Google announced plans to introduce a new feature that enables users to search for songs that they don't know the name of by humming, whistling or singing the tune to the latest version of the mobile Google app or the Google Search widget.
To try it, make sure you have the most recent version of the Google app. "We'll show you the most likely options based on the tune", said Krishna Kumar, Senior Product Manager, Google Search. I asked the question, then hummed the first few seconds of "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" from The Charlie Daniels Band.
According to Google, a song's melody is like its fingerprint.
Google also announced that those who are in the market for a new auto will soon be able to search for it on Google and see an AR model right in front of them.
Alternatively, you can also take help of Google Assistant.
Then you will be re-directed to a page where it says "LISTENING".
The feature will initially be available for users in the United States and the first models to be integrated will be Volvo and Porsche. And don't worry, you don't need ideal pitch to use this feature.
You can select the best match and explore information on the song and artist, view any accompanying music videos or listen to the song on your favourite music app, find the lyrics, read analysis and even check out other recordings of the song when available. With the help of machine learning techniques, you will be able to identify it. An easy way to explain it is that a song's melody is like its fingerprint: they each have their own unique identity. That's when you can start singing or humming the song that has been living in your head rent-free. "All we need is a hum", Google said.