You know the tune, but you can’t remember the words, never mind the title of the song or the band.
While it may not be one of life’s biggest problems, it can get extremely frustrating.
If that’s happened to you before and it irritated you beyond words, then you will love Google’s new feature called hum to search.
With hum to search, you can literally hum a song and Google would be able to tell you what the song title is and the band or artist it belongs to.
In short, it’s like Shazam without having to listen to the actual song. Because if you were listening to the song, the tune wouldn’t be stuck in your head without the lyrics or title, right?
Business Insider reports that the results are based on the tune and that users do not have to be perfect singers. Once the results pop up, the user can pick the song they think best matches their submission.
The results will also feature accompanying music videos, song analyses, and even any available covers for the song. There’s also a link to listen to the song on major streaming services.
You only have to hum, sing or whistle for 10 to 15 seconds in order for Google to identify the song.
The feature currently works in 20 languages, and Google hopes to add more soon.
TimesLive tried the new feature with six popular local songs. While some of it worked, like Jerusalema and Scatterlings Of Africa, others failed to produce even a match.
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