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The Song Identification feature is rolling out now to all devices with Google Assistant.
For a long time, the Google Assistant has proven itself to be pretty amazing. It can send text messages for us, continue our contextually-aware conversations, create calendar events for us, and even control our smart home devices.
What’s more? Google Assistant works on our smartphones, tablets, smart watches and other gadgets.
Before now, Google Assistant was unable to identify songs. Now, Google is finally rolling out that amazing feature to the Google Assistant, after over a year. What some people did not notice to be ‘missing’ has now been added, and many are now praising Google Assistant for it. This feature, which was discovered shortly after the unveiling of the Pixel 2 smartphone, works quite the same way it already does when doing a voice search with Google Search.
The way it works it this. Whenever a user is playing a song, and then they bring up Google Assistant and asks, “What’s this song?” or “What song is playing?”, the Assistant is triggered to ‘listen’ for whatever song is playing at that moment. This process of ‘listening’ does not usually take very long. A user confirmed that it took just seconds on his Note 8.
When the song gets identified, the user gets a pop-up card that displays the name of the song, the Artiste, its lyrics as well as links to listen to the song on Google Play Music, YouTube and Spotify. An option of Google Search for more information, is also available.
Google Assistant now also includes a “What’s this song?” button that you can tap if the Assistant already hears a song playing after you prompt it. Tapping on this button will simply trigger the Assistant to start ‘listening’ immediately.
In addition, asking what song is playing if you are playing it through your headphones or another device with Spotify Connect, will automatically bring up the Title info without you having to first listen for whatever’s playing.
Users have confirmed the Song Identification feature to be working on the Pixel and Pixel 2, as well as on the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.
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