YouTube Will Soon Let You Hum Tunes to Find Songs

The feature, which is currently undergoing testing, will compete with Shazam, an Apple-owned app that uses sound recognition to identify television shows, movies, music, and advertisements.

Have you ever had the frustrating feeling of having a song melody stuck in your brain and being unable to recall the name of the song? With YouTube’s voice search feature, users will soon be able to precisely identify the song that they vaguely recall by merely humming it.

Recurring songs that appear and stay in your head are called “earworms” and, like most things that fit into the categories of common, human, and problem, they have several uses, the most well-known of which is Shazam.

Shazam, which is owned by Apple, has long been used by users to identify songs by humming them. However, Shazam is going to face some competition since YouTube has just released its own song finder.

Google claims that only a small group of Android users can now test the function. I, on the other hand, was unable to test it because all I received in return for humming my favourite song was a minute-long recording of Google saying, “hun hun hun hun hun.”

YouTube says that “if you’re in the experiment, you can switch from the new song search feature to YouTube voice search, and hum or record the song you’re searching for

Similar song identifiers were first introduced by Google in 2020 for the Google Search widget and Google Assistant. Previously, users had to hum a song for more than 15 seconds to locate the song that was stuck in their head.

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