. You'll then have the option to add it directly to your favorites and playlists. You can also play and share your new discovered track with your friends.



Make sure to update your iOS to access SongCatcher now!

Hear...



…catch…



…save…



…share!




Click here for further information about SongCatcher. ;)

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Guys, this is fantastic news! but come on, 2 things immediately:

first, why can't it automatically save, the searched song, like on a history list, or playlist? Instead of me looking for a playlist where to save it?

second, why is not possible to listen to the song directly from the research results?

come on, come on!
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Hey there @MarcoG

Thanks for your feedback! I'll be passing it on to the team responsible for the feature.
You can save the track by tapping on the heart, or opening the menu and selecting add to favourites. You can also 'play next', but other users also asked for a 'play' button so we'll be looking into it 😉
I really think Deezer has a way of creating a whole music experience for someone. If anything this is one of the most engaging apps I've come across. I just happened to have an idea that may make the experience even better. What if you guys added a 'shazam like feature',whereby one can find a random song they just heard and would want to know the artist and even better if the artist is on Deezer,the search leads them straight to their account. What do you think?
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Hey @Bernice Iraki it's here! 🙂
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This iOS version might also be interesting for iPhone/iPad/iPod touch users who want to scrobble everything their mic picks up to Last.fm, as there is no other music recognition and scrobbling app on iOS yet, as far as I know. There is ShazamScrobbler, but it only works on macOS devices, and there once was Scrobblr, but it doesn’t exist anymore. On Android there are other options like Deezer’s SongCatcher or Pano Scrobbler, but not on iOS.

So you only have to connect your Deezer and Last.fm accounts in the Alerts & Sharing tab of the Deezer web player, save the recognised songs to a playlist and scrobble it afterwards to your Last.fm profile.

 

By the way, does the Shazam integration still work on Deezer, and in which countries and on which apps? Does it afford a subscription, or is it free?

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Hey @bluezzbastardzz 

Thanks for sharing the above with the community - really cool.

About Shazam, it's still working and you don't need a sub to use it. But because it was bought by Apple, and they have their own streaming service, they might push the option further down in the future (just a note, from experience).

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And the Deezer integration in Shazam only works in four(?) countries, right? I think I have also read that it only works for one recognised song, so you cannot create a Deezer playlist with it which you could scrobble.

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Will ask more details about it, @bluezzbastardzz :wink:

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Is there any plan to improve speed in Songcatcher search? I hardly find the songs I look for, because it really takes a lot of time before identifying it…

 

thanks

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Hey @MarcoG ! Can you make sure you have the best connectivity when you use Songcatcher? Do you find it slow when using WiFi or mobile data? 

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I’m sure I have the best connectivity, when I use it I’m often forced to switch to Shazam which identify a song in a second… I’m really big fan of Deezer and I’d love to use only SongCatcher instead of other competitors.

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@MarcoG I see. Have you already tried by clearing the cache and installing the app again? Please consider that this process will delete all your Downloads but your music and playlists will all be there ;) 

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I constantly clear my cache (no much space in the phone) and I just did a complete refresh installing iOS 13, nothing changed. Thanks

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Hey @MarcoG does this happen with any song? I had this issue the other day as well. I'll pass on the feedback to our devs, and there's an update planned soon.

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Sometimes is fast (very few times 2/10) and most of the times it takes much more (8/10)

Thank you so much for your kindness, this community is awesome!

Not working newest installation off Deezer app. Still not working. 
 

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Hi there @Peter M 

Thanks for reaching out. In what device are you experiencing this? Could we have the OS you've got too? This was we can pass the info to our devs and they can try to reproduce the issue :wink:

iPhone 7

Software 13.4.1

Installed the latest update Deezer app. 
Shazam works fine 😊

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Hello @Peter M, when you say “not working”, do you mean there is an error message or SongCatcher doesn’t detect a title you think it should detect?

Thank you for your feedback

It’s working but it’s doesn’t detect a title and it’s should be 

Shazam detect the title…

 

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Hi @Peter M thank you for getting back to us. Did this only happen once or are there many songs it does not detect?

Could you please let us know which title SongCatcher could not detect? Please name artist, song title and version - or even send us the Deezer URL link. Then we can investigate this for you :slight_smile:

Well it's do not detect a song ad all…..

Latest music songs 2020.

NOT: 

Alone, Pt II (Mio Remix) - Alan Walker & Ava Max

Formidable - Stromea

South Of The Border - Ed Sheeran feat & Camila Cabello & Cardi B

 

Detect: first songs in a month...wow

House Arrest - Sofi Tukker & Gorgon City 

Uptown Girl - Billy Joel

Soldier On - Di rect

 

Yes, i try hard to find out how is this possible.

Music volume set harder.

Closer to the music boxes.

Nothing works.

 

And yes Shazam did it in 3 sec……...

 

 

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Hi there @Peter M 

Thanks for letting us know!

In what version and OS are you experiencing this?

iPhone 7

Software 13.4.1

Installed the latest update Deezer app. 
Shazam works fine 😊

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Thanks for coming back to us @Peter M, my Shazam also works well (I'm on iOS too) but I prefer to use the Deezer app.

Could you please update your iOS to 13.5 and then reinstall the Deezer app? Let us know how it goes after :wink:

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