Now, You Can Hum to Discover Songs on YouTube Music for Android

YouTube Music for Android is finally rolling out a highly anticipated feature that allows users to search for songs by humming, in addition to singing or playing the melody on an instrument, as reported by 9to5Google. The feature has been in testing since March.

To use the feature, users simply need to tap the magnifying glass icon in the top-right corner and look for the waveform icon next to the microphone icon. Tapping the waveform icon allows users to start humming or singing. The results page will then display cover art, song name, artist, album, release year, and other pertinent information about the song. This functionality builds upon the Pixel’s Now Playing feature, which employs AI to match sounds to the original recording.

The feature is part of a server-side update included in version 7.02 of YouTube Music for Android. There is no information available regarding its availability on iOS, although it is expected to be released in the near future.

While this feature is new to YouTube Music, similar tools have been available elsewhere. Google Search introduced a comparable tool in 2020, and the regular YouTube app began offering a similar feature last year. Additionally, the online music streaming platform Deezer launched a “hum to search” tool back in 2022.

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