Have you heard of Google Ears? It's a song-recognition app that you can install right now
0. phoneArena posted on 10 Aug 2012, 06:42
Apparently, alongside Jelly Bean, Google has also introduced the Google Ears app at I/O 2012. However, while it seems the app isn't ready for prime time yet, there is a quick and easy way to get it right now on your Android 4.* device...
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2. loken posted on 10 Aug 2012, 07:03 1 1
Yep have used google ears. by adding a random widget i didnt know... works better than track id cause it can recognise soundtracks
15. Pings posted on 10 Aug 2012, 13:28 0 0
I seen the Widget in JB just didn't know what I was called. I use soundhound though.
3. CharlieAtInfinity posted on 10 Aug 2012, 07:05 2 1
I use Track ID... is it any better than Track ID? if yes then ill install!!
10. Aaron_R96 posted on 10 Aug 2012, 08:36 5 2
No its no better in my opinion, just tried this and it recognised about 3 out of 10 (all of which track ID recognised) thats probably why this isnt ready yet :/
12. jamrockjones posted on 10 Aug 2012, 10:01 4 1
Yeah but I could see some really cool integration with future Android versions and Google Now. Your waling down the street and all of the sudden you hear a song... and you like "Google Now... what song it this?" And then it tells you. That would be amazing!
4. maxkobi posted on 10 Aug 2012, 07:33 2 1
I use sound hound personally and have loved it for a long time. I will say though that Soundhoud is obviously more advanced and has a better library to recognize from. I have tested both apps and Soundhoud always seems to come out on top. thats just my 2 cents but if your cheap (its ok i understand) then google ears should suffice just fine and you will have to do some lyric searches on a few songs to "catch them all" ;)
5. wgaurav posted on 10 Aug 2012, 07:37 0 1
Its good at recognition but it does not store history of songs. Also some how if you try to buy music from google play after song recognition its always $1.29. PLease let me know if everyone has similar experience. I like the widget though.
8. u-suck-more posted on 10 Aug 2012, 08:15 1 1
i use Shazam~ and im happy with it :) we'll see how Google Ears works once it officially hits the Play Store~
13. -box- posted on 10 Aug 2012, 10:37 0 2
Good to see Google getting this as part of their own services. Shazam has been a bit annoying lately with all the commercials that want you to shazam it to get more info... A QR code or search term would work much better and faster, IMHO. That said, Bing has had this a while for the Windows Phone (music purchase and all), so it's kind of weird that Google, of all companies, is playing catch-up on this. Better late than never
16. KingKurogiii posted on 10 Aug 2012, 13:30 0 0
i just flashed the Transparent one since the default black one stood out too much on my neutral homescreen. it works really well. it replaced my Equalizer spot. o:
18. ChafedBanana posted on 10 Aug 2012, 15:11 0 0
It's a stock 4.1 Jelly Bean widget and it works unbelievably well on my Galaxy Nexus.
21. BattleBrat posted on 10 Aug 2012, 15:34 1 0
I dunno, soundhound has been very good to me, I have shazam as well, but soundhound is faster.
23. KingKurogiii posted on 10 Aug 2012, 17:00 0 0
i actually used it today in Hot Topic. it's a lot faster than opening Shazam. ;D
24. andrews317 posted on 10 Aug 2012, 22:07 0 0
I used soundhound before, but this one´s WAY faster.
25. sgogeta4 posted on 11 Aug 2012, 15:41 0 0
Will be trying this out soon. So far I prefer SoundHound (Infinity) over Shazam (Encore), but I hear recognition can depend on what genres you listen to. Yes, I purchased both apps and have compared 100s of songs with each.