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How to Get Shazam on Android TV

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Shazam on Android TV

Shazam is a very interesting music app developed by Shazam Entertainment and owned by Apple Inc. It was developed to identify music, movies, TV shows, and advertising with the help of a short sample. But, Android TV users can install Shazam on their devices due to the unavailability of the app on the Play Store. Hence, we’ve come up with two different methods, such as sideloading and screen mirroring that help to use the Shazam app on your TV.

After getting Shazam on Android TV, you can find any song that you are searching for or listening to using the microphone in the app. Once the app recognizes the music, it will provide details like Artist, Song Title, and Album. In addition, you can find links to the same song in apps like iTunes, YouTube, Spotify, Groove Music, or Apple Music on Android TV.

With the help of this article, you will learn about the step-by-step process to sideload and screen mirror the Shazam app on Android TV along with the app’s troubleshooting tips.

Pricing

There are no subscription plans available for the Shazam app. It is a completely free application to download and use.

How to Sideload Shazam APK on Android TV

As we mentioned earlier, the Shazam app is not available for Android TV. So, you need to sideload its APK file with the help of Downloader on Android TV to use this app.

1. Turn on your Android TV and head to the Apps section.

2. Locate the Google Play Store and launch it.

3. Click on the Search icon and type Downloader in the required field.

4. Locate the Downloader app developed by AFTVnews and hit the Install button.

Install Downloader on Android TV

5. Wait for a while to download and install the Downloader app on your device.

6. Once the Downloader app is installed successfully, press the home button on your remote.

7. Now, navigate to the Settings icon from the home page.

8. From the options, go to Device Preferences → Security & Restrictions.

Click Security & restrictions

9. Click Unknown Sources → Turn on the Downloader toggle.

10. Now, get back to the home screen and launch the Downloader app.

11. Accept the storage and other permissions asked by the app on your TV.

12. Choose Home from the left pane, and type the below-mentioned URL in the required field.

Download link for Shazam APK latest version: bit.ly/3QrmdYd

Enter Shazam APK link to download on Android TV

13. Click Go to download the APK file on your Android TV.

14. Once the file is downloaded, open it and click Install.

15. Then, click Open to launch the app and identify your favorite tracks.

Cast Shazam to Android TV

If you aren’t interested in sideloading the OnStream APK, you can cast the app from your smartphone (Android/iPhone/iPad) to your TV. Unfortunately, there is no built-in cast support on this platform, so you need to screen mirror the app using the casting feature of your mobile.

From Android

1. Connect the Android TV to a WiFi network. On the other hand, connect your smartphone to the same network.

2. Download the Shazam app on your Android device from the Play Store.

3. Launch the Shazam app and sign in to your account.

4. Swipe down the notification bar and tap the Cast icon.

Click the Screen Cast option

5. From the list of available devices, select your Android TV.

4. With that, the screen of your Android device mirrors your TV.

5. Now, launch the Shazam app on your phone.

6. You can see the Shazam app mirroring on your TV.

From iPhone/iPad

1. Connect your Android TV and your iPhone/iPad to the same Wi-Fi network.

2. Download and install the Shazam app from the App Store.

3. Go to the Control Center and tap the Screen Mirroring icon.

Tap the screen mirrirng icon to use Shazam on Android TV

4. From the list on your screen, select your Android TV.

5. Launch the Shazam app and sign in to your account.

6. Finally, you can access the Shazam app on your TV.

Supported Android TVs and Boxes

Smart TVsSmart TV Boxes
Sony Smart TV
TCL Smart TV
OnePlus Smart TV
Panasonic Smart TV
Sharp Smart TV
Vu Smart TV
Philips Smart TV
Xiaomi Mi Smart TV
Hisense Smart TV
Nvidia Shield TV
MXQ Pro 4K
Mi Box 4K

Shazam Alternatives

If you feel that Shazam isn’t for you or are unsatisfied with its service, you can switch to some other free platforms to identify any musical track. Here are the best options you can choose as an alternative solution to Shazam.

  1. SoundHound
  2. Genius
  3. Musicxmatch
  4. MusicID

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is Shazam available for Android TV?

No. Play Store of Android TV doesn’t include Shazam in its app’s library. If you want to use this app, you should sideload it or screen mirror it to your TV.

2. Does Shazam work on Android?

Yes, the Shazam app works fine on your Android-based devices, such as Android smartphones, Android TVs, and Android tablets without any issues.

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