With an update released today (October 16) by Google, users can search for a song by simply singing, humming, or whistling the melody.
Announced at the Google Search On event, starting today, users can search for a title without knowing its title or text.
Users can access the Hum To Search feature by opening the Google Search app or using the Google Search widget. As soon as you tap the microphone icon, you can ask, “What kind of song is this?” or click the Find a Song button.
Also, when using the Google Assistant, users can ask, “Hey Google, what’s this song?”
From there, users have a 10-15 second window to hum, whistle, or sing the melody of any song they are thinking of, and Google will provide a variety of matches starting with the highest percentage match.
Look at an ad for the following feature:
“A simple way to explain this is that the melody of a song resembles the fingerprint: everyone has their own identity,” said a post on the Google Blog.
“We have developed machine learning models that can match your humming, whistling or singing to the correct ‘fingerprint’.”
“When you hum a melody in Search, our machine learning models convert the audio into a number-based sequence that represents the melody of the song. Models are trained to identify songs from a variety of sources, including people singing, whistling, or humming as studio recordings, ”the post continues.
“The algorithms also remove all the other details like the accompanying instruments and the timbre and tone of the voice. What we have left is the number-based sequence of the song or the fingerprint. “
The function is currently available for both iOS and Android. The latter offers the function in over 20 different languages.