You Can Now Hum Or Whistle To Google Search The Names Of Songs Stuck In Your Head

Ever had a song stuck in your head but can’t remember enough lyrics to search the name for it? Now you can get Google to help you search it with Google’s new hum to search feature.

The new feature is currently available on the Google app on both iOS and Android, or in Google Assistant where users can just ask a simple “What’s the song?” or tap the “Search a Song” button then hum the song that’s stuck in their head for around 10 to 15 seconds. Google will then show you results based on how likely a song matches what you hummed, according to its machine learning algorithm.

Essentially, Google’s machine learning software will analyse the tune you are humming or whistling and “transform the audio into a number-based sequence representing the song’s melody”, which is then used to compare against existing songs. 

The feature is currently available in English on iOS, and in more than 20 languages on Android. Google has plans to add more languages in the future.