You hear a very nice song playing in the background as you enjoy your sumptuous dish in the restaurant. Or you are walking past a person who is listening to a piece of catchy music.
Probably your immediate reaction is you want to search for the song title online. So that when you arrived home you can play it in your top-of-the-line speakers over and over again until the lyrics got stuck in your head.
It’s easy if you search for English songs. You can type the verse of the lyrics on YouTube or Google then the site would be happy to show you a list of songs with similar one-liners.
But what if the music is in Japanese or Korean which you are not familiar with because is not your mother tongue? For example, theme songs of a Japanese Anime or your Favorite K-drama. How about that music that does not have any lyrics at all, only tunes and audio? How are you going to search for its song title?
The good news is, you do not need to cram just to memorize the lyrics or by humming to search for the song title online. Instead, you can use your smartphone Android/iPhone to easily find the title for you.
These devices are capable of finding the song or music title based on the audio, tune, and lyrics. It is very easy, you do not need to download an app as it’s already included in the OS feature. Especially if you are an Android phone user. If you want to give it a try then follow the steps in this post.
How to Search for the Song Title using Android Phone
With your Android Phone, you can search for the song name using its Tune, and lyrics.
I have tried searching for titles of KPOP Songs and Japanese Anime Theme Songs. It only takes a few seconds for the Android Phone to identify the song name. It’s actually impressive if you ask me.
Step 1. Download the Google Web Browser on Play Store
This is assuming your android device does not have an internet browser yet. You need to go to the GooglePlay store then search and download the official google browser.
On the other hand, if you already have it on your phone then proceed to the next step. Please note that the browser is different from the Chrome version.
Step 2. Run the Chrome Browser and search for the Song Title
When you run the browser, you will immediately see next to the search bar an icon that resembles a microphone.
Press that mic icon. You will be redirected to the page that will ask you to “search for a song.” Touch that link and allow the browser to listen to the song.
In my experience, it will only take a few seconds for the browser to come up with a list of possible songs.
Step 3. Scan the Songs that are arranged in the List
If you are lucky, Chrome will show you the exact song title that you are looking for. Similar to the one in the photo.
However, there are occasions when the web browser shows multiple song names. The possible reason is the song is very common. So, you need to manually play every song in the list until you find the correct match with respect to the one you are searching for. It’s as easy as that.
How to Search for the Song Title using iPhone
The process of using your iPhone to know the Song Title is almost the same as when you are using an Android Phone.
Step 1. Download and Install Google Chrome on your iPhone
You can go to iPhone App Store and search for the Chrome Browser application.
Step 2. Run the Web Browser on your iPhone
Search for the App on your apps collection and run it. Begin your search for the Song Title.
Immediately after you run the Web Browser on your iPhone. You can immediately see at the upper right corner of the browser the Mic Icon. All you need to do afterward is tap the Mic Icon to activate voice search. After a few seconds, Chrome will show you the possible matches for the song title that you are looking for. Play each song then select the one that has a similar Melody to the song that you heard.
How to Search for the Song Title using SIRI in IOS
Fortunately, ios have Siri a virtual assistant that is part of Apple’s operating system. You can request Siri to search for the title of the song. Here is what you need to do.
Step 1. Enable Siri on your iPhone
On your iPhone, go to the settings icon. Then proceed to “Siri and search.” To turn on and enable Siri, toggle the button next to the “press side button for Siri” or “press the home button for Siri.” This depends on the model of your iPhone. As we all know, newer models do not have a home button
Step 2. Activate Siri
Again this depends on your iPhone model. If you are using the models with the home button then press the home button to activate Siri.
If you are using iPhone X and newer models, then press the side button to activate Siri.
Step 3. Start searching the song title
Alright, this is a bit tricky. The first thing you need to do is say “Hey Siri.” After her response, touch the Siri icon on the screen, then asked her “what is the song title.”
Wait for a few seconds until Siri comes up with the title. Based on experience, Siri will show songs on Apple Music. This is unlike when you use the Google browser where it will show you music on youtube or in the search results.
There is probably numerous third-party app that can do the job aside from my example. However, the disadvantage is it will also occupy some storage on your device, and also the function will just be redundant. So, in my opinion, getting a third-party app is not necessary.