What has been missing in the Google kitty is an application solely devoted to music recognition. Most of us can recall moments when we had to make several inquiries before we could find the song we had heard, and then make the purchase. Then applications like SoundHound and Shazam became popular for music recognition. The music lovers were content; however, the price tag attached, made them less attractive. The enthusiasts were looking for something free, and Google seized the opportunity at the right time, to fill the gap. Google has realized that Android users needed an application where they can identify a song and get it from the Google Play store. And in this post we review the app that makes it possible, Google’s very own Sound Search App.
Google’s Sound Search App Review
The Sound Search App is available as a stand-alone application for all Android 4.0 ‘Ice-cream Sandwich’ versions. It can be downloaded and placed on the home screen of Android 4.0 devices for usage. The Sound Search App comes as a part-and-parcel of the Jelly Bean OS. All that a Jelly Bean user has to do is type, ‘What’s this song?’ on the App interface. He or she will get the song listed within a matter of seconds. Now, the App is available only within the United States. Android users world over are looking forward for its introduction in their geographic locations.
The functions of the application are simple and they deliver precisely what you want to know.
- The Sound Search App when activated finds the details of the song that is playing.
- This would list the details of the track and can fetch the lyrics of the song playing.
- The song playing will be sourced only from the Google Play store.
- It will show the destination where you can download or buy the track.
The important functionality that makes users take to the Sound Search App is the synchronization across various Android devices, like tablets, mobiles, and laptops. The song search is stored and can be revoked whenever needed in any of the Android devices that are in sync. This is very useful when you are on the go and not in the right situation to make a search. The track can be stored and used later in either your tablet or phone.
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The only worry that Google enthusiasts have is that the Sound Search app cannot be used in the Gingerbread version. The current popular version of Android, which is used prevalently, is the Gingerbread. Moreover, currently, there is no Social Media integration for the Sound Search App. Users of its competitor, Sound Hound can ‘favorite’ their songs on Facebook and Twitter. In both these areas, Google has lost valuable market share. Increase in percentage of the user base for the recent Android versions and Social media collaboration, will make the App move to the forefront.
The introduction of the Sound Search App has made the lives of music enthusiasts very interesting. If you are collecting a song database, then it is a must-have. You can track the song you like and make it your own. Most of all, you get the App free, that too from Google.
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