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Tuesday June 25, 2024

YouTube Music: THIS 'humming' feature to change song search forever

YouTube Music users just need to remember melodies to find songs

By Web Desk
May 25, 2024
YouTube Music to roll out song-identification feature for Android. — Android Central
YouTube Music to roll out song-identification feature for Android. — Android Central

Have you ever had that moment when you are trying to remember a song but struggle to recall the words or the song's title?

Well, if you are an Android user and you experience that moment again, don't stress because, according to Engadget, YouTube Music is rolling out a new feature that allows you to "play, sing, or hum a song" to search on Android.

But how will this feature work?

YouTube Music's 'hum to search' feature

According to Engadget, you can access the feature by tapping the magnifying glass icon in the top-right corner. Then, you'll notice a new waveform icon next to the microphone.

A vibrant search page in YouTube Music will prompt you to "Play, sing, or hum a song."

How YouTube Musics hum to search feature works? —  9to5Google
How YouTube Music's 'hum to search' feature works? —  9to5Google

The identification process can be quite fast.

A fullscreen results page shows cover art, song name, artist, album, year, and even download/offline status, as well as "Play" or "Save" to your library shortcuts.

Additionally, you may exit this screen from the top-left corner or perform another search at the bottom.

According to the report, YouTube Music started testing this feature in March, while Google Play Music offered something like this a long time ago.

Song search is a server-side update that will be seen with version 7.02 of YouTube Music for Android. However, there has not been any sign of this feature rolling out to iOS just yet.