Google launches Sound Search for Android users

Published on Dec 14 2012 // Technology News

Google launched a new Sound Search widget for all Android devices that allows users to identify a song playing and purchase it from Google Play. Services like Shazam and SoundHound also serve a similar purpose, but Google bragged its solution syncs across all devices to make purchasing easier from another device. Additionally, users running Android 4.2 can add the widget directly to their lockscreen to catch the song easier. Do you find yourself constantly scouring Google Play for music?

This widget actually leaked back in August under the name Google Ears, and Android 4.2 users will recognize the widget, because it is one of the few options for the lockscreen widgets in the newest version of Android. However, the new widget that has been released into the Play Store is available for any Android device running 4.0 or higher, so that at least covers close to a third of the Android ecosystem at this point.

Possibly the best feature of the Sound Search widget is that, much like many other Google apps, it syncs across your device. So, you can tag a song on your phone while you’re out and about, then purchase that song on your tablet when you get home.

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