It happens all the time ̵1; you get a song stuck in your head, try to buzz it to friends and no one has a clue what you’re talking about. You keep thinking about it until you finally hear it again for a while – from a TV show, radio or a store. Fortunately, which can identify songs when you buzz, sing or whistle the melody in your phone.
The technology to match tones to a database of identified songs by singing, buzzing and whistling – instead of just lyrics – has been around for more than a decade and was a staple in the SoundHound music app.
To get started with Google’s new feature, grab your phone and open the latest version of the Google app or Google Search widget. Then press Microphone icon and say “what is this song?” You can also press Search for a song button. Finally, start buzzing, singing or whistling the tune to get your results.
If you use, just say “Hello Google, what’s this song?” and then start buzzing the song. Google shows you the most likely results based on the melody you hummed. You can select the song to listen to it and see if it is the one that is stuck in your head.
Google announced the new feature on Thursday and has begun rolling it out globally to the iPhone ($ 699 on Amazon) and Android users. It is 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 right now it does not work on yours .
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