Having a tune stuck in your head, or listening to a cool new song and never knowing its name can be exhausting. Although Shazam started offering the ability to find which music is playing, you can also identify songs with Google Now. With this nifty built-in feature, you can simply ditch any other app and use the best of Android to find the right tune.

Step 1: Identify songs with Google Now

Regardless of whether you have a Samsung, Motorola, or Nexus device, Google Now comes built into Android. Simple press the mic button next to the Google search bar on your homescreen or in the Google app to activate voice commands.

identify songs with Google Now

While the music plays, the Google app with display “Listening for Music” and process the song playing in the background. The voice command feature will recognize the music and bring up details about the track, album, and artist. Moreover, you can simply tap on the Google Play Music link to go ahead and download the soundtrack.

Side Note: If you’re enjoying this article, you may want to subscribe to our YouTube channel; we do giveaways, hands-on product reviews, feature top tech, and much more!

Step 2: Keep a tab of all your song searches

Even after you’ve searched for the cool new song, you might forget about it as soon as you put your phone back in your pocket. Fortunately, Google keeps a tab of all the song searches you make with Google Now, which you can access from the device.

identify songs with Google Now

Start off by adding the Sound Search widget by pressing and holding the device’s homescreen. Select and place the Sound Search widget on the homescreen, then tap on it to view the song searches you have made.

identify songs with Google Now

Were you able to identify songs with Google Now, or will you stick to Shazam for now? Let us know which method you prefer in the comments section below.

Source: GreenBot

View Comments

unlock your phone

Easily and safely unlock your phone for any network provider in just minutes.

Get Started


What's my model number?

There are several ways to locate your model number:

Option 1
On your device, go to Settings, then "About device" and scroll down to "Model number"
Option 2
Often times you can view the model number inside the device, by removing the battery
Option 3
Using Samsung's model/serial number location tool

Looks like you're using an ad blocker.

We get it: ads aren't what you're here for...

But ad revenue is our only way to manage this site. Without ad revenue we won't be able to continue to provide quality content and free firmware downloads.

Please disable your ad blocker or whitelist Updato.com in order to continue into Updato's ad-light experience.

Thanks for your support!