Google has introduced a number of new updates for Search, Maps and Lens. One of the features introduced by Google is the Hum to Search function. This feature will help users identify songs stuck in their head or, as Google says, “fix your earworm” by simply humming for 10-15 seconds.
To use the hum to search feature, users need to open the latest version of the Google app or tap the Google Search microphone and say “what is this song?” or click the “Search for a song” button. Alternatively, users can say “Hey Google, what’s this song?” and then hum for 10-15 seconds.
Google will then show the most likely options available on the melody from which users can select the best match. The feature is currently available in English on iOS and in more than 20 languages on Android. And we hope to extend it to more languages in the future.
“Once you’re done humming, our machine learning algorithm helps identify potential song matches. And don’t worry, you don’t need a perfect presentation to use this feature,” wrote Krishna Kumar, Senior Product Manager, Google Search in a blog post.
Kumar further noted that after identifying a song, users can explore information about the song and artist, view any accompanying music videos or listen to the song on your favorite music app, find the lyrics, read analytics, and even check. other recordings of the song when available.
The feature works like other song identification apps, with no music, apart from what users are humming to play in the background. Google uses machine learning models to put the Hum to Search feature into action. Google compares the melody of a song to a fingerprint, both of which have their own unique identity.
Once users hum the melody or tune in to search, Google’s machine learning models transform the audio into a number-based sequence that represents the melody of the song. Machine learning models are trained to identify tunes based on a variety of sources, including humans singing, whistling, or humming, as well as studio recordings.
Google will help you identify that song stuck in your head if you hum the melody for 10-15 seconds with its Hum to Search feature.
- Google has introduced a Hum to Search feature that will help users identify songs.
- The feature works on the latest version of the Google app or by tapping the Google Search microphone and humming.
- Google uses trained machine learning models to identify songs based on a variety of sources, including human singing, whistling, or humming.