Google announced some new features for its search engine yesterday, including one focused on music. “Starting today, you can hum, whistle or sing a melody to Google to solve your earworm,’ the company explained.
That means tapping the microphone icon in Google’s mobile app or homescreen widget and humming for 10-15 seconds, or using the query ‘Hey Google, what’s this song?’ for a device running Google Assistant.
“Don’t worry, you don’t need perfect pitch to use this feature. We’ll show you the most likely options based on the tune,” added Google. “Then you can select the best match and explore information on the song and artist, view any accompanying music videos or listen to the song on your favorite music app, find the lyrics, read analysis and even check out other recordings of the song when available.”
It’s the latest demonstration of Google’s AI research team’s work on music recognition.
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