Google adds search by hum to find songs


Google has announced the addition of a new search feature called “hum” to its search tools that will allow users to just tap and start hums and search for any song stuck in their heads.

Notably, this can be very useful for those who can’t remember the lyrics. You can just hum the tone of the song and Google will try to identify the song with that melody and show you the results.

A lot of times a beautiful song gets stuck in our heads and we can’t remember the lyrics. You can search by voice. All you have to do is launch the Google Assistant and it will use machine learning capabilities to search and identify the song you’re looking for.

Anyway, users will be able to hum, whistle or sing the melody and let Google do its work for the song search, you just need to make certain you have the latest version of the Google app installed on your device to enjoy this new feature.

The search feature by hum or hum is available on the Google app for both iOS and Android

The good thing is that Google did not limit this feature to the Google app on Android devices only instead, iOS users can also take virtue of the Google search feature on their Apple devices.

Steps to search for a song by humming using the Google Voice Assistant:

Search by voice

Simply click on the microphone icon and say “What is this song?” Or click the newly added Find Song button and play the melody you remember for 10-15 seconds.

Google will use inbuilt machine learning techniques and try to display the result that is likely to be a match. Users will be able to listen to the search results and write down the name of the song and once the search is complete, you can view the matching videos, listen to the correct sound, find the lyrics, and much more.

Google explains this feature by using machine learning models to “transform the audio into a number-based sequence that represents the melody of the song.” The melody is then compared to existing songs and machine learning models are trained on a variety of sources. For example, humans sing, whistle or hum, as do studio recordings.

This feature is currently available in English on iOS and in more than 20 languages on Android, and Google will add more languages in the coming period.

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