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  • Writer's pictureAndi Dela Torre Griffiths

Google’s Hum to Search Feature Allows you to Find that Song in your Head

Have you got a song stuck in your head for hours now? Find that song quick with Google’s new hum to search feature. All you have to do is hum! You can try this via your Google app (available for both iOS and Android) or through Google Assistant.

How to Find a Song on Google's Hum to Search

Since there’s this song I’ve been trying to identify for such a long time, I tried the new feature right away. As expected, I found what I’m looking for! The song is called On ne S’Aimera Plus Jamais by Larusso. If you’re from the Philippines, you might remember this song as a big hit during the 90s'; everyone was dancing to this song. It’s very catchy.

Here’s how you can do it:

1 Open Google Assistant on your phone.

2 Once the voice command button is ready, simply say “what is this song”, then start humming for 10-15 seconds after you see the thin line provided for the sound waves.

3 Check the results. Your Google Assistant will present you with melody matches (based on your humming) complete with percentages.

4 Click the top result to play the song. That’s it!

Powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Ten years ago, I wouldn’t have imagined this would be possible, but now it is. This awesome feature is made possible by Google’s machine learning technology. To identify what we hum, the machine learning models convert the audio into number sequences, which represent the song’s melody. These number sequences are then compared to various songs around the world until they get the closest, if not the perfect match. It’s amazing how the whole process is, right?

Try it and let me know how it goes.

Thanks for checking out the blog, bye!

♥ Andi


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