Sound Search Gets An Android Widget
When Google unveiled Android Jelly Bean, it launched its sound search feature, which essentially replaces Shazam for all intents and purposes, when you’re trying to figure out what a song is as it’s playing.
Google has now launched a widget for this functionality in Google Play, enabling Android users to identify music that’s playing around them from the homescreen.
“Sometimes, you hear a song you like while you’re out and about but don’t want to download it right at that moment,” says software engineer Annie Chen. “The Sound Search widget syncs across all of your devices, so that song you recognized with your phone in the coffee shop can be quickly purchased from your tablet at home.”
“For devices running Android 4.2, you can add the widget directly to your device’s lockscreen, letting you recognize songs without even unlocking your phone, making it even easier for you to catch that song at the club,” adds Chen.
The widget is actually available for all devices in the U.S. running Android 4.0 and above.