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How To Use The New Google Hum-To-Search Feature On Your Phone

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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.

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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:

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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.

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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.

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Google launched the fresh feature this week and began to unveil it globally on iPhone and Android devices. It is presently available in English for iOS users and in over twenty languages on Android. Be aware that this fresh tool only works with mobile phones, and it is actually useless with Google Home or Nest speakers.

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According to Google, the feature works by using its machine learning models to “transform the audio into a number-based sequence representing the song’s melody,” which will then be compared with existing tracks. Google also said these models have been trained on “a variety of sources, including human beings singing, whistling or humming, as well as studio recordings,” moving away from instruments and vocal quality to concentrate on that numeric sequence.

If you are not aware, the hum-to-search feature will work for you even if you are tone-deaf or you have perfect pitch. It is also home to music videos, song analyses, plus any available covers for the track. It is even home to a link to listen to the song on major streaming services.

That is that.

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