Unlock the YouTube Music’s AI with Humming Song Searches

Joseph Adebayo

YouTube Music has introduced a new feature to its Android app that allows users to search for songs by humming or singing along. This AI-powered feature aims to identify songs based on your melody, making it easier than ever to find a song you love.

What’s Happening & Why This Matters

The latest update to YouTube Music Android app includes a groundbreaking feature: the ability to search for songs using only your humming or singing voice. This previously hidden gift of Google’s suite of apps and features has finally been integrated into the YouTube Music app. Now, users can quickly identify the songs they love when they hear them on the radio or in public places.

The Hum to Search feature is easily found in YouTube Music for Android, represented by a conspicuous waveform icon in the app. Tapping the icon takes you to a new page, prompting you to “Play, sing, or hum a song.” Once you’ve successfully searched for the song, you can view detailed information such as the song, artist, year, album, and artwork. You then have the option to either ‘Play’ the song or ‘Save’ it for future reference.

The feature makes use of AI and machine learning to match unique melodies to the original recording of the song. This feature was first introduced in the Google Search app back in 2020 and has steadily gained popularity and recognition. It searches in over 20 languages on both Android and iOS devices, making it widely accessible to music lovers everywhere. Google’s AI identifies songs based on number-based sequences obtained from the user’s humming or singing voice, making pitch accuracy less important.

It is worth noting that Google began testing this feature on YouTube Music as early as March 2024, but it has only recently been rolled out to the public. If you haven’t received the update on your device yet, don’t worry – Google typically releases new features gradually, so it may take a few days for it to be widely available.

TF Summary: What’s Next

YouTube Music’s new AI-powered search feature is a game-changer for users who want to quickly find a song based on its melody. As the feature becomes more widely available, it will surely revolutionize how people interact with music. This innovation feature is a significant in the AI revolution, and we can expect more exciting advancements in the future.

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By Joseph Adebayo “TF UX”
Joseph Adebayo is the user experience maestro. With a degree in Graphic Design and certification in User Experience, he has worked as a UX designer in various tech firms. Joseph's expertise lies in evaluating products not just for their technical prowess but for their usability, design, and consumer appeal. He believes that technology should be accessible, intuitive, and aesthetically pleasing.
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