Google’s latest update is now allowing users to simply click on the search mic and hum the song that is stuck in their head. in order to hunt down the name.
Starting today, Google users will have the accessibility to simply search for songs via singing, humming or whistling the tune. This feature will scale up the competition in the market immensely with regards to competitors like Apple’s Shazam.
The algorithm is designed to recognize up to 20 languages at the moment and Google has confirmed that they are working towards expanding the horizons regarding linguistic barriers even further.
Google confirmed that one does not need to be the best singer there is to make utmost use of this feature. They explained it in a blog post, while simultaneously making the announcement, that the feature ignores details such as the qualities of the voice, background noise and other tones. The song is boiled down to its basis essence in a numeric pattern, which Google referred to as “its fingerprints”.
Keeping the existing competitors such as SoundCloud and Shazam in mind, we can’t wait to see how Google’s new software plays out with the user base.