When Android 4.1 was released, Google introduced it’s own sound search widget to help users identify songs and direct them to Google Play to purchase them. It’s basically Google’s version of Soundhound or Shazam. It’s a great feature to have built into Android and it’s even better now that it’s built right into Google search. Now, Google has decided to release the standalone widget onto the Play store so that users running Android 4.0 can also enjoy it.
Unfortunately, it appears to be U.S. only for now. Let’s hope Google extends support to all countries which have access to Google Music. Since it’s a widget, it won’t show up in your app drawer, so if you download it, be sure to look for it under “Widgets.”
- Google Play Store Sound Search For Google Play