We all know that uncomfortable moment when a song is playing at a party, and we desperately want to find out its name and what artist is singing it. Besides the good old Shazam app, there are also some alternatives capable of unveiling the mystery for us.
The Google Search functionality for mobile devices got improved with a very exciting and cute feature. It can understand someone’s whistling, singing, and even humming when it tries to understand the song that the person is searching for.
Available now for Android and iOS
By asking ‘what is this song?’ to the Google Search app, it triggers the possibility for the user to do his best to try to somehow mimic the song. Some people might say that the new feature is nowhere near Shazam, but it’s actually bringing something new. Shazam only recognizes original songs it gets exposed to, not any poor attempt of humming the song that’s sticking into someone’s mind.
Google seems to bring the perfect feature for when an unknown song is obsessing your brain. The company wrote within a blog post as describing the feature:
After you’re finished humming, our machine learning algorithm helps identify potential song matches. And 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. 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.
Google’s new feature can also be seen as a nice way of practicing our singing skills. Too bad for those who aren’t too good at it, but Shazam is also there to help.
James is passionate about mobile gadgets, and he likes to keep himself up-to-date with the latest releases in the field of smartphones, tablets, and so on. He has ten-year experience in writing content and reviewing tech products. For Meedios, James will cover news regarding mobile devices, mobile operating systems, and more.