YouTube announced a new experiment on its Android app. The new feature that is being tested enables users to identify songs by humming, singing, or recording a brief snippet of music they are listening to.
Users taking part in the experiment can switch to the new song search option on the app and hum or sing a song for at least three seconds. Leveraging machine learning models, YouTube then identifies the tune and directs users to relevant YouTube videos associated with the song.
The new feature distinguishes itself by its swiftness in identification, requiring only three seconds of input. The technology behind this feature is based on machine learning algorithms that match hums or sung notes to a song's unique "fingerprint" or signature melody.
Although this feature is currently limited to a small number of Android users, its potential widespread implementation could revolutionize how people search for music and interact with the platform.