Find out what song is playing near you on Android

There are several ways to find out what song is playing near you on Android:

1. Using Google Assistant:

  • Voice command: Say “Hey Google, what’s this song?” or “Hey Google, identify song.”
  • Hum, whistle, or sing: If you can’t remember the song’s name, hum, whistle, or sing a tune. Google Assistant will try to identify the song based on the melody.
  • Open Assistant app: Tap the microphone icon and say “What song is this?”

2. Using third-party music identification apps:

  • Shazam: One of the most popular options, Shazam can identify songs quickly and accurately. It also provides lyrics, artist information, and links to purchase the song.
  • SoundHound: Similar to Shazam, SoundHound can identify songs and even show you the lyrics as they’re playing. It also offers music recommendations and singing voice recognition.
  • Musixmatch: This app focuses on lyrics, but it can also identify songs playing around you. It provides lyrics in real-time and allows you to create custom playlists.

3. Using built-in features on some Android phones:

  • Pixel phones: Pixel phones have a feature called “Now Playing” that automatically identifies songs playing nearby, even when the phone is locked. You can access the identified songs in your “Now Playing history” in the Settings app.
  • Other manufacturers: Some other phone manufacturers, like Samsung and OnePlus, might have similar built-in features for music identification. Check your phone’s settings or manual for details.

Additional tips:

  • Make sure your phone’s microphone is unobstructed for optimal song identification.
  • Some apps might require an internet connection to work.
  • If you’re having trouble identifying a song, try humming or singing a longer portion of the melody.