Google has unveiled new feature that allows both android and iPhone users identify a song even if you don’t know the lyrics, then use machine learning techniques to try to identify it. Krishna Kumar, Senior Product Manager, Google Search revealed
The new tool only works on mobile devices, so at this time, it won’t work on your Google Home , Nest speakers .
With the new Technology , you can now hum, sing or whistle the tune into your phone and the name of the song will come up.
The new hum to search feature is available today in English on iOS and in more than 20 languages on Android, with plans to add more in the future.
As per Google, a song’s melody is like a fingerprint with a unique identity. Google has built machine learning models that can match the music to that unique “fingerprint.”
The technology to match tones to a database of identified songs through singing, humming and whistling — 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.
How to use Google Music hum, whistle or sing a melody
Users need to open the latest version of the Google app or find your Google Search widget on their mobile device and tap the mic icon and say “what’s this song?” or click the “Search a song” button.
You can also tap the Search a song button. Finally, start humming, singing or whistling the tune to get your results.
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).