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Bixby can now identify music tracks for you, like Shazam

Bixby has picked up a new trick recently: You can now ask Samsung’s virtual assistant to identify music that’s playing around you, just like Shazam. We’re not sure when this particular functionality was added, but we can confirm that it can identify both old and new songs with a good degree of success. It’s not very fast, though, and takes anywhere from 5 to 15 seconds to come up with the name of the track.

A little slow, but works fine otherwise

It’s also unclear which service Samsung is banking on here. We’ve asked the company and will update this article when we hear back, but it’s clearly not Shazam given the time it takes to identify a track and respond. In any case, if you want to try it out, just fire up Bixby Voice by long pressing the Bixby key or by waking it up by saying ‘Hi Bixby’, then ask ‘What track is this’ or ‘What song is this’ while the music is playing. Don’t worry if Bixby Voice also picks up some words from the song that is playing. As long as it hears your question, it will understand what you’re trying to do.

Such functionality is not limited to just Bixby. Google Search can also identify music for you and is a bit more convenient, as Google doesn’t need you to ask it to identify a track; it automatically gives you the option if it hears music playing when you tap the voice search button. Of course, Samsung may add something similar to this later on, and we hope it also improves the detection speed as it’s rather slow at the moment.

Bixby can now identify music tracks for you, like Shazam

Thanks for the tip, o0MHJ0o!

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Vuk995
Vuk995

It is feauture on note9 since day one, but Shazam is far better and faster, so I will bw stickinh to Shazam until some update come up

locarno
locarno

Shazam will be always the best.

altansat
altansat

Bixby TÜRKİYE

Nicque
Nicque

Yes it did… thanks for the info!! Still Siri does it faster than Bixby IMO.

sakshamgami
sakshamgami

the google sound search widget is the best ive come up on so far

heartog
heartog

Had this feature on my Note 9 since the first day I used it in September

Biransahin
Biransahin

I actually tried this last night. There was a song playing in a Netflix movie I was curious about and it took about 10 seconds to recognise it which is pretty good as it does need to hear a long enough sample to know what it is.

Lukasz1536
Lukasz1536

Finally! I was waiting for it so long.

Puriak
Puriak

its not new,i have this option on my note 9 since around a month ago…the best and most accurate app for music search is “Sound Hound” by the way.

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

You’re very welcome!
I can’t access the changelog again, but it definitely states them as separate functions:
Bixby can identify music around you.
You can also ask Bixby what track is playing.
It was a Bixby Service update.

locarno
locarno

“Thanks for the tip, o0MHJ0o!”

Nice