Apple’s Shazam service, which allows you to recognize playing songs using the device’s microphone, successfully processes about 1 billion requests every month. This is stated in a statement from Apple, which also notes that since its launch in 2002, Shazam has recognized more than 50 billion songs.

Recall that Apple bought Shazam in 2018 and managed to gradually integrate the platform into its own ecosystem. As a result of this work, iPhone users can recognize songs through the voice assistant Siri, and developers will soon be able to interact with the Shazam Kit framework, which will appear in iOS 15. The service is also available as an app for Android devices and as a web app. which you can interact within the browser.

“Shazam is synonymous with magic, both for fans who recognize songs almost instantly and for artists who discover them. Shazam is one of the most popular music apps in the world with 1 billion requests per month. Today’s successes demonstrate not only people’s interest in Shazam but also the ever-growing appetite of users around the world for musical discovery, ”said Apple Music CEO Oliver Schusser.

Recognition of musical recordings using Shazam is due to the fact that the service creates a kind of digital signature of the sound recorded through the microphone. It is then matched against a vast catalog of Shazam-tagged music. After a match is found, the user is shown information about who performs the composition of interest and what it is called.