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Google Search now lets you hum to find a song

By Ng Chong Seng - on 19 Oct 2020, 8:37am

Google Search now lets you hum to find a song

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Searching for a song that you vaguely remember by typing its lyrics is passé.

That’s because if you use the Google app or Google Search widget, you can now cure your stuck song syndrome simply by humming, whistling or singing a melody into the app.

Google:

On your mobile device, open the latest version of the Google app or find your Google Search widget, tap the mic icon and say “what’s this song?” or click the “Search a song” button. Then start humming for 10–15 seconds. On Google Assistant, it’s just as simple. Say “Hey Google, what’s this song?” and then hum the tune.

This earworm-killing feature is available on both iOS and Android, though the language support on both is different. On iOS, you can only search in English; on Android, you can do it in more than 20 languages.

Expectedly, this feature is powered by machine learning (more geeky info in Google’s blog post) so it’s okay if you sing out of tune. Additionally, you can tap on any of the returned results to explore information on the song and artist, check out accompanying music videos, find the lyrics and more.

What’s next — think to search?

Source: Google.

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