13 June 2019
The popular music streaming service provider Deezer has announced the public rollout of a new feature called SongCatcher. As you might have guessed from the name, the feature will allow users to recognize songs playing around them. If you find it similar to something else, then yes, it is quite similar to how Shazam works.
The most important thing to note here is that SongCatcher is an in-app feature which means you will need to have Deezer installed to make use of it. Once it becomes available for you, the feature will become visible under the Search tab where you will see a distinct SongCatcher option with the subtext "Identify a song playing around you". Tapping on the option will trigger it and you will be presented with relevant results.
Deezer claims that SongCatcher is capable of recognizing up to 53 million songs which are available on the music streaming app. Once the song has been identified, it will show you relevant details like artist and album name. It will also allow you to add that particular track to your favorites and playlists.
The feature has already started to roll out and should become available to you in no time. It is worth noting that it is most likely a server-side change as some users are not able to see it despite being on the latest version. Another thing to note here is that SongCatcher is currently exclusive only to Android devices. There are no words on when it will be released for iOS users.
- Deezer | Android | Google Play Store, Free