Google Search isn’t done with cool and useful features in the latest update that rolled out today. Earlier we let you know about the capability to take photos and record video by simply opening Google Search and using the OK Google voice command. It seems that Google saw fit to add in another feature for Google Search to find out titles of songs. It basically works exactly like their sound search widget, but you can neatly access it from within Google Search instead of having to put out an extra widget to get the functionality.
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This might seem like a little bit of redundancy for many people, and maybe it is, but the fact is that it’s more convenient to access now that the function is all wrapped up into one app. Other apps that have been around for quite some time also provide this function like Sound Hound or Shazam, but once again, having the functionality all neatly wrapped up with Google Search makes it simple to not only get the song title you need but also other useful information you might want about a particular song or the artist singing it, since it’s tied into Google Search and its boundless wealth of knowledge. To access this new Google Search function its quite simple. All you have to do is open up Google Search or Google Now, and tap the mic button or access the mic button from the widget, or you can just say OK Google if you have the supported listening mic feature(Moto X and Nexus 5), and then say listen to TV after which Google Search will then proceed to analyze the music playing and give you the results for the song and artist title, as well as other people who have covered that particular song. We would assume that Google Search gives you relevant search results information based off of the song as well.
As with the earlier post we put out about the camera and video recording features, this function is part of the latest Google Search app update that was pushed out today, so if you don’t have these features just yet check your apps list inside the Play Store and see if the app is ready to be updated. Otherwise just wait around patiently for it to hit your status bar.