If you wish to search for songs on Google, then your best bet is by typing some lyrics and trying to find from the search results.
Alternatively, you can also try recognizing songs playing live in the background by using applications such as Shazam.
Now, Google has added a new twist to searching songs, as you can hum the tune of songs and find matching results using the search engine.
“Hum to Search” is Google’s latest feature addition to the search engine.
Announced during the “Google Search On” event, you can now hum and search songs on Google based on its tune.
Instead of humming the song, you can also try whistling it out or simply sing out the line(s) you remember.
The latest trick from Google supports over 20 languages, however, currently only supports English on iOS.
You can search songs on Google using “Hum to Search” either by using the latest version of the Google app or by simply tapping the Google Search bar on your Android device’s home screen.
How to Search Songs on Google using “Hum to Search”?
Below are the steps to follow to hum and search songs on Google:
- Launch the Google app on your Android or iOS device.
- Click on the voice search icon represented by a microphone. You can find the icon in the left corner of the text search bar.
- A “Listening” message will pop up on the screen, click on “Search a song” in the bottom left corner.
- Clicking on the message as said above activates your device’s mic. Sing/hum/whistle the lyrics or tune of the song that you wish to search for.
- Google will now search based on your voice and provide you with results that it feel matches your voice.
If you wish to search for a song on Google using only voice commands, follow these steps:
- Say the “Ok Google” command facing your device. (You have to enable voice search priorly).
- When the search feature activates, say “Search a song”.
- Now, hum/whistle/sing the lyrics or tune of the song you wish to search for.
That’s it. You will be provided with the search results of songs that match your voice input.
Instead of humming/whistling/singing, you can also follow the same steps to recognize songs playing in the background and identify the song on Google.
Other Features Announced During “Google Search On” Event
Here’s a roundup of all the other new features coming to Google services:
- Busyness: With busyness, Google Maps will show how busy/full a business is during any specific time or day of the week. Thus allowing people to plan their visit to the place.
Even without searching for a particular business, you can access “busyness” information about businesses around your current location using Google Maps.
Eventually, the “Busyness” feature will expand its reach by 5x times and also add info about popular destinations such as grocery stores, beaches, pharmacies, etc.
- Precaution Info on Google Maps: You can now view details related to the safety features and precautions undertaken by a business on Google Maps. Currently, businesses’ provide this info to Google. But visitors will also be soon able to add their input to increase transparency.
- AR Experience on Google Maps: Users from all around the world will now be able to use “Live View”.
Live View is an AR feature by Google that allows users to view places around in realtime and view related info.
The information displayed using Live View includes busyness details, working hours, star ratings, etc.
To access this feature, all you need to do is launch the “Live View” feature on Google Maps.
- BERT for Google Search: Bidirectional Encoder Representations from Transformers (BERT) is a new technology from Google aimed at making the search experience better.
Thanks to BERT, Google searches can identify spelling and grammar errors more efficiently.
- Better Answers to Questions: Apart from indexing webpages, Google will now also index individual passages in the webpage.
Thus passages from indexed webpages can be provided as search results whenever users search for similar questions.
- Find Highlights in Videos: This new feature from Google will provide highlights from videos depending on what the user searches.
To allow this, Google will add markers for AI to select moments and display them to the user.
- Google Lens is Smarter: Now you can get relevant well-detailed solutions to math and science problems in Google Lens.
The “Style Engine” technology enhances the shopping experience for users.
With this new technology, shoppers can long-press on images in Chrome or the Google app and find similar products to buy.
So, what is your favorite new feature addition from Google?
Do leave your thoughts as comments below.