Song Stuck In Your Head? Google’s New Hum To Search Feature Can Figure Out The Song

Google has launched a hum to search feature tool find that will help you find that song that’s stuck in your head, just by humming singing or whistling the tune into your phone.

Hum to search

The technology to match tones to a database of identified songs through this new hum to search feature tool instead of from lyrics alone has existed for more than a decade, and was a staple in the music app SoundHound as far back as 2009.

To get started using Google’s new feature, grab your phone and open the latest version of the Google app or Google Search widget. Then, tap the Microphone icon and say “what’s this song?” You can also tap the Search a song button. Finally, start humming, singing or whistling the tune to get your results.

If you’re using Google Assistant, just say “Hey Google, what’s this song?” and then start humming the tune. Google will show you the most likely results based on the tune you hummed. You can select the song to listen to it and see if it’s the one that’s been stuck in your head.

Google announced the new feature on Thursday and has started rolling it out globally to iPhone ($699 at Amazon) and Android users. It’s currently available in English for iPhone users and in more than 20 languages on Android. Note that this new tool only works on mobile devices, so at this time, it won’t work on your Google Home or Nest speakers.

Credit: CNET

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