- Google has announced a new Hum to Search feature that allows you to find songs just by whistling.
- Uses machine learning feature to decipher a matching melody from your amazing whistling skills.
- SoundHound – an app designed to find songs playing around you – has been around for years.
Today, Google has released a new feature for its Search product. Called “Hum to Search,” it lets you know a song by simply humming a melody on your phone.
Previously, Google Assistant quickly deciphered the songs playing around you. All you have to do is say, “Hey Google, what is this song?” and it will listen and let you know. Now, however, you no longer need the song – just do your best to reflect what you know and Google will do its best to match it.
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If this is familiar, it is because SoundHound has had this feature for many years. However, it is possible that Google’s system may be more accurate than SoundHound’s.
Hum to Search: How it works
If you have a song stuck in your head, here’s how to find out what:
- Google Assistant fires on your phone but you usually do.
- When open and ready for a voice command, say, “What is this song?” or “What is this song?”
- The assistant will start listening. Do your best to drive the tone.
- If you do it right, Google should tell you the right answer.
Google Hum to Search is available in English on iOS and in over 20 languages on Android. It can
become more prevalent soon on both platforms.