YouTube is poised to increase competition from Apple’s Shazam by allowing users to find songs they’ve heard somewhere else, or songs they liked but forgot to add to playlists. . Every music lover’s dream of finding the exact song they were about to forget just by humming it could come true with a new feature YouTube is currently testing. Some Android users will be able to test this title search feature before YouTube rolls it out to more users.
Google’s own video sharing app YouTube allows users to hum or record music to find catchy tunes.
“If you participate in the experiment, you can switch from YouTube’s voice search to the new song search function and identify the song you are looking for by humming or recording it for more than 3 seconds,” explained a YouTube post in March. there is August 23rd In 2020, Google introduced similar functionality to the Google Search Widget and Google Assistant. But at the time, people had to hum the song for about 15 seconds, according to a TechCrunch report.
Both Google and YouTube leverage the power of machine learning (ML) to enable this functionality. Once a song is identified on YouTube, users are directed to relevant official music content, user-generated videos and/or short videos featuring the song they are looking for.
Similar music recognition capabilities are available in third-party apps such as SoundHound and MusixMatch, but the feature, now on YouTube, could be used by a large global user base of an estimated 2.7 billion people. It’s nothing new for YouTube to test new features to optimize its app for its community of users and creators. The platform is now redesigning some Skip Ads buttons and introducing rounded corners in the video player.
The video platform is also testing a channel shelf within subscription feeds for multiple YouTube uploads, question and answer stickers for short videos on mobile, a new “For You” section on the channel homepage, and more.