- Google just launched its “hum for search” feature, which allows users to hum, whistle or sing for 10-15 seconds to identify a song.
- The feature currently works in 20 languages, and Google hopes to add more.
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Google has finally launched the perfect feature for when a song is stuck in your head but you do not know any of the words.
“Hum at search” was launched today on both the Google app for iOS and Android according to Google’s blog The Keyword. Users can also whistle or sing directly into the microphone to identify a song.
The technology works like this: the user can hum (whistle or sing) for 1
The sequence can then 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 removes any other noise from the outside, as accompanying instruments.
Google launched the music-identifying AI in 2017 with its Pixel 2, which was a minor attempt by the company to enable phones to identify music, even without an Internet connection. The following year, the company expanded AI to the app, where users could ask the app which song was playing.
Technology does not expect the user to be a perfect singer – the results are based on the melody. When the results appear, the user can select the song they think best matches their submission.
The results also include accompanying music videos, song analyzes and even any available covers for the song. There is also a link to listen to the song on the major streaming services.
The technology also works in the Google Assistant app. The feature is currently available in 20 languages, and Google hopes to add languages in the future.
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