Google Search can now find the song you want by humming

The feature works with up to 20 languages on Android

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Google is adding a new “hum to search” feature to its search tools today that will let you hum (or whistle, or sing) the annoying song that’s stuck in your head, and then use machine learning techniques to try to identify it.

The new feature is available today in the Google app on both iOS and Android, or in Google Assistant — just ask Google “What’s the song” or tap the newly added “search a song” button, and then hum your earworm. Google will then show you results based on how likely a match it thinks it is, after which you’ll be able to tap results to listen to it (just like you would any other song that you looked up in Google search).

So, in case if you don’t know the lyrics and can sing the tune well, you can try out your luck for finding the song with the following steps.

 

  • Go to your Google App and click the mic icon only to say “What is this song?”
  • This will lead you to the option of clicking the “Search a Song” button
  • You will then have 10-15 seconds to hum or whistle
  • Bear in mind that you don’t necessarily have to be perfect in order for Google to guess right
  • And finally, Google will then showcase the closest options for you to choose from.

Furthermore, for people who use Google Assistant, all you would be required to do is “Hey Google, what’s this song?” and then begin with humming the tune.

Google has rolled out with this feature in English only for iOS users. However, you can try out songs from 20 other languages on the Android devices though.

It is expected that Google will expand this feature to more languages very soon!