YouTube Music already allows searching music just by singing it

May 28, 2024  14:03

The YouTube Music app for Android has introduced a feature reminiscent of Shazam. It allows users to search for music by humming, buzzing, or whistling into the phone (or by playing a recording of a track from another device).

This new search format is accessible via an icon next to the microphone icon that appears when you tap the search button in the top right corner of the app. Users note that the results often depend on how obscure the song is.

A similar feature has been available in Google Assistant for several years. It is accessible in the Google app on both iOS and Android, as well as in Google Assistant itself. To activate it, you need to use the command "Ok Google, what’s this song?" and then hum the melody for a few seconds.

Previously, Google released an extension for Gemini, which allows the chatbot to play music from YouTube Music. To do this, users need to enter the appropriate queries. For example, you can ask Gemini to find and play music by song, album, artist, playlist, genre, and other parameters.

The company has been working on integrating YouTube Music into its chatbot for some time. Google announced this feature at the Google I/O 2024 conference. Gemini extensions enable various tasks, including initiating automatic navigation in Google Maps. 

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