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Google Assistant can now identify which song is playing near you

Want to find out which song is playing near you? Just ask Google Assistant in your phone.

tech Updated: Nov 07, 2017 10:35 IST
Google Assistant adds Shazam-like song recognition feature
Google Assistant adds Shazam-like song recognition feature(AFP)

Now, you can ask Google Assistant in your phone to identify the song that is playing near you - in a bar, a restaurant or at home. The feature is now being rolled out to all Android devices that have Google Assistant enabled.

After calling Google Assistant, you can ask “what song is this?” or “what song is playing?”, and the Assistant will pull up a card for you with the name of the song, the artist and lyrics, The Verge reported on Tuesday.

The card will also have links to YouTube, Google Play Music and Spotify streaming links of the song as well as an embedded link to search the song on Google. Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL devices can passively listen in to music around you and identify the song on the screen.

“But that song identification only kicks in after about a minute of listening and only works on popular songs,” the report added. The new update will help all users who have access to Google Assistant.

The song recognition feature was made popular by Shazam, an app that can “identify music, movies, advertising, and television shows, based on a short sample played and using the microphone on the device.” Apple had teamed up with Shazam in 2014 to roll out a similar functionality on its virtual assistant Siri.