Google Assistant On All Phones Can Now Identify Songs!
Google’s Pixel series of smartphones are as much about the software as they are about the hardware aspect of it. The phones have been widely appreciated for the stock Android experience that they offer. While the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have been quite a disappointment (Read Why), Google introduced a cool new update to the Google Assistant. The Assistant on the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL could identify music playing around you! This feature has now begun to roll out to more devices starting today.
Before we get into how to identify music using the Google Assistant, it is critical to know that feature has come out only for those users who are using the Assistant in four of the following languages: English (US), Japanese, French and German. Even for these users, it hasn’t rolled out for all the users at once but it is coming out in a phased rollout.
In the past, this feature was only on the newly released Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. However, users of the OnePlus 5 and even older devices such as OnePlus One and Nextbit Robin are reportedly getting it. You too, can try it out by setting your language to one of the four supported languages. The feature is expected to get a wider rollout in the months to follow.
How To Identify Songs Using The Google Assistant
- Make sure your phone’s Google Assistant is set to using one of the four supported languages.
- If there’s music playing in the background, Google Assistant will automatically show a ‘What’s this song’ option.
- If that option does not appear, you can simply ask your assistant – ‘What is this song’ or ‘Which song is playing in the background’.
- The Assistant will then ‘listen’ to the song and a few bars will appear.
- You will then be shown which song is playing in the background, along with the lyrics, details on the singer, and the option to play it on YouTube and Google Play Music.