A new Android app feature that lets users search for music by humming or recording them for longer than three seconds is apparently being tested by YouTube. Only certain users have access to the “song search” feature, which is found in the YouTube app’s “voice search.” The app shows official music content, user-generated videos, and Shorts after recognizing the song. Although YouTube’s implementation uses the same technology as Google Search’s “Hum to Search,” it is quicker and just needs three seconds of audio.
A new app feature will be tested on Android devices, the platform just stated. Users will be able to use this tool to search for songs by humming them or recording them for longer than three seconds.
A small number of people presently have access to this feature. If your account is one of the lucky ones, you can switch from the “voice search” feature of the YouTube app to a brand-new “song search” feature. The app will show any related “official music content, user-generated videos, and/or Shorts” when it has heard or recognized the chosen song.
YouTube has a much larger selection of both officially produced content and user-generated content. Since 2020, Google Search has offered a similar “hum-to-locate” feature.
It’s interesting to note that the YouTube test use the same technology. According to a report by TechCrunch, Google has confirmed that this function makes use of the same underlying technology, however YouTube’s iteration is faster. On Google Assistant, “Hum to Search” requires 15 seconds of audio, although YouTube’s version simply needs three seconds or more.
Prior to now, YouTube updated YouTube Music in order to prioritize user preferences and improve the user experience. A recent update that features a small revamp of the YouTube Music app tiny player has been released as part of this endeavor.
A small update to the YouTube Music app has changed how users may browse the app to skip tracks and cast music to Chromecast-enabled devices, according to a report from 9to5Google.
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