Identifying Music Playing Directly from Android Homescreen with 'Sound Search for Google Play' Widget

Sound Search for Google Play, a new widget let you start identifying music playing around you, directly from your Android device's homescreen. After you've installed the Google Play Sound Search widget, "just go to the widget picker and drag the Sound Search widget onto your homescreen. You can click on the widget at any time […]

Sound Search for Google Play, a new widget let you start identifying music playing around you, directly from your Android device's homescreen.

After you've installed the Google Play Sound Search widget, "just go to the widget picker and drag the Sound Search widget onto your homescreen. You can click on the widget at any time to start recognizing music around you," Google blogged.

And, on Android 4.2, the widget can be directly added to device's lockscreen, "letting you recognize songs without even unlocking your phone, making it even easier for you to catch that song at the club," google added.

The Sound Search widget syncs across all of your devices, "so that song you recognized with your phone in the coffee shop can be quickly purchased from your tablet at home."

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Feature include:

  • ""What's this song?" The Google Play Sound Search widget can help you recognize music and songs playing around you.
  • You can:-Identify songs, directly from your homescreen
  • Purchase identified songs straight from Google Play, and add them to your Plays Music library
  • Keep a song identification history, synced across all of your Android devices, so you can purchase a song later."

The Sound Search for oogle Play widget is available on Google Play for devices in the U.S.

Update: Google introduces Magazines on Google Play in the U.K. Starting today, "you can get all your favourite magazines instantly to your Android tablet or phone," Google wrote on a G+ post.

There are now over a hundred of the UK's favourite magazines now in the cloud that you can read anywhere, anytime on any Google Play device. You can chose to pick up a single issue or subscribe to your favorite magazines such as Glamour, Hello!, Men's Fitness and Total Film.