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YouTube: new feature will allow users to identify songs by humming

  • Michele
  • 30 August 2023, Wednesday
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The video sharing platform YouTube announced that it is rolling out a new music discovery feature. It will allow its users to find songs by humming or singing them. A selected few received the chance to test it on their Android devices.

Music discovery on YouTube

Although music discovery tools like Shazam can be extremely helpful when trying to discover new songs or artists, they come with certain limitations. Sometimes, you are not looking for a song playing in the background or at a party, but in your head. You might remember the melody but have no clue who the track is by. Finding it can get super difficult, especially if you don’t know any of the lyrics.

YouTube wants to offer a solution to this problem by introducing a new music discovery feature that will allow its users to identify songs by humming or singing parts of it. According to YouTube, “Once the song is identified, you’ll be sent to relevant official music content, user-generated videos, and/or Shorts featuring the searched song in the YouTube app.” The trial version of the feature is currently available for Android users only.

So far, music enthusiasts can make use of Shazam, Spotify radios and playlists, or social media platforms to find new music. If the feature turns out successful and becomes accessible to all YouTube users, it will be a powerful tool for musicians to get discovered.

You can learn more about the feature on the support website of YouTube.

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