Google's built-in voice assistant software, Google Assistant, can now identify songs wherever you bring your phone. This Shazam-like feature will listen to a song, and then give you an information ‘card’ as Google calls them. The card will display the name of the song, the artist, lyrics, and YouTube, Google Play Music, and Spotify streaming links.

To use the feature, all you need to do is open Assistant and ask “What song is this?” or automatically open Assistant and ask for the song info (depending on your phone) by saying “Okay Google. What song is this?” The ability to search for song info has been a feature of Google Now since 2015, which is on its way to being replaced by Google Assistant. Apple devices have also been able to do this since teaming with Shazam in 2014.

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Testing Google Assistant's new feature on my Samsung GS8

Will this add-on replace Shazam down the road?  We'll find out.  This feature rolled out to Google Pixel phones in October. It’s now slowly rolling out across the U.S. on Android devices that have Google Assistant. There’s no word on when this will be supported outside of the U.S.

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