Apple has released the second public betas of its iOS 14.2 and iPadOS 14.2 updates to developers. The new beta seeds come two weeks after the first beta seeds.
The iOS 14.2 update brings a new Music Recognition control for the Control Center, enhancing the integration of the Shazam app in the iOS operating system. Music Recognition allows users to discover music playing around them and can recognize music playing in apps even when the user is wearing AirPods.
The Shazam Music Recognition feature can be added to Control Center via the “Control Center” options in the Settings app. Users can tap on the Shazam icon in the Control Center to perform a single song recognition.
The beta offers a redesigned AirPlay interface, making it easier for users to play music across multiple AirPlay 2-enabled devices in their home. A redesigned “Now Playing” widget is in the Control Center lists recently played albums that can be tapped and played when no music is playing.
Beta builds are available to developers through the Apple Developer Center or over the air on the devices with the proper configuration installed. However, the update doesn’t appear. to be available for over-the-air installation at this time.
As usual, MacTrast and Apple both warn users to not install any betas on your daily driver iPhone or iPad, instead only install betas on a device set aside for testing purposes.