Google Sound Search now available in the Play Store, brings cross-device syncing


Good news for music lovers always ready to discover some new tunes. Google has just released their Sound Search app into the Play Store today, mimicking the functionality found in popular apps like Shazam or Soundhound. Once reserved for devices running stock Android, Google’s Sound Search widget lets users easily identify music no matter where they are — that is, as long as the device is running Ice Cream Sandwich or above. So, whether it’s bumpin’ at the club or playing on the radio, Sound Search makes for easy music identification and from there, easy downloading from the Google Play Store.

And if for some reason you didn’t want to download music at the moment it’s identified (data limits can be brutal), Sound Search also lets you saved your tagged music for later. You could even pull up your tagged history from another device, making purchasing music from the Play Store easier than ever. Now, if Google can get to releasing even more stock Android apps, we could have near-stock experience for our non-Nexus devices.

[Google Play Link]

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

Voxeet for Android aims to trump call quality of Skype

Previous article

Google releases Maps for iOS – Should Apple or Android users be mad?

Next article

You may also like


  1. Any Ron Jeremy porn music ? ;)

    1. Damnit, Thomas. Wrong post. O_o

      1. My bad. BTW, the tube steak tonight was delish ;)

        1. The cheese on top was amazi— damnit, Thomas! >:O

          1. Are you guys really pointing to the fact that you guys had sex tonight, wow, awkward for the kid readers. Hahaha

          2. Reference to another news on here. Look up “Google filtering adult content even with SafeSearch turned off?”

          3. ROFL

          4. Bromance

  2. I use this feature within Google Now now that I have the Nexus 4. Problem with it is if the song isn’t on the Play Store it won’t recognize it.

    1. Yeah, I have all 3 (Soundhound, Shazam, and Sound Search) on my phone. It betters my chances on of those will identify music.

      I don’t know if it’s my OCD, but it always pains me to let a good song slip away into obscurity :/

      1. I do it even if IDGAF about the song. It’s just fun to do lol.

      2. Chris…which one do you like the best?

  3. USA only feature again!! People have Android devices outside the us!

    1. We Americans feel the same same way when I Europeans and Asians get the best phones first and we have to wait

      1. Forgive my texting still getting the hang of swiftkey flow.

        1. Its okay, and i live in Australia! I have been really looking forward for this widget :(

          1. Mate just get Shazam or Sound Hound. Problem solved.

  4. dammit, requires 4.0 and over. DARN HTC FOR NOT BRINGING ICS TO THE MYTOUCH 4G SLIDE -,-

  5. Already got idiots giving it 1 star cause they don’t know what a F*CKING WIDGET is…

    1. Sadly the average person doesn’t. It doesn’t help by the fact that it’s different on almost every freakin’ Android phone to use them.

      Everything should look like Android 4.2+ enough of this crap. At least Moto follows it on the Razr M, etc, if only for the obvious reason.

      1. Oh come on, give me a break. One really has to be strong in the stupidity section to not find out how to use widgets, even if it is a bit different on every launcher.

  6. I used this for the first time a few weeks ago at a McDonalds. Took all of 5 seconds to identify a Gin Blossoms hit from the 90s. A few hours later the identified song info was still displayed in the widget, so I thought, “lemme ‘go find’ their 320kbps greatest hits”, and whammobammo it’s now up in teh clouds & pinned to the ground.

    Oh, and I used it a few days ago to find out that the peoples’ “National Anthem” of YouTube is a song called Dreamscape by 009 Sound System, since it’s used in hundreds of videos

    1. ah Dreamscape :)

  7. the widget didn’t work all that well to me when it 1st came out this summer as far as recognizing songs. I think it only fetched like 1 out of 5 songs.

  8. Major props for Lana Del Rey

    1. i know right? hahaha

  9. I guess the DROID RAZR is not included in the release?

    1. Aren’t they on ICS? Should work just fine :)

  10. google copying soundhound, bad google.

  11. I have a near stock experience cm10 and gapps 4.2 the gs3 is insanely close to my n7

  12. Already have Soundhound and Shazam. Not sure if a third option is needed. Will have to test drive it and see!

  13. Review and compare!

  14. Not available in South Africa…come on Google!

  15. Not instalable in Spain :(

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

More in Apps