Have you ever found yourself grooving to a tune in your head, humming it to your friends, but no one has any idea what you are talking about? Well, it happens to most of us. In fact, too many times, the tone never leaves our minds until we hear it again on a TV show, on the radio, or at a party.
Not to worry though, because Google has decided to make our lives easier by launching a fresh way to identify that particular track that eludes you. All you have to do is hum, sing, or whistle the tune into your smartphone, and the answer will be revealed immediately.
This new feature is available in the Google application on both iOS and Android, or in Google Assistant. Simply ask Google, “What’s the song” or click the freshly added “search a song” button and then hum away. In no time, Google will provide the right answer.
If you are not aware, the genius idea to match tones to a database of known songs via singing, humming, and whistling, rather than from lyrics alone, has existed for over 10 years. In fact, it was a staple in the music application, SoundHound 11 years ago. To help you use this fresh Google feature, see How To Use The New Google Hum-To-Search Feature On Your Phone:
How Can I Use The New Google Hum-To-Search Feature On Your Phone?
To use Google’s new feature, simply grab your smartphone and access the most recent version of the Google app or Google Search widget. After that, click the Microphone icon and say “what’s this song?” You can even click “Search a song.” When that is done, begin to hum, sing, or whistle the tune of that track you are looking for.
If you use Google Assistant, simply say “Hey Google, what’s this song?” and then begin to hum the tune. Google will reveal the most likely results according to the tune you hummed. You can choose the track to listen to it and confirm if it is the one you have been searching for.