YouTube Music is reportedly getting a feature that will make searching for songs easier than before. Some users reported seeing a special Song in-app search button that enables this functionality. The feature was first added to YouTube’s Android app in October 2023, and it looks like it’s now expanding to the company’s dedicated music app. The feature allows users to play a song, hum a tune or sing along to find the desired result.

According to a report from 9to5Google, the Song the search feature from the YouTube Android app is now making its way to YouTube Music. The feature has also been noticed by several Reddit users, including one who confirmed seeing it on iOS. This means the feature is rolling out to both Android and iOS apps at the same time. However, since many users have not received the feature so far, it is believed that the wider rollout has either not started or is being rolled out in batches and will take a few days before everyone has access to it.

The way the feature works is simple. Android users on the YouTube app can simply go to the app’s search bar and click on the microphone icon to open a new screen that shows voice and Song sections. The voice tab lets users perform verbal searches, while the song tab lets them hum a song to themselves, play it on another device, or sing it to let the AI ​​compare it to the original song.

It reportedly works the same way on YouTube Music. But as a plus, instead of going through voice search and then finding Song icon that looks like a waveform, users will find a special icon next to the voice button. For reference, the functionality is also offered by Google Assistant and Google Search. Pixel phone users also have the option to identify a song using the It’s playing now feature. Longtime Android users would remember that Google Play Music offered a similar feature back in the day.

Last week, YouTube expanded its paid subscription, YouTube Premium, to ten new countries. These locations include Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Libya, Morocco, Reunion, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, and Zimbabwe, bringing the total number of countries and regions where the subscription is available to 100. All of these newly expanded countries also offer the more affordable student plan.

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