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YouTube Music Now Lets You Search Songs by Humming With New AI Feature

This AI-powered feature lets users “Play sing, or hum a song” to identify it.

YouTube Music Now Lets You Search Songs by Humming With New AI Feature

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The new feature was spotted in YouTube Music for Android app version 7.02

  • The new feature reportedly lets users search songs by just humming
  • It was spotted in the YouTube Music for Android app version 7.02
  • Once the search query is completed, users can reportedly Play or Save son

YouTube Music for Android has introduced a new feature that lets users search for the songs stuck in their heads by just humming. The feature was already present in other Google apps such as Search and YouTube, and even Pixel smartphones, enabling users to search for songs and find them using machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI). It has now made its way to the YouTube Music app, opening up new ways to identify the songs playing on the radio or at the mall.

YouTube Music Gets New AI Search Feature

The Hum to Search feature was spotted in YouTube Music for Android app version 7.02. It is present in the app represented by a new waveform icon at the top-right corner of the screen, adjacent to the microphone icon. Tapping the icon opens up a new vibrant page that says, “Play sing, or hum a song”. Upon the successful completion of the search query, it shows details such as the song, artist, year, album and artwork. Below them, you get options to either ‘Play' or ‘Save' the song.

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YouTube Music's new search feature

According to a 9to5Google report, it uses AI “to match the sound to the original recording”. Since it is a Google feature, it reportedly works similarly to the Hum to Search feature on the Google Search app. This feature, introduced in 2020, allows users to hum songs to search for them in over 20 languages on both Android and iOS devices. Google says it doesn't require having a perfect pitch as a song's melody is its “unique identity”, and it converts it into a number-based sequence to identify it and find matches.

The report further suggests that Google started testing this feature on YouTube Music in March 2024 but it did not make its way to the public until now. We tried to access this feature and it works as advertised. If you haven't received the same on your device, it might take a couple of days till it is widely available since the tech giant rolls out its feature in a gradual manner.

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Shaurya Tomer
Shaurya Tomer is a Sub Editor at Gadgets 360 with 2 years of experience across a diverse spectrum of topics. With a particular focus on smartphones, gadgets and the ever-evolving landscape of artificial intelligence (AI), he often likes to explore the industry's intricacies and innovations – whether dissecting the latest smartphone release or exploring the ethical implications of AI advancements. In his free time, he often embarks on impromptu road trips to unwind, recharge, and ...More
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