Wow! Google Assistant can now identify the music playing in my surroundings with just one command. The latest update has done it all – making Google Assistant a music lover.

Earlier, only Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL users were able to know all about music playing near them, thanks to Google Plus. As the company relayed that the Assistant on other devices will also receive this feature soon, so it does.

How Does it Work?

You can listen to or identify your desired song by just following a few easy steps:

  • Summon Google Assistant
  • Ask “What’s this song?” or “What song is playing?”
  • You can also select “What’s this song?” suggestion from the wide array of choices presented by the assistant.
  • Google Assistant will pull up a card for you with the name of the song, the artist, lyrics, and of course the streaming links of YouTube, Google Play Music and Spotify.


How Google Assistant is Different from other Virtual Assistants?

This music identifying features are also being used by other virtual assistants such as Amazon Alexa, Microsoft’s Cortana, Siri and others. Alexa can find and play music with over 500 ‘activity phrases’ but it has a very limited device compatibility range and only works on some gadgets.

Siri, on the other hand, searches only on Bing that limits its functionality most of the times. Whereas Google’s AI is rated as having a higher IQ than Apple’s Siri. It is evident that Google Assistant is the most powerful and functional of all the virtual assistants out there.

We are not yet sure how widely this feature is available as some Canadian users reportedly haven’t received the update while it is found fully functional in multiple places of Europe and Asia. If your assistant has not yet become intelligent enough, wait for the update reaching you at any time.