- Google just launched the “hum to search” feature, which allows users to hum, whistle, or sing for 10-15 seconds to identify a song.
- This feature works in 20 languages, and Google expects to add more.
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Google has finally launched the perfect feature when a song is stuck in your head but you do not know any of the words.
“Hum to search” is now launched on both the Google app for iOS and Android, according to Google’s blog, The Keyword. Users can also whistle or sing directly on the mic to identify a song.
Technology works like this: the user can hum (whistle, or sing) for 10-15 seconds, and then Google technology captures the melody of the song and makes it a sequential number
From there, the sequence can be used to “identify songs based on a variety of sources, including people singing, whistling or humming, as well as studio recordings,” according to Google’s announcement. . The sequence also dissipates any other external noise, such as accompanying instruments.
Google launched AI-recognizable music in 2017 with the Pixel 2, which is a small attempt by the company to allow phones to recognize music, even without an internet connection. The following year, the company expanded AI into the app, where users could ask the app what song was playing.
Technology does not expect the user to be a perfect singer – the results are tone-based. When the results pop up, the user can select the song they think best matches their submission.
The results also include music videos, song reviews, and even any cover covers for the song. There is also a link to listen to the song on major streaming services.
The technology also works with the Google Assistant app. This feature is currently available in 20 languages and Google hopes to add more languages in the future.
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