Global Tech Giants, Google has introduced a new “hum to search” feature that allows you to identify a song even if you don’t know the lyrics.
You can now hum, sing or whistle the tune into your phone and Google’s search engine will generate the song’s name as well as other properties such as the artistes, year recorded and so on.
Google has ensured that music lovers need not know the lyrics to their favourite songs to identify them online.
This feature is designed to employ a technology capable of matching tones to a database of identified songs through singing, humming and whistling instead of from the song lyrics alone. This audio technology has existed for more than a decade, and was a staple in the music app SoundHound as far back as 2009.
To use the latest search feature on Google, you should do the following;
- First of all ensure you are using the latest version of the Google app or Google Search widget on your phone.
- Click the Microphone icon and say “what’s this song?” Or you click the Search a song button.
- Finally, start humming, singing or whistling the tune to get your results.
Google announced the new feature on Thursday, October 15, and has started rolling it out globally to iPhone and Android users. It’s currently available in English for iPhone users and in more than 20 languages on Android.
This new tool only works on mobile devices, so at this time, it won’t work on your Google Home or Nest speakers